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My Passenger Door Won't Open On My Kia Optima 2005. I Can't Find Anyone Tha...
Doors Wont Unlock/open
My fiancee has a 07 kia optima, just recently bout a month ago, whenshe would unlock the door with her key it wouldn't .open. She has to pull and turn the key at the sametime and sometimes it opens so...
Kia 2004 Optima Stalls When I Put It In Gear.
2004 Kia Optima 2.4l 16 Valves Problem :Car idle smooth but when I put it in gear it stalls and goes to backfiring. The start of this problem the engine light came on to solve that problem I replaced...
How To Replace Fuel Filter And Throttle Body Sensor In 2004 Kia Optima 2.4l...
The car has suddenly exhibited weak acceleration. That's why I want to investigate these 2 areas. What do you think? Thank YOU!
Where Is The Crank Shaft Position Sensor Located On A Kia Optima
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.