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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi, I did something not super smart and had a paper sitting on the sliding cover to the wireless charging / USB / Cigarette Lighter bin on my 2016 SXL. When I opened and then closed the cover, the paper was gone - slipped behind the center console into the void. UNFORTUNATELY, the paper was my...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Just curious about that, folks. Zero issues with this car with regular fuel (always use Shell or Chevron), thankfully, but just curious if there's any noticeable difference with premium, like it's the case with most turbos. I was surprised not to see any reference to premium fuel in the owner's...
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So long story short, it looks like I have a blown rear shock on my SX with 47,000 miles. Not covered under warranty, as I am lowered on Kinetic springs. Have searched high and low for replacements, and looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and order OEMS for about $124 each. Many...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Been looking at some Launch Edition Package SXs within about a 2 hour radius and have found several that have been sitting at lots for a long time. Any clue on what I might be able to reasonably talk dealers down to? I know it's super variable based on their cost, but wondering if I've got...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, Matt here. Live in the Southwest Chicago suburbs and recently totaled my previous vehicle. Have rented a bunch of Kias as I travel quite a bit for work and I really like the look and feel of the car. Was an easy choice to replace my old car with this new one. I got the EX model, but I...
  6. New Member Introductions
    HI my name is Jose. I juat join this forum because I am really concerned about my problem. I live in Las Vegas, Love this place and hope to meet good people. Thank you!!!:rolleyes:
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys, New member here and I'm wondering how I can start posting in the right subforum (engine)? I got a used 2016 Kia Optima SXL half a year ago but the transmission is really rough -- is this normal? It feels like the car is automatically braking when it downshifts. Thanks, Jack
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Just got my new 2016 Kia Optima SXL yesterday! I need a car cover for it though, and am having trouble deciding on one. Need to spend less than $200 on a cover. I was looking at the CoverCraft Reflectect. Then I noticed that it has the "mirror" pockets on the cover...a lot of different types...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi all! I am new here, and am very grateful to have found this forum! I am about to purchase a 2016 Optima SXL from a Kia dealer in another state. It only has about 18,000 miles on it and from the pictures I have seen, it looks pristine. However, I noticed the other night that the faceplace...
  10. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    My auto headlights are randomly turning on and off they will turn off while driving on a pitch black road. By just tapping the end of the stalk corrects the problem. Doing a part search several online retailers offer just the headlight switch others show the headlight and wiper as 1 assembly not...
  11. New Member Introductions
    So excited about my new Optima! I’ve only had it a week and I’m sooooo in love. Also did a few mods already. Planning to debadge and add vintage emblems to the hood and trunk soon. So excited! Check out my pics!
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello from Courtenay British Columbia Canada. I must say this has been one of the most frustrating forums in which to enlist. I have been trying for at least half and hour to weave through the maize to finally get permission to enter. This only after going back to my email, then back to...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys! I'm new to the forums! Have a 2016 sxl snow white pearl. In progress of turning it into a white and black storm trooper look! Will post pics soon.
  14. Members' Showroom
    Just bought my Optima SX....No clue where to begin, but definitely will modify
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! I'm brand new to the Kia family and so far I've been really impressed! The only question I have, is how do you turn off the AEB function? It's killing me in stop and go traffic and honestly just not a great fan of it. I barely get around someone and it brakes pretty hard. Is there...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I have not posted here before. Two weeks ago I took my 2016 Optima in for an oil change and inspection. The service department said they were going to install a computer update to allow the knock sensor to put the engine in limp mode in case of possible engine failure. The next day sure enough...
  17. New Member Introductions
    I've had my.kia for 2 years now. I love it and it is a sleek looking car. Only wish I had more power. I tried doing research for turbos for my 2.4l to no avail. There was a kit in the past by Sterling F1 but I am not able to find it. So I came to a though...... Does any know if the turbo...
  18. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi all, need to figure out what to do about this issue. My LX experiences intermittent clutch shudder when starting from a complete stop. This clutch shudder gets worse the longer the car sits (like over the weekend). It usually feels better during more frequent usage. When it is bad, it...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know where I can purchase black side mirror covers that are compatible with my 2016 Optima EX? I purchased these off eBay, but the clips on the back do not match up with my OEM mirror clips. The shape of the covers is exactly the same, but not the clips. I am aware of the carbon...
  20. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey guys, trying to decide if I should keep our 2016 Optima SXL with almost 17K miles my wife drives, or get rid of it. I was disappointed of it before receiving the letter about conn-rod bearing damage that can be 'excessive' (like if any was good), due to increasing oil consumption (1/2-qt...
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