2009 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Optima
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
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.
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.
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