Kia Optima Problem Report

Kia Optima Battery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output

(9 reports)

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.

When I shut my car off and do not remove The keys immediately-- the battery dies! Kia service tried to tell me that is a feature of the Kia Optima -
Car wont start due to something pulling a charge all the time. I had the car for 4 months and had nothing but problems -
alt. not strong enough to run everthing -
needed new altenator because car wouldnt start, battery wasnt getting charged., got it fixed at George Auto Body in Winchester Ma over $400.00 -
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