2006 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Optima
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2006 Kia Optima ProblemsBattery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output
After the vehicle has been operated with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning), a weak alternator can cause starting difficulties. In some cases, the original alternator could not sufficiently charge the battery; Kia released a new alternator which can correct this concern.
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
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.
2006 Kia Optima QuestionsI am trying to locate the air intake temperature sensor on my car (1 answer)
Its v6 2.7 liter engine
I have kia optima2006 model, have around 118,000 miles, car will not rev up over 2500 rpm, car was taken to kia dealer, a new trottle position assembly was installed, problems, still the maxium speed 30 - 40 miles per hour.
after the struts were replaced, I picked the car up and about a week later, the front end started making a knocking noise when you turned. took the car back to the repair place and was told the cushions that the struts sat in were worn out. had the cushions replaced yesterday. - mechanic took t...
2006 Kia Optima RecallsThe Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy As Designed
The clock spring electrical assembly in the steering column may become damaged over time, resulting in high resistance in the driver's airbag electrical circuit. This could cause illumination of the airbag warning light and/or the driver's airbag may not deploy as designed. Failure of the airbag to properly deploy increases the risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clock spring contact assembly as necessary to correct this concern. The Kia recall number is SC094.
The shift cable may have been installed incorrectly, causing tension in the cable. The tension could cause the cable to become disconnected from the shifter, disabling proper gear selection. If the vehicle is left unattended with the transmission not in "Park" and the parking brake not engaged, the vehicle could roll, increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the shift cable and reinstall it if necessary. This recall is expected to begin during March of 2011. The Kia recall number is SC088.