2003 Kia Optima Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Kia Optima

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2003 Kia Optima

Most Common 2003 Kia Optima Problems

2003 Kia Optima vehicles have 14 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2003 Kia Optima problem is: Door Locks Malfunction Not Allowing Driver or Passanger to Open Their Doors
A faulty door latch assembly may cause one or both front doors to be difficult to open. replacing the worn latch will...
Check engine light illumination—combined with a lack of power or a stumble on acceleration—may be caused by the...

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The Kia Optima Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $471 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Optima.

Most Common 2003 Kia Optima Questions

There are 45 related questions for 2003 Kia Optima vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
2003 kia optima. i'm being told the ecm is fried and needs to be reprogrammed. i was told it had to sent off to la...
I bought my car new and have never seen this happen to a car. i have hundred thousand miles on my car now. the...

2003 Kia Optima Recalls

2003 Kia Optima vehicles have 2 known recalls. The most common recall is: Recall 09V183000.
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