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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone, So I traded in my 2019 Camry, (Yes I just about cried getting rid of it), For a 2013 Optima 2.4L with 107,xxx miles. Reason being is a need to straighten out my finances and I picked up this car at a good price. Now with all that being said and after reading about all these engine...
  2. The Service Center
    2013 Kia Optima Ex Noticed I was low on oil and coolant yesterday, put some coolant in it, and it was due for a oil change so took it into Firestone today for a change. They didn’t try to upsell me anything and sent me on my way. I was in the process of installing a new fog light today and...
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Currently have the stock wheels on my Silver 2013 Kia Optima, no idea at all where to buy rims or which ones to get so looking for any recommendations! Tire size is 205 65/r16. Thanks!
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys - Can ANYONE point me in the right direction of where to find the directions for how to replace the SXL stock HID bulb (driver's side)? Please guys, if you're going to hit me with snark, or the typical, you can find it in the threads stuff, b/c I have looked, and looked, and there is...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 13 optima LX, and I’ve owned it for about 3 months now. When we got it, the car wouldn’t arm, or at least the horn wouldn’t sound. I imagined there was something wrong with the horns so I looked it up and the internet said that one of the doors or something wasn’t closing right So I...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey Everyone, I'm new here and this is the first mod I have considered. Like most LX owners with gray cloth interior, I am displeased with the look and function of the material which is why I have looked to salvaged SX models to seat swap with. Attached are pictures of the seats I'm...
  7. Pictures and Videos
    First time here, hello everyone! Swapped the badges today, it just keeps getting better. :cool:
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Has anyone had an issue with the cruise control not disengaging after the coupling recall? Service adviser just told me I have to 'fully engage the brake' before the cruise will disengage. Before the recall a light tap on the brake (as is normal in every other vehicle) would disengage the...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I’m not new to viewing the forums, but am new to being formally registered. Had the car since Oct 2016 and have been doing little cheap things here and there to make it my own.
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2013 SX with about 56,000 miles. In the afternoons after my car has been baking in the sun for 8-9 hours, it has a hard time starting. This is almost every day. It also seems to be related to being out in the heat all day, as it only does it in the afternoon when I'm leaving work. No...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello! Glad to be part of the community! Have owned my Optima since 2013. As it gets older I have discovered these forums. Very helpful!
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys and girls . My name is Brandon I'm from south Africa currently living Minnesota USA. I bought a Kia optima sxl 2013 a few months ago I have 76000 miles on my car and started noticing that I have black smoke coming out of the car when I'm driving I don't have any modifications on the car...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi -- Just bought a used 2013 LX for my daughter. First time Kia owners. I have a few questions and will try to post in the right forums! Thanks in advance for everyone's help and input.
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello , my name is Rob i'm from Matamoras PA. i currently own a 2013 Optima LX with 75k on the clock.
  15. The Service Center
    Engine died on me Thursday evening. Sitting at a red light and the engine shook for a very brief moment and CEL/Oil light came on. Then it shut off and wouldn't turn back on. Tried starting it a few times and smoke came out from the block. Burned the starter. Had car towed to my dealership and...
  16. The Service Center
    Hi All, Ive had my optima since 2012 and never had any issues. They kept sending the recall mail about engine software update and finally decided to do it. The next day my car does not start. When I press the start button it keeps clicking but does not start. All electronics work. Was reading...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. I go by Joecorvair. My wife's car is the Kia. It has almost 150k miles and luckily has been a very good reliable car and passed the engine recall test. Recently it has been making a short growl / snort noise when accelerating from a stop. I listened to it with my wife pressing the...
  18. The Service Center
    Hey guys, I went last Wednesday to the Kia dealership to have my ECU updated on my Optima 2013. This evening when I try to go out for a drive. It won't start. I press the Push to Start Button, but all I see are the lights turning on and off, and I hear repetitive "Clicks". I also see that my...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Just joined up. Purpose of joining is to hopefully read some technical information that I can use to help diagnosis and fix my mother's 2013 Kia Optima Turbo SX. She is currently experiencing a problem with the car and I'm unfamiliar with working on Kia's.
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