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  1. 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...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Been a part of the forum for 5 days and have posted an 2 introduction threads trying to get some help with my vehicles issues. I didn't realize a moderator had to approve intro threads. Don't know if mods are too busy to accept my threads, or if the threads were rejected. Been on several...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2015 Optima EX, have a button next to my steering wheel warmer button, I assume that is for traction control, why would I turn that off? Seems like common sense you would want to have good traction, what am I missing?
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm mechanically inclined and have repaired various AC systems on cars, but I'm a little puzzled at the Optima. After buying new in 2012 the AC needed bit of a charge, so I used temp pressure chart and my gauges to add a can of 134a. This got it pretty much right on the money. The AC was blowing...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi all, I am NOT looking for info on how to use the "Sport" mode (pressing a button). I am looking for any technical info or links on how it actually works. I am totally impressed that electronics can change how a car drives, via steering, transmission, etc. Just curious if anyone...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does this part go on the front bumper under the fog lights?
  7. New Member Introductions
    My name is Barbara from NJ. I'm baffled as it seems to have everything else except a slot to insert a CD. thanks for your help.
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have 2014 Optima EX with Nav. I know you can upgrade the myUVO but does Kia push out any types of upgrades/new version of the Nav screen that could enhance the GUI interface, maybe for the music or any other part of the system (climate, etc etc)?
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My 2011 ex was in a accident and the rear bumper was destroyed. I had a repair shop do the repairs on the car and they removed the rear bumper cover. i had the bumper cover painted seperate. When i picked the car up the plug is hanging there, the old cover was thrown away by the shop. I know it...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I bought this 2014 LX and found out the tires are 215 55 r17, the sticker on the driver side panel also says the same. I checked online and found out the tire size for a LX should be 16 inch, 17 inch is for EX model. I am 100 percent sure its a LX not EX, I am confused, how come mine has stock...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Just had a new set of Wheels and tires put on my 16' 1.6T the other day....... I didn't really look at my stock wheels and tires when I picked them up *Putting them away to sell later* I only had just over 3k miles on my tires. Today a tech I work with pointed out how bad 2 out of the 4 are and...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I am really interested in getting a 2016 kia optima lx turbo, however I am not too familiar with dual clutch transmissions. Has Kia used this transmission in their past optima models, if yes are there a lot of failures compared to their 6 speed automatic. Do dual clutch transmissions require...
  13. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have V8 and am very pleased with it's performance but I don't plan on upgrading unless they include the speed limit on roads other than major highways. So does V10 show the speed limit on most roads like my Garmin now?
  14. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I know the 2015's use an H11B bulb but what does the 2016 use? I'm looking to covert tot LED headlights but can't find the size of the current bulbs anywhere. I've looked all over google and haven't found anything useful
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does the lip in the link fit a 2013 sx bumper? I don't see why not cause aren't the 2011,12,13 the same. It only says 11 and 12 so just wanna know if anyone tried it on a 13 Kspeed Aeroparts Front Lip Ver2 Unpainted for Kia 2010 2012 K5 Optima | eBay
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2015 EX, we have had it now for 13 1/2 months and it only has 2500 miles on it..I had the oil changed at the dealer in July when it had 1000 miles.. ( it was free). Does it really need to be changed now considering its only been driven 1500 miles in 6 months... I only use synthetic oil...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 optima hybrid and i just found a 2011 part out in my neighborhood. I just want to know if the car seat and the gps of the 2011 fit the 2014. Thanks !
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong location, didn't know where else to put it. So yeah how does this even happen? So I have a 2013 Optima LX and was driving to the store tonight and as I stopped at an intersection I heard a pop type sound from inside the steering column and my car...
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