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2010 Kia Optima

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2010 Kia Optima Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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 shoul...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

2010 Kia Optima Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2010 Kia Optima, 2.7L V6, Birmingham, AL

My car pulls slighlty to the right while driving. If i let the steering wheel go the car pulls completely to the right

Visitor, 2010 Kia Optima, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, San Diego, CA

I do not have a manual available. What is the manufacterer's oil recommendation for the 2020 Kia Optima?

bruinooge, 2010 Kia Optima, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Williamsburg, VA

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 th...

BigReox7, 2010 Kia Optima, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Fishers, IN

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 w...

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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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