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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
46,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Kia Optima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 082010

Optima EX 2.4L 4 Cind

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


Ran 9 point test 3 times still no solution to the problem told to bring it back if happens again. Tired of taking it in and told could be one of 3 things wrong but costly and does not want to change one part and it be another so still waiting for resolution to the pain in the ass problem plus none of the key fobs work after changing batteries in both. Only thing works is the DLink for the garage door opener. Wish someone could tell me which part needs to be replaced you would think swapping out the horns would solve it and how much does a horn cost?

- , Millsboro, DE, USA

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