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Kia Optima Questions

menarezk
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The Speed Sensor Affect On Working Of Transmission Or No

the speed rpm not working and computer code said it need transmission sensor

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Kapsap
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What Did I Do Wrong In Recharging My A/c?

Recharged 07 Optima ac and now when I try to run it it draws down engine power, almost to stalling if out.

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Tahnika Owusu
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My Car Turns On But Steering Wheel Won't Turn. I Drive An 07 Kia Optima, Wh...

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lwa57
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Loud Wheel Squeal When Driving, But Gets Quiet When I Put The Brakes On.

My wheels squeal when I'm driving but it gets quiet when braking. I replaced all 4 brake pads, but they were not worn down to the squealer. There are no marks on the rotors. Is this a wheel bearing pr...

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robochick
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I Removed The Cover And Bulb For The Trunk Light Of My 2006 Kia Optima. Whe...

I removed the cover and bulb for the trunk light of my 2006 kia optima. When i put the cover back on, i must have done something incorrectly because all at once, a bunch of. Things stopped working. ...

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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.