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  1. New Member Introductions
    Happy to join this forum!
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I went and got my car tested for the recall and to my surprise it failed! It now goes in Tuesday to get new motor. I have 85000 km on it and have never had a problem, little much as even a noise. But I do love getting free millage. new motor is like almost getting a new car.:thumbsup:
  3. 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...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I just finished my used car shopping by deciding to buy an Optima rather than a Sonata which I previously bought(2012) for my daughter. I was shopping 2015s for both vehicles and decided and bought a used Optima. It is a 2015 Optima LX CPO with 27K miles which I got for just a...
  5. Hybrids
    I dont know if it's normal, but my battery hybrid system never exceeds this point. I currently only used the Optima in city. In the image you can see the highest point i ever reach in battery charge... :\ Is this normal?
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys LONG time reader first time poster, I Have 2 KO's a 2002 (257kmiles) and a 2005.5 (106kMiles) anyways long story short I joined to ask a couple of questions Regarding the $$ and reliability of a 2011KOH (Hybrid System is what scares me never since owned a Hybrid period) which i will be...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Ladies and Gents! My names Jeff I live in CT and I've been reading the forums since the 17th of september which is when i got my satin metallic K5 SX. Might I add I absolutely LOVE this thing... Its my very first turbocharged vehicle and it kicks like a mule! It fit all my needs with me having 2...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I just realized that the speedometer goes up to 160 mph...... and for a 4-cylinder I have to wonder... is there any chance that a stock Optima could ever come close to going 160 mph? And if so who would dare to take it up that high!
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Sorry to ask, I know there's been a lot of talk about it, but I don't seem to get any smarter reading the old topics. I bought a HID 35W kit for my fogligts, after I installed them they flickered. So I bought something like this 2 x Fehlwarnung Decord Canceller Kondensator Anti-Flackern für...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I found this sitting on the floor behind the driver's seat. I looked around, but don't see anywhere that jumps out at me as missing this piece. That does not preclude the possibility that I looked right at it without seeing it. There is a thin piece of foam "insulation" on the side with the...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi, I read up on how to remove the A/C compressor bracket, which involves relieving tension in its belt by adjusting a tension adjuster. Anyone ever do that, can you describe it generally? The information on Kia tech info says you just turn some bolt to relieve pressure in the belt and remove...
  12. New Member Introductions
    First of all Hi. Mark here. I'm buying a 2012 Kia Optima LX on Saturday. The car is being saved for me since I put a down payment in. The car has 14K miles on it (was a rental), and I'm buying it for $18K out the door? Is that decent? I'm definitely gonna buy the car, but what will I need to...
  13. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I did a search on these forums and couldn't find anyone with this same problem. Sometime when I start my car the radio will say "Loading Sirius" and won't ever actually load it. It is different from the "Acquiring signal" message. I get that driving under bridges and is to be expected. If I...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    This happens to me 80% of the time. I installed a set of HID's and when I start the car the passenger side turns on but the drivers side flickers and turns off. I have swapped ballast and bulbs. I do not have a relay harness tho. Sometimes I can start the car and it works fine but its a pain to...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    How many gallons (not miles) are left when the low fuel indicator goes on? The DTE information will tell you the miles, but that's variable. I was just curious to know how many gallons are actually left in the tank. Thanks!
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have a brand new 2012 Optima SX with the Navigation system (that replaces Uvo). And I've noticed a real big problem. The navigation system will 'get lost' and show me being 2 or 3 blocks (up to 1/4) off from my actual location which of course throws off navigation completely... it's like the...
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