2013 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Kia Optima Problems

Front Door Will Not Open Due to Faulty Latch

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.

Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues

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.

Faulty 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.

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2013 Kia Optima Questions

I 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...

T he smells that comes out from the a.c. when it turned on It smells like mold (1 answer)

The smell from the a.c. is of old moldy wet rags it bad what can be done to fix rtf his problem

headlights are set on auto, but they come on in the daylight when sunny, but not when it is raining or getting dark; air condition indicator is staying on, and air is coming out ,even when I cut it off, tire pressure light keeps popping in and out (1 answer)

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2013 Kia Optima Reviews

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Great car exception gas millage isn't what they say at least not on my car 2013 optima ex average is about 18-22 mpg locally. thatsback on country roads. other then that great car. drives, handles great, excellent excellaration, very fast pickup , love the standard features although my has some s on a options, stops on a dime. rides smooth. would buy another instantly, would and have recomme...

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