The Kia Optima stands out among typical humdrum midsized sedans with a well-tailored coupe-like silhouette. It also comes with a generous helping of standard equipment for the price. But look past these initial draws and the Optima proves quite ordinary. Neither noise isolation nor ride comfort are stellar. This iteration of the Optima remained a good choice, but was showing its age relative to the newer-designed competition.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2009. Side air bags standard. Head protection air bags standard from 2007. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2010.
Road Test

The Kia Optima stands out among typical humdrum midsized sedans with a well-tailored coupe-like silhouette. It also comes with a generous helping of standard equipment for the price. But look past these initial draws and the Optima proves quite ordinary. Neither noise isolation nor ride comfort are stellar.

This iteration of the Optima remained a good choice, but was showing its age relative to the newer-designed competition. The Optima has secure, if uninspiring handling and the engine and transmission are unobtrusive. At 27 mpg overall, fuel economy was respectable, but fell short of the 30 mpg competitors were doing at the time. A hybrid was available too.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (274 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 hybrid (199 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (200 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Kia Optima owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"It's almost useless, when you back up all you see is the exhaust smoke/steam. At night you can't see anything except your car's exhaust"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Kia Optima Unsure Unsure)

"The backup camera stopped working at about 73000 miles and I had to purchase a new one"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ORIGINAL BACK UP CAMERA WORKED GREAT FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS, THEN STARTED WORKING INTERMITTENTLY, THEN COMPLETELY FAILED AND DIDN'T WORK AT ALL. COMMON PROBLEM, WASN'T COVERED UNDER WARRANTY, HAD TO REPLACE MYSELF AT MY OWN EXPENSE"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Frequently see noise in picture; overlay but no video; or just black display"

D S., GA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittently does not work"

Paul G., FL (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera failed was replaced under warranty"

Stephen F., IL (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Touch screen stopped working"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The bluetooth and navigation system is one unit; the phone quality was poor and thus, they changed out the entire unit under warranty (ends at 36,000 miles/3 years for the unit unlike the rest of the car which is 60,000 miles... they did not tell me"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Kia Optima EX Unsure)

"Mapping was at least 5 years out of date when the car was brand new. It tells us to exit where there are no exits. It will take guide me somewhere completely different to the address I entered"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"connection is faulty and will suddenly disappear completely and must be reentered in the system"

Aaron W., FL (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Blue tooth phone does not work at times. People on the other end can not hear the driver and cuts off"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"could not here on bluetooth"

Kathleen B., TX (2013 Kia Optima Unsure Unsure)

"radio was replaced twice, because phone would not pair, load contacts or connect with apple iphone 4 or 6"

Berchard S., NM (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering wheel controls

"The small panel containing the Bluetooth buttons caved into the steering wheel"

Drew L., LA (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I use my CD player daily, so it gets a lot of wear and tear. But I'd had to replace my CD player twice from the dealer"

Donna P., TX (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"system needs to reboot itself once in awhile"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Radio system is the worst I have had since 1969. You can't get a clear signal without static on any station and reception range is very short. Kia said that nothing wrong with antenna or radio and that this is normal"

Janet T., FL (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"connection had to be changed"

Kathleen B., TX (2013 Kia Optima Unsure Unsure)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Not sure if it is body control module. It was a module that cost over $800 to replace. It was an electrical module"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CC would intermittently shut off when using resume feature, dealer could not duplicate and found no bulletins to fix issue"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Gauges

"The buttons on the steering wheel barely work and sometimes a button does something that another button is supposed to do"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Right Front headlight continually burns out"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

""Fog" light switch failed. Repaired at no cost under warranty"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Fog lamps do not work"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Interior lights

"Switching on/off lights in the back caused switching the lights on in the front"

Oleg O., MD (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door switch that triggers the interior light to come on when the door is open was too sensitive so the interior light would come on when making a right turn. It was easily fixed"

Heather S., CO (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"Battery apparently had been replaced prior to my purchase and the fuse apparently had not been reinstalled correctly. The vehicle wouldn't start at all and then flashed and would not allow the vehicle to be shut off completely until the battery died. Required being towed 30 miles to the closest dealer. Kia did pay for towing and the repair even though they said it wasn't a warranty item"

Alice G., IA (2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire pressure monitor

"Had issues from the beginning, randomly goes on. No one has been able to correct it"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
12V power plug

"kept blowing fuses. the other problem was the bluetooth regularly fails to connect"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Passenger front tire wheel well came loose hitting the tire ripping a hole in the plastic molding"

Alice G., IA (2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rubber wheel well (front passenger side wheel) became loose after driving through deep snow. Dealer repaired this for $120"

Richard S., NH (2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the lower front spoiler disconnected during a road trip. the piece did snap back originally. the lowest bumper guard did break and cannot be fixed after it fell off"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Buttons to unlock/lock windows"

Mark D., MO (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"crack and peeling paint front bumper"

Debbie W., NY (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a spot on the side where the paint is peeling. I don't know how it happened. Perhaps a supermarket cart hit the car"

Tobi K., NJ (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat over the hood emblem lifted away"

Greg K., OH (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Paint cracking"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Just above the front windscreen I found 4 - 5 rust spots. I advise the Kia dealership. My car was kept for 3-days and the roof repainted. All underwarenty and at no cost to me"

Grant T., ON (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Sunroof

"rubber molding comes out"

Mario D., IL (2013 Kia Optima Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The moulding gets pulled away from the body when the sunroof closes. It was been glued multiple times"

Greg K., OH (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rubber seal of sunroof moved and was bent/trapped slightly off location. Dealership fixed problem under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Doors or sliding doors

"Door open light came on every time I turned right. Finally fixed by putting a shim in door frame by switch"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Kia Optima Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"The passenger side mirror would not tuck in or out. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat controls - movement

"motor needed replacing for driver seat under warranty, still makes a little noise"

Marty B., CA (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Seat controls - temperature

"driver AC seat control doesn't seem to cool and taking in to see"

Marty B., CA (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The driver's side heated seat stopped working after two years. The problem was found to be with the heating coils in the seat. The seat upholstering was replace and was still under warranty"

Grant T., ON (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"tailgate rubbing on bumper removing paint"

Anthony G., FL (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine quit at 97200 miles, was replaced free of charge under warranty"

James S., OK (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On the recall list from Kia. Waiting for instructions. I believe the engine will be replaced by KIA"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine suffered a catastrophic failure and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ENGINE FAILED AT 65000, WAS REPLACED BY DEALERSHIP BUT WAS A HASSLE AND HAD THE CAR FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo took out the engine and catalytic converter"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo occasionally does not work"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"turbo lag at low revolutions, loss of power,"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Windshield seems to rattle a tad and the passenger seat likes to squeak periodically"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sounds like bushings are worn out"

Tony S., OH (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When starting the car, the exhaust tip seems to rattle. It mostly goes away once the engine is warmed up. It probably just needs to be tightened up. We haven't bothered sending it to the dealership"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"noise in sun roof"

Anonymous, ID (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise has been a problem since the beginning, but has progressively gotten worse as the seal around the windows age. It is now excessive. Response from Kia has been "that it is normal for the 2013 and it is better now in the 2015""

Janet T., FL (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise is terrible. When I talk on my cell phone, people complain about the terrible noise"

Donna P., TX (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"wind noise from door area at high speeds; and in-car circulation mode doesn't seal out external odors (e.g. traffic exhaust). Not as good as 2007 Altima I had before. Kia unable to change it and said it's the design"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Tie rod failure that Kia blamed on us hitting something. We did not hit anything. I believe it was a manufacturer defect. Had to go through my insurance"

Bart H., PA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Electronic steering has hitch in it"

James S., OK (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Clicking sound in front left; recall for similar issue did not alleviate the noise. After recall work was completed, alignment was very bad"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same issue as with the ball joints"

Bart H., PA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire wear was uneven due to the wheel alignment problem caused by cobblestone ice"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alignment

"Cobblestone ice resulting from road icing during winter of 2013 caused wheel alignment problems"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Transmission computer went out"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car had a periodic hesitation, but did not stall. Only happened once every 3 months or so. Kia issued a recall to reset the ECM and car has been fine since"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine is so loud, constant knocking but I'm told that's normal for the kia"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Kia Optima Unsure Unsure)

"oil leaks around drain plug - relatively minor - doesn't have a gasket but may need one"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic discovered minor leak in oil pan during routine servicing"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"This vehicle had an engine warning light on the dash - the engine was running "rough" - taken to a dealer (out of town) and it was repaired by replacing the high pressure fuel pump at no cost to me"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"warranty recall to update the software"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"Stopped working"

Amber S., UT (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The fuel sensor in the car is defective. The car went 4 different times to the dealer to fix the same issue"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel cap

"The fuel cap sometimes does not close properly and gasoline can leak out"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Failed at 15000 miles, covered under warranty"

Dave S., CA (2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

"In extreme heat conditions, the A/C control is inconsistent. Specifically, the cooling stops and the fan speed reduces without changing any settings"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped blowing cold air. A solenoid was replaced and it works fine - no cost to me"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"After having the car for a week, mildew or mold seemed to grow in the heater core. Car was taken in 3 times for cleaning. Last time might have fixed it, but winter came. Will know in another few months if it comes back"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Heater core blockage"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Pitted"

Dawson C., NB (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"intermittent squeaking while driving, noise goes away when brakes are applied brake caliper service required pads are ok rotors are ok"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"3 sets of brakes in about 45000 miles, one set replaced by dealer at no cost"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Kia Optima Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes front and back needed new after 6 months"

Debbie W., NY (2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"transmission was leaking fluid. Took to dealer and they replaced transmission free of charge"

John B., PA (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission not shifting properly, sometimes would surge forward. Computer check of diagnostic code showed transmission sensor. *** Note en g inexpensive light did not come on for this problem"

Robert E., FL (2013 Kia Optima Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"Starter not ingaging"

Thomas D., IL (2013 Kia Optima Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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