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  1. Hybrids
    I have a 2012 Hybrid EX and I just leaped over the 180K miles mark. My car "knock on wood" is running flawlessly. I purchased this vehicle used 3.5 years ago at 82K miles. I travel about 100 - 150 miles a day for work. I am currently getting about 32 MPG highway miles. I remember getting about...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My optima hybrid has about 130k miles on it and works perfectly except for this one odd issue that I nor the dealer can figure out. Every so ofter (about once a month), the car will for no reason act as if the 12v is totally dead. However, I do not believe that this is the case. My jumper box...
  3. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    2012 Optima Ex-T with premium audio no Nav. Recently my Galaxy Note 8 has not been pairing on it's own, so I would manually connect it. Thought I would delete the pairing and start fresh. Nothing that I'm aware of has changed on my phone. After the new pairing when the phone connects to the...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, This is my post as I’ve just purchased a 2012 Kia Optima3 from a local dealer, I’ve done some googling and I’m unsure of the difference between a normal optima and the 3 but oh well. My main question is how I go about updating the actual software/Nav, the dealership told me that it...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2012 Optima and I would like to set up 2 subs in the trunk but I do not know how to get power from the battery to the trunk. Any easy ways to do it?
  6. The Service Center
    Anything major to do this, looks like a motor mount may be in the way. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  7. Hybrids
    Car lights come on with bell and brakes go to the floor. Have to try to come to a stop with the grinding noise shut down car, restart and goes away. Comes back occasionally others have had this issue with one confirmed accident
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I'm landing here to share and obtain info on my 2012 Optima Hybrid. I'm 50 years old and this is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned; with the best stock stereo system around. Looking to find info on the hybrid system. I'm the second owner, 3 years into driving the vehicle...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Does anyone know if there's been any suspension differences between the MY2011 to MY2012-15?
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello, It's been a while! Have searched a bunch of threads but still need a little help. The passenger side mirror is broken. The internals specifically. The exterior of the assembly and the glass are fine. The mirror came popped out while I was on the freeway doing 70 but the wires held in...
  11. The Service Center
    as the title states...found out a couple of weeks ago from dealer that the shift lock release has been bypassed with a portion of a pen body that was cut down to size and jammed into the cover to keep the shift release button depressed. WTF over? anyway, cars history is it's a used car I bought...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I'm using KIA OPTIMA 2012 DOHC, bought in Europe. I see this forum has much better community concerned about this car than any europe one, so I'll stay here for a while :) (At least to day when I sell my car)
  13. Hybrids
    My wifes 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid threw a rod at 103k. KIA is quoting us 4500 to 8000. Every garage I've called is telling me they wont touch the car due to it being a hybrid and it having 25k volts running through it. I've been told I can get a engine for less than 2k and get someone to install...
  14. New Member Introductions
    long time since 1st logged in. lost login info but back now.
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys i'll make a long story short and i'm looking for opinions. The Kia dealership has had my car for about a month now I brought it in with a "no power under acceleration" issue the car has 90000 kms or 55923 miles (roughly) they say the turbo is damaged (I have yet to see the part yet)...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello everybody. My name is Danny, live in Belgium (limburg) I've just bought a 2012 optima, 1.7 diesel with 140.000km's. It is an executive line wich has , i think, all posible options. The dealer wich I bought it from is giving one year warranty, and the car still has 8000km's of factory...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I recently bought a 2012 Kia Optima SX 2.4L GDi engine with 88K miles. I'm still trying to figure out some things about the car. (Ya I know it's an old K5 :) ) It did come with a lot of Options I was not expecting. Moon Roof, Heated/Cooled seats, Heated Read Seats & a Heated Steering...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello - Looking for opinions......I purchased this car new and it always warmed up quick. Last winter that changed and it now will not reach full operating temp when driving and when it idles to operating temp I can control the engine temp gauge (dummy) by turning the climate control up. This...
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