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Sun visor on 2006 Kia Optima has lost it's spring tension and will not stay in the upright position.

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  • Tony Kerns
    Tony Kerns Sep 15, 2008

    drivers side visor will not stay up

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. It is now both visors. Does anyone know how to fix? It's terrible!

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    It is my driver side sun visor will not stay up. I must say it is the ONLY problem that I have had with the car so far. KNOCK ON WOOD>

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    We have the same problem with both sun visors and not only that but the headlight & turn signal bulbs always go out. I will never buy a kia again.

    unsatisfied customer!

  • agwillut Dec 28, 2008

    The springs snapped in my drivers side visor. kia will not cover it because my car has 63000 miles and it is only covered until 60000 miles. funny thing is it happened 4 months ago...would have been covered.

  • lauretic Apr 01, 2009

    I had the same problem, I ended up taking it in, sure glad it was under warrenty. $128.00 for a visor? That is nuts. So far I have not been very impressed with this car. My gas mileage is kind of low too if you ask me, I am getting 22 to 23 MPG, what is everyone else getting for gas mileage with their 2006 Optima with a 2.7 V6?

  • tag1025 Apr 04, 2009

    My 2006 Optima also has issues with the blinker bulbs and headlights going out. My driver side sun visor is broke too! Can't seem to find the visor anywhere except the dealership. I am not thrilled about paying so much money for a visor. I use a rubber band to keep mine up so that it doesn't slap me in the face!

  • hannah41280 May 02, 2009

    I've had my visor replaced twice. ar has 48,000 miles. Im glad others are having this trouble I thought I was somehow mis-using the visor?? Nearly impossible I use a safety pin to hold it up now. I will be heading back to the dealership for #3...

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    My drivers side visor did the same thing today, it won't go back up. I'm slightly over 60,000 miles so it's not going to be covered. It keeps hitting me in the head it's getting annoying.

  • blkjack01 May 22, 2009

    We had same problem on driver's side

  • territrammel
    territrammel Jan 26, 2013

    the same with my aunts car and the dealership is telling here she has to buy the entire visor, headliner has to come out and everything

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    my sunvisor won't stay up

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    It is actually in tilt position open...the Kia comes with a tool to open and close but its not turning because I think it being in tilt position is not letting me turn screw.



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My daughter had the same problem with her visor. I put velcro on the visor to try to keep it up out of the way but after a while the velcro came lose and the visor came down again. I called KIA and talked with a technician. I was told that in order to fix the visor I would have to remove the cloth so I should be able to sew. Not a viable solution. We ended up taking her car in and had a new visor put on. It was covered under warranty. Had problems with headlights going out. Bought the replacement bulbs from NAPA. They only lasted a few months. Started purchasing the bulbs from the dealer and have not had to replace them for over a year. Have to pay a little more but it is worth not having to hassle with their replacement.

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Same thing just happened to my driver's side visor!! Also ALL of my rear lights are out!! I got a ticket for it today....they work randomly and it's been in NUMEROUS times for repair for this!! So tired of it! I never can tell when they MIGHT work!

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