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Buy American not Korean
By lwa57 on
2007 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Bought new. Rear brakes wore unevenly. Down to metal at only 25k miles. Taylor Kia of Boardman says brake pads are not covered by warranty. However, the rear passenger brake is dragging. They claim caliper is ok. Uneven wear between wheels, (3 mm and 0 mm left rear vs 7mm and 3 mm on right rear pads) shows excessive wear on the outside pads. Wear indicator is on the inside pad so damage to rotor can happen before indicator makes noise. The dragging brake explains the poor mileage and sluggish power. Previous posts show a couple rear brake issues. Hmm! KIA called me back and said they stand behind their mechanic. Not warranty issue. So my next car will not be a Kia! Buy American!
Cup holders. Roomy.
Fix brake issues. Front brake should wear before the rear. All should wear evenly and should last longer than 25k miles.
I had a 2006.5 Optima as well. I put 68k miles on the car before selling it. Never had any issues with the brakes. In fact, the pads were original. Surely there is a way to adjust the pads if one is grabbing too soon or sticking.