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  1. Engine vibration

    New Member Introductions
    end links would be a suspicion of mine.
  2. 2011 Optima - horrible shaking and banging when put in gear

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    Having experience with VC axels, this sounds exactly what it is. Perhaps something wasn't reassembled or seated properly. Im hoping its a quick fix for you vs another damaged part. Let us know how it goes
  3. Built to last?

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    Plenty of owners over that number. People post like that on the FB groups and dozens and dozens of people reply
  4. Air flap system error?

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    its the air **** system in the grill that opens at higher speeds to let in air to cool things down.
  5. Blow off valve like sound coming from engine

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Well that made little sense. I assumed you leased?
  6. Interior trim clip question

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    You can reuse the panel clips not issue. The only ones you cannot are the ones you bust. I ordered some kia door clips from amazon just in case.
  7. Headlights turn off automatically at night

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    This would get applied to the repair or if its under warranty, its free.
  8. auto fold mirrors

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    hadn't heard anything of the such. following.
  9. KIA letter extending warranty for steering coupler

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    The coupler when bad makes a clicking noise when turning the steering wheel left or right. Possible the power steering motor?
  10. KIA letter extending warranty for steering coupler

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Call Kia North America. Walk through their phone tree. It does take a good 2 or 3 months for reimbursement. But you should have a case number and can track it. Good luck!
  11. Lap3 uncle chip compared to Btr ecu tune

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    The chip is just that, a chip and fools the cars ecu into adding more boost. While fun, the chip has been known to cause a lot of issues especially with overboost and has blown some engines. A tune is an adjustment to the cars ECU. many more parameters changed to allow the car to act and respond...
  12. Installing aftermarket steering wheel

    New Member Introductions
    What did CarID tell you when you called them about this??
  13. Small Evap Leak

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Which site do you visit to see new recalls and TSB's?
  14. Small Evap Leak

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    On my 2012 I had an evap canister code show up. Took it to the dealer and pretty sure they replaced a solenoid (at my cost)
  15. 2014 Kia Optima Battery Replacement

    New Member Introductions
    Nothing special really. You can get replacement batteries at places like Walmart even. You want to purchase a Group type 124R. That's the key right there, group 124R. Good luck!
  16. Engine making weird noise

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Can you better describe the noise? Where's it coming from? What does it sound like? Do you have a video clip? What have you done recently or differently? Etc...
  17. New UK owner šŸ˜Ž

    New Member Introductions
    Welcome Barry. Glad to hear you are enjoying the cars! Search our archives for whatever you are looking to do!
  18. New member....time to start personalizing

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings Jeremy and welcome to the forums. A wealth of information here and in our archives, just search!
  19. Backup Camera

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    Its easiest to simply replace them. Im at 83000 miles and zero issues. seems to be hit or miss. Good luck.
  20. CEL Megan Racing Mid Pipe

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Best advice from Mark. An ECU tune will disable that sensor but if you aren't getting one, and angled O2 adapter generally does the trick. Goodluck
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