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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 repaired?

I feel hot air but fan does not work

I think some water from my cup holder spill into my buttons by the lower part .. I also notice my parking , reverse , natural , drive buttons are flashing too .. I'm lost as what to do I'm worried ..

It hesitates and is real sluggish going down the road and taken off and my turn signals and brake lights only work when they want to.

only way I can get the tail lights to go off is to is to take the batty cables off

I moved the tilt, I moved the steering wheel, I tried graffit spray nothing. Still want turn

My 2012 Kia Optima with 45k miles has an intermittent problem with the cruise control such that I can't set it with the switch on the steering wheel. When it fails it fails numerous times then all of a sudden it works. It has failed on 3 occasions and each time it has been raining out. I took my car to the dealer but it starting working when I got there. Since I don't have a problem with it disengaging when I put my foot on the brake I don't think it is the same problem that others have reported.

New wire from altenator to battery and from battery to starter and new ground wire and brand new interstate battery going through altenators like gasoline what's my problem

I have purchased Kia Optima 2015 2.0 Automatic, My central lock system is operate from Driver side Center lock button but i want also from passenger side lock button.in my previous car i have control from passenger side and driver side lock the central locking. Is there any programming available to activate it.?

My air, defrost and heater does not blow out air.

Started very infrequently car won't accelerate over 25 or 40, if you pull over and turn it off and back on often it would go back to working just fine. Now it's happening most of the time. Check engine light does not come on. Error code state that it is accelerator position sensor. P0698, P2122 or 2121? dealership want overs 800 for the part?

Ran left front up on cement divider yr ago. Was difficult to back it off the divider. Steering has play when turn steering wheel to left sitting still. Whining noise gets louder when accelerate. Noise more prominent now than in beginning. Tire light came on recently. Put air in front tires but light still on. Dont know if that has anything to do with other issues. Nothing leaking under car. Steering mechanic issues, drive shaft shifted????

I have good reason to believe this is somehow causing drain my battery as now every couple days I go out to my car and it's completely dead. Only electric though, otherwise the car runs perfect. Taken to a service center and they said they would have to check the wiring but I didn't want that specific shop doing anything to my car as it wasn't a place I trusted, I just went there because that is where my warranty paperwork suggested I go, although nothing they planned on doing was suppossedly covered. So, I will probably take it to a Kia Dealership or Kia certified shop. Is there any common problems like this, with my make and model, and is there anything I can do myself to maybe save money?? There is no malfunction with the battery(passed the tests according to the computer) or car operation. There is nothing keeping the trunk open, as far as I can tell it locks really well, although the warning light on my dash remains on when I'm driving or parked/engine on or off. Of course until the battery dies.

The frame is corroded really bad and I'm trying to figure out will they still honor the recall part on my car!

This morning when I started it up it now has a vibration. What is wrong now?




Transmision don't shift and don't start be cause it's on drive

Happened out of blue. Car was damaged in front 3 months prior but ran fine w no prblms. At Kia Dealer for 2 weeks wo a word. Now, call and tell me it's because of damage to wire harness I caused (under warranty if not my fault) Seems shady. Think they can't figure out so blaming me. Keep seeing immobilizer prblms on forums. Think that's what it is. I don't know what to do. Case of woman being taken advantage of...don't know enough, but have been researching prblm enough to know I'm not only one. PLEASE HELP ASAP

that what is wrong with, my kia. advised have install new throttle position assembly, cost $425.++ stated reset the car's computer system, when inignation is shut off, when the car is restated returns to safelock mode. Any help would be most graceful appreciated. thanks rob

I have kia optima2006 model, have around 118,000 miles, car will not rev up over 2500 rpm, car was taken to kia dealer, a new trottle position assembly was installed, problems, still the maxium speed 30 - 40 miles per hour.