2012 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Kia Optima
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2012 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.
2012 Kia Optima QuestionsMy a/c stopped working. And it doesn't blow any air, not even hot air. (1 answer)
I was out and parked my car, turned off the a/c. And right there and then it smelled like something burned. After that I tried to turn it back on and nothing happen. It doesn't even blow hot air, it does nothing. What do you recommend? What should I look for?
I bought the car used and it doesn't sync properly for directions