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  1. New Member Introductions
    Greetings Kia Optima Fourms, I've had my Kia Optima SX since 2013 when it came out and I have loved the car. Now after about six years with it; it is at 110,000 miles mark and it is having a running problem that I can't quite figure out. At first it had a check engine light and the codes that...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey guys, trying to decide if I should keep our 2016 Optima SXL with almost 17K miles my wife drives, or get rid of it. I was disappointed of it before receiving the letter about conn-rod bearing damage that can be 'excessive' (like if any was good), due to increasing oil consumption (1/2-qt...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Which year optima had the best satin metal paint? Or are all years with satin metal the same paint color each each?
  4. New Member Introductions
    ... and now there are two in my garage. My wife's 2017 Sorrento EX and my 2017 Optima SXL. We love them. Got a sweet deal on the Optima in February;, it was the last 2017 on the lot and they were dealing. Plus it was the very end of the month, which helped greatly. Beautiful car.
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I'm Jason from Central NJ, and I got a 2016 Kia Optima (base model) in November 2016. It currently has 13,000 miles on it. When I brought it in for its second scheduled oil change and routine maintenance, they said that there was a recall having to do with the software. They updated...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello all, 2014 LX here. Been excellent so far. I'm curious how many Canadian Optimas have seized up. Reason I ask is because the Canadian models were assembled in Korea correct? Does that have any bearing on how reliable these cars are?
  7. New Member Introductions
    Have questions in particular regarding security of the trunk, ie how to disable push button on door panel without pulling wire loose. Appears that access to car gives access to trunk with is totally unsatisfactory to me. So after a yr I'm now a disappointed Optima owner and hope this forum...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Of an Aurora Black 2015 Optima Hybrid EX-Premium just rolled 50,000 km and still in love like the first drive. Just found this forum While looking for info on the gps upgrades. Live in Vancouver on Canada's West Coast Very interested to hear from anyone that has purchased the Map upgrades if...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Not sure if I can post this question yet as I'm new. Hello, Has anyone had problems with their Kia push Button not starting the car? I have and it has stranded me on a few occasions. Most times if I wait 10-15 min. it seems to reset and I can then be on my way. I notice the brake pedal remains...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Has anyone experienced the Hybrid specific service engine light on? It's the wrench light in the middle of the warning light panel. I have to make a 200 mile trip tomorrow to get the car home. The light is on steady, not flashing. Has anyone driven a Hybrid with the service light on for any...
  11. Hybrids
    Took the car in for a "power flush" of the transmission. Now let me say that after owning Hondas for 14 years and was told NOT to power flush a transmission and only do a drain and fill. Now I had them explain the concept due to the fact I have never heard of it and after calling both Hyundai...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So today I did this... What do you guys think, opinions? Thinking or wrapping what's left of the silver on the engine in carbon fiber
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've had my 2013 SXL for about two months, and there's one thing keeping me from enjoying it fully; I can't for the life of me find a comfortable position in the drivers seat. No matter how much I tinker around with the power seat settings, something always seems off. Either my feet are too...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Let me first start off by saying that I just rolled over 10,000 miles. Everything had been going great. I'd received more compliments in about 11 months of ownership with this car than I had in 3 years with my 06' GTO. The lines on the Optima are fantastic. As far as looks were concerned, I...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi, I am currently driving a 2010 Altima 2.5 S. The car is fine, however not so good on the highway. Since I had the vehicle for 5 years now, and I really like the 2014 Optima SX Turbo, I am considering an upgrade :) Has anyone here had an Altima prior to their Optima? Looking to make a...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys :) so now that the weather is getting better, I'm finally planning on repainting my bumper. I have titanium gray and I was wondering if anybody knows whether or not it has metal flakes or pearls? It looks like it does have some? But I can't be 100%sure....
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I was going southbound in the right lane at normal speed... out of the blue 5 ft away from me the woman to my left decided to turn directly in to me causing nearly 6k in damage... FORTUNATLY she admited fauled, the police cited her and there were witnesses... After the insurance company did...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Not terrible damage, but am still upset about it. Does anyone know if this should be taken to a bumper repair company or a body shop? Any suggestions for the San Diego Area? Any suggestions or shared experience would be appreciated.
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I was finally able to get the spoiler that I purchased from K5OS installed today. The color match was perfect. I'm very happy with it!
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