2013 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Kia Optima
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2013 Kia Optima ProblemsFaulty Throttle Position Switch
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.
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.
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.
2013 Kia Optima QuestionsI put diesel instead of regular gas in my tank. How much should repairs cost? (1 answer)
I already had about a 1/4 tank of regular gas in my car, but I went to add another $20 worth of gas. Not really paying attention I ended up putting diesel in the tank, and didn't realize it until I drove for about 8 miles then the car started jerking. How much should it cost me to have this r...
The smell from the a.c. is of old moldy wet rags it bad what can be done to fix rtf his problem