Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Kia Optima
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Kia Optima ProblemsFront 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.
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.
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.
Kia Optima QuestionsWhat can be causing my steering wheel to click? (1 answer)
My car has a clicking noise when going over a bump or turning, and my steering wheel feels like it moves.
Drove over 200 miles and shows it is not ready did it twice now
I replace the fog lights one when out then before I can get home the other fog light went out.
Kia Optima RecallsDriver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Not Properly Installed
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may not inflate properly in the event of an accident due to it not being installed properly. Dealers will repair the air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.
The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail, separating from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft free of charge to resolve the concern.
The dual stage driver's frontal air bag may not deploy fully in an accident due to a missing chemical enhancer not loaded with the air bag for proper second stage deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.