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Kia Optima Questions

sredman
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Seems To Skip 4th Gear, And Check Engine Light Comes On..

while driving 2005 optima lx seems to skip 4th and have some loss of power and check engine light comes on.

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)
johnlopez
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I Have A 2003 Kia Optima Lx 4 Cylynder And My Key Broke Off In The Ignition...

don't crank or even spring back ,go into neutral or nothing

13 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
conniesue
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I Used A Key I Had Made And It Worked Until I Used It To Unlock The Door No...

My daughter had an extra key made and I used it all day and then had to lock the car. I used the key to unlock the car door, but now the ignition is locked up and I can't get even the original key to ...

13 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Oicnow
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I Replaced The Headlight Bulb Twice Only Minimal Light Comes Out. Fish Eye ...

2011 kia optima ex, right light main lowbeam I believe the bulb number is H1

8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Freddy Soliz
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09 Kia Optima Ignition Lock Cylinder/switch Problem

I got a 09 kia optima lx 2.4 the other day I bent the key bent it back in place it worked on one side of the key for 2 days then stopped recognizing the key the steering wheel and ignition lock cyl...

281 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

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.