20 Most Recent 2008 Kia Optima Questions & Answers


Will the fuel filter Will cause a evap leak

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Apr 12, 2019


you should be able to pull just the center of the steering wheel to get to the buttons

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Dec 10, 2016


There is very likely a code being retained in the engine computer. If you are able go to your friendly auto parts store and ask for a complimentary scan for OBDII codes. Most Auto Parts stores will provide this service at no cost. From the scan you will be able with the advice from the parts store determine the most likely culprit for the stalling.

This is the best method for troubleshooting a 2008 vehicall.

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http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/kia

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jun 29, 2016


this problem is caused by one of the tiny little pins that are used to code the lock getting stuck, u can try getting some powdered Graphite lock cylinder lube to try and free it up, if that doean't do it you will need to replace the ignition lock cylinder, don't use anthing but dry lock lube, WD 40 or any kind of oily spray will make the problem worse in the long run. Lock lube is avil from any hardware store like ACE or Home Depot

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jun 25, 2016


Take it in for warranty. The warranty period on a Kia is TEN YEARS.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Apr 30, 2016


My 2009 Kia rondo showed code P2159 Vehicle speed sensor B pulled right front and yep broken wire on abs sensor, replaced and code gone.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Oct 29, 2015


Is there an option to change interior light settings through a menu or specific buttona? Call the dealer and speak to the service adviser for support.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jun 08, 2015


if you have the hand book there is a cupel of pages on how to rey set your key if you have lost the hand book just tipe the car make and model into gogal starting whith rey seting key

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jun 08, 2015


Your local library has online access to most service manuals that you would have to pay for. Many time you can get access to them through their website if you have a library card. If not, go the library and get full free access to all the major car service manuals for free!

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jan 01, 2015


The windshield wiper circuit has an circuit breaker in it, under heavy load this breaker trips to protect the wiper motor, when the motor cools, the breaker resets automatically restoring proper wiper action.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Dec 17, 2014


Your going to need, the actual exhaust gas readings
from the inspection station,so you have some idea
of the fault your going after ,to correct

Your going to need to road test with a professional scanner,
& look to see of all 8 emission monitors run,if not, no reason
to go to inspection

Your going to have to look at all data & component test things,
to find a problem,so it complies to federal emission regs

If you failed to do regular Preventative Maintenance ,on different
items every year, & just go to inspection,there is a good chance
you will fail

Have to look at those I/M Monitors------ before you go-----

That is all they do at the inspection, unless it is an old veh,then
they do tailpipe exhaust gases, at two different speeds & times frames

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Oct 08, 2014


hi just slide a wall paper scrapper in where the gap is and that shode open it

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Sep 02, 2014


This is probably a bad earth connection, Try checking the connection to the rear light cluster for corrosion around the wiring plug, remove it and clean the connections, also check the bulb fittings, clean and replace bulbs into the holder. This is normally where the problem is, and could be due to water getting into the rear lights, good to check for this too.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Aug 13, 2014


That's under warranty. Contact your local Kia dealer.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jul 30, 2014


Depends on the color, if it is green then you want the old glycol. If it is orange then you want the dexicool style coolant. There is a yellow, universal coolant that is compatible with either that if there is any question I would suggest.

2008 Kia Optima | Answered on Jul 26, 2014

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