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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    i drove home from work my car started and was fine. i got home and 10 mins later tried to leave. my car starts the lights, radio, air but the engine wont start. i had a friend jump me and still nothing. i also just got a new battery last month.
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my 2013 Kia Opt8ma seized while doing like 65 on the freeway! Out of nowhere!!! I love my car I never had problems with it before only problem I had was that my car would say there's 40 miles left of gas and it would just cut off like it ran out of gas as soon as I would put gas in the car it...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    hello all, the engine recently blew on my mother's 2015 kia optima. it didn't have the KSDS update and they are not covering replacement. we found a 2013 kia optima at a junkyard with a working engine and bought the engine. my family is going to install the 2013 engine in our 2015 kia. my...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello all! My 2015 Kia optima has about 95,000 miles on it and anytime I accelerate to about 45 mph hitting about 2000revs I get some serious engine shakes. Generally hits me on and off even after I get past 75 mph on the freeway. I took it to one mechanic, He said it was an engine mount...
  5. The Service Center
    My 2015 Kia optima EX has been sitting in my driveway for the last month, I checked the oil and noticed it was low, so I filled it up with O’Reilly’s SAE 5W-20. It started just fine, then 10 seconds later started shaking. I turned it off, and tried again. It started off at an EXTREMELY low rev...
  6. 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...
  7. The Service Center
    I have a 2018 Kia Optima SXL and have noticed that the oil light and recently the check engine light only come on when the car is in on mode (when you push the start button twice without pressing on the brake). The lights don't come up when the car does its system check on start up or when I'm...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Here’s some back story about my 15 optima. I purchased this car about 5 months ago from a dealership unaware of everything that is going on with Kia cars. This is my first time owning one & I really fell in love with the car. Almost a month after having the car I noticed as I sat in a parking...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    heard that the engine recalls mostly affects US built rather than both korean and american manufactured Kias. is that true?
  10. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I have a 2016 Kia Optima SX with 80k miles, engine long block and turbo got replaced due to code p1326 about 2 months ago, car is fine now but I feel a suttle shake when shifting from park to reverse as well as drive and a suttle rattle. I'm thinking this could be the engine mounts. Any ideas...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi all, I have a 2013 Kia Optima LX with the 2.4L NA I4 GDI "Theta II" engine. I am commuting about 45 miles round trip each day in this car. The car currently has around 111,000 miles on it. Assuming that the engine is well maintained (I'm currently doing full synthetic oil changes at every...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Last week I looked down and my check engine light was blinking. When I went to push the gas the car just jerked and didn’t really move, and when it finally started to accelerate it was incredibly slow and continued jerking. My friend ran codes on it and found the code “P1326” has anyone else had...
  13. The Service Center
    I have a 2012 Optima LX with the 2.4 L 4 cylinder engine. Whether the car is cold or hot, I can hear a continuous tapping/clicking noise from the top of the manifold area (I cannot pinpoint where the noise is) when the "accessory" is turned on before starting the car. The noise is not...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I don't know much about Kia Optima other than they look like a nice sporty car. I was looking on craigslist to buy a used one a stumbled across a nice black one with 116k miles on it. The owner said the engine was rebuilt due to the recall. Would you advise me to stay away from...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    hey guys, if someone could help me out please I feel like I've tried everything. My car started out running rough, but it was quiet. I drive an hour to and from work 5 days a week. I got the car at 35k and it is currently 90k. The rough idling has gotten worse, and I started by replacing the...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    2016 Kia Optima SXL. Push button start (if that matters). Can anyone relate to this? Once in a blue moon car will have a rough start up. But like 98% of the time it's fine. When it does happen, it sounds weak, but usually if I get moving it goes back to normal. Sometimes (very rare) it's so...
  17. The Service Center
    Car is a 2013 Optima sxl 2.0L My main issue is random misfires from all cylinders (thrown as single cylinders at different times) . Got new coils, new plugs, and car idles like its perfectly fine when at operating temperature. I can drive the vehicle like normal with light throttle even up to...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I took my 2013 Kia Optima in for the engine recall test to determine if the rod bearings have been damaged by manufacturing debris. They changed the dipstick from yellow to an orange one and filled the engine with 5.2 quarts instead of the 4.86 quarts in my owners manual. They did not know...
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So far KIA has told us that there will be a 2.4 Liter 4-cylinder engine and a a 2.0 Liter 4-cylinder engine with a turbo charger on it. What engine option most appeals to you?
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