If your 2016 Kia Optima window regulator has broken, you may need to replace it. There are several brands of window regulators available for this model. Some of these brands include Dorman, A1 Cardone, and Replacement. You can find the right regulator for your car by doing some research online.
The second window regulator in my car failed about 2 weeks after the first one. This time, it was on the driver’s side rear passenger seat. It was about 84,000 miles old. It cost $550 to replace the regulator. The repairman said the window regulator had failed due to a poor material.
The window regulator is usually riveted to the door, which can make it expensive to replace. If the window regulator is defective, it can lead to a crooked window position, which can be a dangerous distraction. The problem may also lead to a crash. It’s important to check with Kia for this issue to ensure your safety.
A recent technical service bulletin issued by Kia addressed problems with the window regulator’s drum gear. This recall affected a range of 2016 Optima and 2017 Sportage vehicles. Kia’s bulletin outlined the problem and provided a procedure for fixing the stuck windows. There has been no recall of the windows, but if your vehicle was affected, you should follow the instructions in the bulletin.
The defect is so severe that KIA is not releasing a formal recall yet. Unfortunately, owners will have to pay for the repairs out-of-pocket. While it’s a problem, the repair cost is $2200. In addition to the cost of repairing the window, the problem is also related to the regulator itself.
The failure of the window regulator may cause the window to stick in an open position. If this happens, you’ll have to replace the window regulator to keep the window from getting stuck again. The window regulator is essential in ensuring the safety of your passengers and the interior of the car. If it’s not working properly, you should get it repaired as soon as possible.
There are two types of window regulators: cable operated and scissor style. The former is a cable operated unit that uses a cable that runs nearly vertically inside the door. The cable is attached to a pulley or a thick piece of metal that carries the window in place. However, it is important to keep in mind that these units require a powerful motor to be properly operated.