2007 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Kia Optima
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2007 Kia Optima ProblemsFront Door Will Not Open Due to Faulty Latch
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.
The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault in the intake air temperature circuit. If no fault is found in the sensor or wiring, a simple reprogramming of the powertrain control module (PCM) may fix the problem.
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 as well.
2007 Kia Optima QuestionsThe passenger side power seat will only go REVERSE only. The RECLINE will only go REVERSE also (1 answer)
I am trying to determine if the problem is the motor(s) limit switches or operator
switch(s). For quite a long while the problem was intermittent. Now it's broke all the time.
My air, defrost and heater does not blow out air.
I am having trouble with a shortage in my lighting. I am constantly replacing my low beams and tail lights. Now I have to replace my headlight. This problem began a year after I had my car however now it has become worse. I just thought the lights were bad at 1st. Now I realize there is something...
2007 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.