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Kia Optima Kia Issues New Alternator to Replace Weak One

Kia Optima Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2010

Average Mileage: 87,500 mi (63,000 mi - 113,000 mi)


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.

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