2005 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Kia Optima
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2005 Kia Optima ProblemsDoor Locks Malfunction Not Allowing Driver or Passanger to Open Their Doors
A faulty door latch assembly may cause one or both front doors to be difficult to open. Replacing the worn latch will commonly correct this problem.
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 should correct this concern.
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 necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
2005 Kia Optima QuestionsWhy won't my wipers turn off? (1 answer)
My windshield wipers wont turn off and the fluid keeps coming out, it occured after my brights got stuck on and wouldnt turn off
My 05 Kia Optima when it is shifting into 2nd and 3rd gear sometimes it will hesitate like it isn't going to shift then it will slam into gear.
I just got the vehicle and notice that the ac stays running even when I turn the knob off on the ac panel inside the vehicle