Hello from Long Island , NY
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    Hello from Long Island , NY

    Hey all , I’m having a few problems with my Optima and I found this forum, hopefully I can find some help here.

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    Ok here goes since I can’t post in the Service Center section.

    I have a 2018 Optima LX (back says FE which I believe stands for fuel efficient? This car is anything but that LOL). The main problem I’m having is beyond absolutely horrible gas mileage. Oil changed recently and no affect on mileage, I used 5W-20 as the manual recommends and used a new OEM filter. This car averages 10-12 MPG in the city and 15-19 MPG on the highway. One time , it even broke 20 MPG! When I got 22 on the highway. This car is absolutely killing my finances , I fill up twice a week spending $80 on gas weekly; it’s just too much. Yesterday, an 18 mile trip used up a quarter of my tank... any ideas on what might be wrong. On top of that the mile range left is also inaccurate; for every mile I travel it decreases between 3-5 miles. No oil or fuel leaks and car doesn’t smell like gas.

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    Hello & welcome to the Optima Forums. Sorry to hear you are having an issue there.

    Once you have posted here a few times, the forum will allow you to post elsewhere.

    Have you had a chance to bring it into the dealer to have them look at it?

    I remember reading they have a specific test to check the MPG of the vehicle.

    Worth checking with them since it is a newer 2018 model under warranty still.

    Let us know what you find and what the cause of the issue is.

    -David





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