2009 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Optima
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2009 Kia Optima ProblemsKia Issues New Alternator to Replace Weak One
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.
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.
2009 Kia Optima QuestionsAfter running for about 30 seconds or sitting at a light or idol an while drive the car starts sputtering. It stops for a few minutes and starts again. Any solutions (1 answer)
I moved the tilt, I moved the steering wheel, I tried graffit spray nothing. Still want turn