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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my wife was going to use my 2011 Kia Optima (bought new in 2011) and when she tried the key in the ignition she said the horn and alarm went crazy and the car wouldn’t turn on. She called me and I heard it going crazy. I come back from out of town and I start to look at the car. I was...
  2. The Service Center
    Hey everyone, When trying to start my car, it does not start, makes a clicking noise, and all the electronics are going haywire. Headlights, dash, interior lights rapidly flashing, sometimes it says key isn't detected, sometimes it says refuel. When trying to unlock/lock the car, the mirrors...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I owned a 2013 Optima SXL for several years. Last year, I rear ended someone and totaled my car. I hit a early 2000's Explorer, which suffered minimal damage, but my Optima was absolutely crushed. The most concerning part to me was that my airbags did not go off. My wife and I will be having...
  4. The Service Center
    On my 2012 Optima when I go over bigger bumps the car is solid and quiet. However, if I hit smaller bumps or ripples in the road I get a rattling that sounds like the sway bar with a broken mount hitting the underside of the car. it handles well and nothing seems loose. Anyone else experience...
  5. The Service Center
    I'm a little annoyed that the power window switch in the driver's door panel appears to be flaking out in a car that's only 5 years old (2012 optima)...I have original switches in my thunderbird that are 30 years old now.. anyways, I'm looking on rock auto to buy a replacement and replace it...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Ok so I've read a few posts on here concerning this issue and all signs have pointed to the Inhibitor Switch. I guess what I really am looking for is anyone with definite experience to say "Yes my car was doing that and I replaced the inhibitor switch and it fixed it." Or I did such and such...
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I drive my optima to my fiance's parents house for her sisters B-Day gathering. I make sure to park out of the way because they were expecting a moderate crowd, and lots of vehicles. We have a good time and yada yada yada, we leave. It was raining so that I did not really pay attention my...
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So.... I got these 6000 Lumens 6500K LED Bulbs (thanks K5 Optima Store) and very excited about them and cant wait to install..... however, just when I was starting to change the OEM out, the H11B Holder and parts of the headlamp housing broke off....... :( Is there a way to fix this??? Was...
  9. United States
    Hey everyone I just wanted to know who all is planning on going to the meet Aug 13th in Vero beach. I just registered a few days ago and looking for some people to roll down there with. I live in the Tampa Bay area in clearwater/st Petersburg. Who's all going?
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Just curious if anyone has gone with Alpine Type-S gear and how you are liking it. I have a soft spot for the brand from my old RX-7 that was loaded with Type-R gear. Here's what I picked up for my 2015 EX: KTP-445U Power Pack SPS-610C for the front, leaving stock rears in for now SWS12D4...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I am hoping to use the site to learn more about aftermarket parts. I recently traded in my Hyundai Genesis coupe on a 2015 Optima. My kids(14 and 20) kept fighting over who was going to sit in the back seat of my coupe when we went places so it had to go lol. I am hoping I can add more...
  12. Spotted
    Saw a grey(or silver) SX with tinted tails, led reflectors, black k badges, and a bug shield on route 1 going to the route 18 ramp. Looked like a spanish dude texting.
  13. New Member Introductions
    I have been lurking for a few months now and have test driven every mid sized car out there and keep going back to the Optima EX. I put a lot of miles on my car for work and had a good run with my 06 TDI Jetta (305,500k miles, avg 48mpg and still kicking) but its time to get a newer car. I have...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys my name's Justin and I've had my Optima SX for jus about 2 years now. I just recently found the K5 store and have been doing mods like crazy. I had front LED switchbacks installed a couple weeks back and ever since then my side marker lights continue to blow out. I replaced the...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I'm in the market for a new car, and pretty sure I've decided on an Optima. An EX specifically, since it has the features I would want on it. I found a 2011 EX Turbo with 60k miles on it at a dealer, for a hair under $13k. This seems to be well under the market price, much less than I'm seeing...
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