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 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.
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.
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