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2012 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Kia Optima

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2012 Kia Optima is between $399 and $487 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
26
2012 Kia Optima
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$443
Annual Repair Cost
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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 shoul...
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 sufficientl...
The navigation unit in the Kia Optima may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other feat...
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I was out and parked my car, turned off the a/c. And right there and then it smelled like somethi...
Sounds like a loose bolt vibrating against metal. I tightened two screws behind the take out side...