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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello! I have a 2011 Optima Hybrid. A week or so ago the brake light came on and the vehicle started braking every 15 seconds or so without me touching the pedal. I had the car towed to the dealership, and they've quoted $11k to replace the ABS system ($6k of parts). This seems a bit steep, even...
  2. The Service Center
    I have a 2013 Optima EX. I had to replace the little flexible coupling between the power steering motor and gearbox. Replacement went fine and took just over an hour. A couple days later I noticed that the ESC light was on constantly. I did forget to connect the brake light switch after the...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    All 3 of these lights come and stay on while the car is in use. At first it was just sporadic, all the lights would come on, then would turn off car and restart and they'd be off. Now they stay on all the time. Any ideas?
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  5. The Service Center
    Hello! Yesterday I performed an oil change and tire rotation on my 2014 Optima EX. I have done this many times and have not had any problems in the past. I took the car for a quick drive after I rotated the tires and everything seemed fine. This morning, as I left the house/went down my...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi I have this light on all the time when it's raining or snowing now and the power steering is working funny what do you think it can be
  7. Hybrids
    Hi I have this light on all the time when it's raining or snowing now and the power steering is working funny what do you think it can be
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Good Morning Everyone, Trying to help my daughter out. All three of these lights are on. She has a 2011 Optima LX Thanks Dad
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    HI, Can I drive my car with ESC and ABS light on? Low tire pressure light is on also. I'm guessing VSS sensor from search. Steering feel is loose and feels car not stable. First came on few days ago and everything was fine when i restarted my car coming home from 250 miles trip. just today...
  10. Hybrids
    I'm not sure if it is the ABS pump (near the firewall - closest to the driver) it has been cycling on and off every 10 seconds or so -- first noticed it while the car was off in my garage. I was waiting in my car replying to a text - and thats when I heard it. then again and repeat. Just...
  11. The Service Center
    Hi everyone, We just bought a beautiful 2015 Kia Optima EX. Loving it. My wife has been used to a minivan, so recently, she had to make a U-turn, misjudged the turning radius, and ran onto the curb. Unfortunately, it tore a giant hole in the plastic underbody that goes from the front of the...
  12. The Service Center
    My 13 LX has 33k on the clock. Recently it's started a very irritating habit--the TCS and ABS lights will come on, stay on for maybe an hour, maybe a week, then go off only to come back on at some random later time. It's been doing this probably since mid March. I called dealer--both of my...
  13. The Service Center
    Hi I have a 2013 Kia Optima EX 2.4L and this past Friday the ABS turned on while driving. The emergency brakes kicked in and just about every light came on. Luckily for me I was not hit as I was going down a hill. I had to press hard on the accelerate in order to pull over into a parking lot, as...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    nicked from another forum tbh ...but still funny .....
  15. The Service Center
    Hey everyone, was driving home and noticed my ABS, ESC and auto hold lights came on. The car is driving normal nothing out of the ordinary that I can see. Anyone experience this before ? Trying to upload a pic from my phone. If it doesn't go through I'll try when I get home. Thanks in advance !
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello guys Have a 13 optima ex thats lowered about 2" on megan racing coilovers and running a pretty agressive wheel setup. I believe its 20x8.5 in front on 225/35/20 and 20x10 on 245/35/20 in rear Anyways, we have had lots of snow up here lately and the roads are terrible. Yesterday I was...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Bought my wife a 2013 Kia Optima SX We just received some freezing drizzle in Chicago which made my wife's commute to work very icy this morning. She said she saw the ABS light and squiggly arrow light coming meaning that traction control and ABS was working as designed. On the way home she...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I do a lot of parkway driving in NJ, shut your face, and I have to say I get cut off alot by people just not paying attention AT ALL! I blow my horn, which is the weakest frigging horn ever, and slam on my breaks... This month I had two very close calls and the ABS works fantastic, Thank YOU...
  19. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Couldn't find anything like this with the search function, so I figured I would post something new. I've been noticing, while going down my back lane the last couple of days (pure ice on top of gravel), If I'm doing 15km/h or less, the abs doesn't engage at all. The car simply locks up and...
  20. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So this is pretty interesting. I go to get my new Hankooks mounted and balanced on my aftermarket wheels (I have been running aftermarket wheels and tires for over a year with no lights). About 20 miles later the ABS and traction control light come on. I cannot say for sure that it's directly...
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