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2003 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Kia Optima

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Kia Optima is between $399 and $487 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2003 Kia Optima
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$443
Annual Repair Cost
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Check Engine Light illumination—combined with a lack of power or a stumble on acceleration—may be caused by the throttle position switch (TPS). Kia released an improved part which shoul...
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not neces...
Timing belts can break prematurely and cause serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, the crankshaft position sensor should also be replaced as it most likely has suffered damage...
Motor died at signal, starts but not very long and runs real ruff with load clanking sound in mot...
When fueling at gas station the pump will stop and I can hear the gas gurgling down than I can pu...
the starter and battery are good, but it just will not turn over, I use to knock on the starter, ...
KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KMC) IS RECALLING 36,538 MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 OPTIMA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY ...
SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF ...
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February 21, 2010
2003 Kia Optima
I HAVE OWNED TIS CAR FOR TWO YEARS IT HAD 13,000 ON IT WHEN WE GOT IT WERE AT 80,000 NOW AND THE ONLY THING I HAVE REPLACED IS THE FACTORY BATTERY AWESOME CAR I HAVE BEEN A ASE MASTERTECH FOR YEARS...