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Kia Optima Questions


Why Does My Kia Optima Run For 2 Seconds And Then Die

I have problem that I just got with my car. It has been running perfectly fine with absolutely no problems and when I went to work, I started it up and it would run for 2 seconds and then die. There...

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Genecia Russell

Why Is My 2007 Kia Optima Wheel Is Locked And Car Won't Start ?

I've tried using my left hand to pull down on the looser side of the wheel while turning the ignition, I've tried spraying DW40 into key hole while turning it, I've also tried bamming the key whilst...

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When Should The Power Steering Fluid Be Exchanged?

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2013 Kia Optima Sxl

I have a 2013 Kia Optima. I just got the fuel pump replaced. Or so I was told. it only had 1/4 of gas on it when the fuel pump got replaced. I drove it about 67miles until I filed up the tank. Afte...

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Amy McClure

2013 Kia Optima

I was driving down the road car died no lights in dash were on? Car wouldn't start at all wouldn't do anything couldn't even put in neutral. Got a jump or tried it at least let me put in neutral s...

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About the Kia Optima

The Optima is Kia's entry into the mid-size sedan market.  Its goal is to offer many of the same upscale features, performance, and quality, but at a lower price than comparable competitors.  
Launched in 2001, the Optima is a four-door, front-wheel drive sedan.  It came with either an I4 or a V6 engine, and the base model came equipped with power windows and locks, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, and a rear defrost.  Higher trims added on cruise control, remote entry, a sunroof, heated mirrors, and leather trim.  Aside from some minor exterior and interior styling changes, the Optima looked very much like the car upon which it was based, the Sonata.   
It wasn't until 2006 that the Optima started to forge its own identity separate from the Sonata, with an all-new redesign, including a ittle more stylish flair to its lines and a different front end.  It also got new, more powerful engines and was now loaded with six airbags.  Standard luxury features remained about the same, with the new EX the top-of-the-line model.   
Drivers have liked the overall performance of the Optima, complimenting its quiet ride and new rounded style.  Performance suffers with the I4, obviously, and the V6 isn't winning any races, but it reliability is greatly improved.  Along with the long list of standard equipment, one of Kia's most attractive features is its 10,000 miles/10-year warranty.  That, combined with a lower pricetag than similarly equipped cars, positions the Optima as a luxury sedan for even the smallest wallets.