Kia Optima Problem Report

Kia Optima Battery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output

(10 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.

Vehile would not start at all. After I jumped car was running but as soon as you turn off and back on nothing. Thought was battery per dealer replaced only to find out alternator not charging and my car was only running on the battery. Needless to say car is still at dealership as they access the issues with my 2013 Kia Optima. -
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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