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2010 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Kia Optima

2010 Kia Optima Problems

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.

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2010 Kia Optima Questions

The button is on driver`s door ,and there is a trunk button also and it works works

When the engine is cold and I start driving then slow down between 3rd and 2nd gear my car seems to hiccup and then slow down. It only does it until my car gets warm then seems to go away. I just want to make sure it is not harming my transmission or brakes. When I switch my car to auto-manual an...

It only has 18,000 miles on it and recently started this. It is intermittent and seems to be worse the first few times I break when I haven't driven it for a few hours. I have brought it to the dealership twice and they say they can't find anyhting wrong with it. They checked the pads and...

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2010 Kia Optima Reviews

The car has been great overall. Meets my needs and is fun to drive. My only observation is that it shifts out way too quickly in drive occasionally leaving you with no power. It is not uncommon for it to shift all the way into fifth before reaching 35 mph. I usually remedy this by using the sport shift when I anticipate that I will need more power.

My wife's car, she fell in love with it from start, mileage okay, comfortable for her,and sound system okay too. Handled well on long distance trips, took it to Virginia-Maryland, ride was smooth enough for small car. It's a little tight for me, but if she's happy I'm happy too. So far so good, we are happy with it.

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