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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
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  2. The Service Center
    I have a 2013 KIA Optima EX. When the head lights are OFF, during daylight, the ESC warning light is OFF, yet when the headlights are ON, the ESC stays ON. When car is turned off, ESC light resets and does NOT display until the headlights are turned on. Thanks in advance. Bronze KIA
  3. The Service Center
    Okay. So my gets to normal temp ( 1 line before middle never over ) sometimes when i return home and park it i will notice a bunch of coolant on the ground when i come out the next time. Its not leaking from the cap its coming out the overflow little nipple thing. Its about 1/3 of the way pass...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2015 EX, noticed this morning that my interior lights were not turning on when any of the doors open, overhead switch is in the middle position, I believe that is 'Auto'. Lights work if I manually engage them... Any thoughts on this problem? Not sure if this is just a coincidence but I just had...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So, after reading 3 threads I found a set of tails (pieced together) for 278.00, i bought 2 outer hybrid tails from a 13 hybrid ex, and the inner set for an sx new. From what i read the hybrid tails will work as a better lx upgrade, so Im wanting some clarification so I feel confident in my...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I'm new to the Kia family having just picked up (on my birthday no less) a brand new 2018 Kia Optima SXL in White Pearl. In Canada, the SXL is limited to a black napa leather interior so that's what I got. I'm coming to the Kia family from BMW. I'm in my late 30s and went through a...
  7. The Service Center
    06 optima. 2.4l lx vin6 a few days ago our optima developed sudden a strange noise near the pulleys. the best i can describe it as a rhythmic horse hooves sound. i Pulled the wheel n plastic and don't see any...
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have searched around forum and have found some threads about similiar issues, but have found no definitive answers that work for my situation. A little history of what happend. Daughter has 2010 Kia Optima Ex. She was at college, and battery had died, so she had to go buy a jumper in...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    It was announced on Facebook earlier but i know not everyone goes on there. It will be held at Alex Rodriguez Motorsports in Corona, CA. Please contact LAP3 USA on face book or myself if you are interested in having your vehicle tuned. Tuner was able to tune my Optima to 330WHP last year...
  10. The Service Center
    I will try to explain this as best as I can. This is happening on my 2014 SX Turbo The noise occurs in first gear when using manual shifting. When I accelerate and let off the gas pedal and press the pedal again, while still in first gear, I can hear a noise that sounds like a squeak of...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, my name is Mario I own a 2015 Optima LX and I'm from NJ. In the past 2 months I've been noticing a plastic scraping like noise coming from the corner of the front passenger side only when I make a right hand turn, but not every time. Sometimes it sounds like it's something...
  12. The Service Center
    So today as I was driving, I felt the car starting to swerve a bit Again when I accelerate!!! And new ball joints were already replaced for the fronts about two weeks ago and also alignment and wheel balance! Then when I was braking at about 60mph, the steering wheel is shaking like crazy and I...
  13. The Service Center
    Anyone else experiencing this? Whatever temperature I set it at previously, seems to blow slightly out of the vents. So if I had the temperature high to heat the day before, and its hot today, I'll have the windows down to cool off and hot air is coming out of the vents.
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
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  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    A high pitched squeak/squeal sound coming from heater (windshield defroster vent) it can be heard especially when the fan is at the slowest setting. The sound seems to increase when the car is moving & gets a little quieter when it's stopped. Anyone has experienced this too? Car is a 2014 Sx-turbo
  16. United States
    In some works to bring kdm meet to NJ this summer stay tuned will keep ya posted. :D
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, thinking about possibly getting a trunk spoiler off of ebay for $60 and an interior LED light kit off amazon for $20. There is a link where another member talked about getting the same one i'm looking at (for $33 from same seller), but ofcourse the thread died and he never said if he...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I've noticed lately my car makes a loud crack sound coming from the back and from the panoramic roof. And as I'm driving I hear small cracking sounds coming from the roof again but when I open the sunroof they mostly go away. Anyone else notice something similar?
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Already did a Fog light retrofit last year, but wanted to switch it up as there are some new products available. using the same Ford projectors but removing the inner shields and using Diode dynamics RGB H8 LED bulbs with controller. Also updating to TRS "switchback Halo's which will now run...
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