Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
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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.
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.
The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault in the intake air temperature circuit. If no fault is found in the sensor or wiring, a simple reprogramming of the powertrain control module (PCM) may fix the problem.
Kia Optima QuestionsReplaced crankshaft n timing belt 05 Kia lx optima 4cylinder still wont crank up (3 answers)
Car has 98k miles cranks then cuts off idk what to do please help me out thanks
I dont see anything in my online Owners manual
I replaced many alternators from autozone for 2008 kia optima 2.4L and they don't charge my brand new battery. What is the problem?
Kia Optima RecallsRight Front Axle Driveshaft Separates From Vehicle
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.
The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.