Steering Mode Discussion - **Dealer Change Only**
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    Steering Mode Discussion - **Dealer Change Only**

    So I went in for another 3k mile oil change and decided to inquire about the steering "modes" I've heard about.

    The service advisor knew what I was talking about to my surprise and had another advisor come out with a tablet and cable.

    SA with tablet and cable hooks up the car and tells me I am in "SX lite" mode and that all the cars come in like this. Changes it to the 2nd setting fairly quick and I can immediately feel
    the loose feeling has disappeared. My wife even noticed. Definitely a lot more sportier feel.

    I might go back to check out the 3rd setting tomorrow.

    Anybody else do this yet?

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    First I have heard of it. How many modes are there and are they available on all Optimas? Mine seems to push in the corners and the shocks do not dampen the rebound enough. I would definitely like to hear more about this.
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    I did mine at my oil change last month, too. The "OEM" setting on my SXL was WAAAAY too "loosey goosey" for me. The new/current setting is much tighter and sportier feeling. Ironically, the service agent told me I went from "sport" to "comfort" if memory serves me. I know it sounds weird, because I was thinking the same thing at the time. I have no idea what all the settings are, but I'm much happier now... and not looking like a drunk driver on the highway helps a lot, too! LOL!

    And yes, my wife noticed the difference, too! LOL!
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    So what do I need to tell the SA for my next oil change? My SXL drives good but if there are other settings I'd be interested

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    That's great news. Thank you for sharing!!

    Guess we're all going back to the dealership this weekend, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    That's great news. Thank you for sharing!!

    Guess we're all going back to the dealership this weekend, lol.
    Haha I made appointment for my first oil change for Friday. I will def ask about this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceassassin13 View Post
    So what do I need to tell the SA for my next oil change? My SXL drives good but if there are other settings I'd be interested
    Just tell them you want the electronic steering program adjusted because it's "too loose" feeling for you. They'll know what to do. It's not a difficult nor unknown thing for KIA service techs by now. The funny thing is that KIA has put this option in the hands of the driver w/ the new select steering on the 2014s... the Sorento already has it.

    Hmmm, maybe David (K5 Store) should come up w/ an add-on module that does this?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOVATexanSXL View Post
    Just tell them you want the electronic steering program adjusted because it's "too loose" feeling for you. They'll know what to do. It's not a difficult nor unknown thing for KIA service techs by now. The funny thing is that KIA has put this option in the hands of the driver w/ the new select steering on the 2014s... the Sorento already has it.

    Hmmm, maybe David (K5 Store) should come up w/ an add-on module that does this?!?!?
    Awesome. how noticeable is the change when driving??

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceassassin13 View Post
    Awesome. how noticeable is the change when driving??
    Night and day!!

    I used to feel all over the lane at highway speed..kinda like a drunk driver weaving, if you will. Now, the steering feels tight and no weaving, what-s0-ever. It took me 7 months to get this done.... and I wish I had done it 7 months earlier! In fact, it should have come from the dealer's showroom floor that way, IMHO. I think you'll be more than satisfied w/ the change.
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    Does this apply to Sx's or SXL's? Both? How many settings are there? And what setting did you chose again?

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