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Kia Optima Questions

mamasreading23
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Ignition Cylinder Replacement

Key won't turn to acc. Will not turn at all. Also,don't see whole where the paper clip goes to release cylinder so it can be removed.

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Sherry Davis
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Any Ideas Why My 04 Optima V6 Keeps Blowing Throttle Position Sensor

Over the last 6 weeks I have replaced, Mass Air Flow sensor, Throttle Body, Crank Sensor, and the Throttle Position Sensor. But the TPS keeps going out, I have put 5 in during that time. the longest t...

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kiaoptima17
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Does Anyone Have An Idea Why My 2015 Kia Optima Makes A Beeping Sound In Th...

Does anyone have an idea why my 2015 Kia Optima makes a beeping sound in the back of my car anytime i go over a bump or am turning?

17 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
cantari
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Brake Light Remains On. (in Dashboard Light)

Hello, My brake light recently came on and it has gone off a few times, but not it remains on all the time. I checked my brake fluid and it was good. Is there anything else I should try before I ta...

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KiaGal2004
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Which Key And Cylinder Set To Buy For Kia Optima 2004 Lx, 2.4l?

My key keeps breaking in the driver side door, so I want to replace the key and cylinder set for the car. They are no longer for sale in the US, so I'd like to buy them on ebay. I'm not sure which t...

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Older Kia Optima

2001 Kia Optima Overview
2001 Kia Optima
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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.