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Car Won't Start After A Month

Hello! Please help. My car won't start. It's a KIA Optima 2013, the last time I drove it was in May, and I parked it in a garage for the summer since I had left the States. I came back in August, turn...

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Where Is The Key Hole For The Kia Optima 2013

Where is the key hole for a 2013 optima

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I'm Trying To Remove The Center Armrest As The Latch Is Broken But There Ar...

I already removed the two screws by the hinge but there is nothing else. I'm assuming the interior lid pops off after that but I don't want to pry too hard for fear of breaking it.

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Electrical Problem

My brake lights, 4 Way Flashers, Trunk Release and Gas Door Release don't work. The fuses are good, I checked them with a continuity tester. I pulled each fuse and checked the socket the fuse plugs ...

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Why Does My Kia Optima Sometimes Smokes A Lot By Starting

I went to pass another car and i heart a like a gun shot in the engine compartment and the car stoped for a while afther that a lot of smoke came out the muffler. Afther a while driving it stoped s...

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Kia Optima Overview

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.