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Kia Optima Problems

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Most Common Kia Optima Problems

A faulty door latch assembly may cause one or both front doors to be difficult to open.
Check Engine Light illumination—combined with a lack of power or a stumble on acceleration—may be caused by the throttle position switch (TPS).
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 ill...
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2 Known Kia Optima Drive Train Problems

3 Known Kia Optima Electrical & Lights Problems

2 Known Kia Optima Engine Problems

2 Known Kia Optima Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known Kia Optima Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

10 Known Kia Optima Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Kia Optima years 2004, 2003, and 2005 are the most likely to experience problems.

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