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  1. 2013 Hybrid LX 160k miles - No aftermarket mods (yet)

    Had it since it was new... love this car!!! Has a lot of torque and can cruise on a flat road up to ~73 mph in electric only mode. Averaging 40-42 mpg with the original 16" rims and I drive like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. With the 18's and normal driving, about...
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey all - I live in Pennsylvania and bought my car there brand new, even though it say's I'm from Canada, I just registered while up here in Canada for the week. This is something I been meaning to ask for years but just finally found the time to register and post.... So - my '13 hybrid lx (the...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello! I have a 2011 Optima Hybrid. A week or so ago the brake light came on and the vehicle started braking every 15 seconds or so without me touching the pedal. I had the car towed to the dealership, and they've quoted $11k to replace the ABS system ($6k of parts). This seems a bit steep, even...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Khani and I drive a 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid EX. I have been a member for almost a year, however, this is my first time posting. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure how to use this site, but I ended up browsing on here because my vehicle is currently in the body shop for repairs and I miss...
  5. The Service Center
    Hello! I've bought a used Kia Optima 2014 Hybrid, 2.5 years ago. According to mechanics, it was in prime condition, 14K miles on the odometer. I did not have any troubles with it until recently. There are two noises that concern me and if you had such experience or have an expertise that...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m tired of my plain Tail lights and have been interested in possibly getting a set of the hybrid model LED Tail lights. Would these fit on my Kia? I saw someone was selling a set a while back and I was like DAMMIT!!! Found some Used ones on EBay though. I can’t afford a new set for 800 😔...
  7. Hybrids
    I have a 2012 Hybrid EX and I just leaped over the 180K miles mark. My car "knock on wood" is running flawlessly. I purchased this vehicle used 3.5 years ago at 82K miles. I travel about 100 - 150 miles a day for work. I am currently getting about 32 MPG highway miles. I remember getting about...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My optima hybrid has about 130k miles on it and works perfectly except for this one odd issue that I nor the dealer can figure out. Every so ofter (about once a month), the car will for no reason act as if the 12v is totally dead. However, I do not believe that this is the case. My jumper box...
  9. DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    I recently bought a 2012 optima hybrid from a dealer and I'd like to know if my car has an infinity sound system so I can know what to get when I upgrade the stereo; how can I tell if it has an infinity sound system? Thanks!
  10. The Service Center
    I'm looking for the tightening sequence and torque specs for my '13 Hybrid. It's the 2.4L Theta II engine. I believe it's the same as the non-hybrid models. I searched here and elsewhere online to no avail. Thanks in advance. Sent from my LGUS997 using Tapatalk
  11. Hybrids
    Car lights come on with bell and brakes go to the floor. Have to try to come to a stop with the grinding noise shut down car, restart and goes away. Comes back occasionally others have had this issue with one confirmed accident
  12. The Service Center
    Hello folks, thank you for taking the time to read my post and hopefully help me out. BTW I love this car. I need the part that goes between parts 21 and 22. The parts guy at the local dealer is less than helpful.
  13. Hybrids
    I need to replace a leaking coolant tank and cant find the specs on the coolant anywhere. Has anyone flushed theirs or topped off? It's dark green so maybe it just undiluted ethylene glycol. I have the part and it looks fairly easy to change . Should I do a full system flush as well...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I'm landing here to share and obtain info on my 2012 Optima Hybrid. I'm 50 years old and this is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned; with the best stock stereo system around. Looking to find info on the hybrid system. I'm the second owner, 3 years into driving the vehicle...
  15. Hybrids
    Dealer says my regular 12V battery needs to be replaced. They want 500 for it. I think they are nutz.. Does anyone know what the deal is , and is there an acceptable aftermarket battery.
  16. New Member Introductions
    Conforming to forum requirements by posting this. Name/Nickname: therosses5 -- not a spammer Location: Lake Coeur D Alene Idaho.
  17. Hybrids
    Hi Wanted to know if anyone out there experience the same thing I lost about 2 km After it’s a full year charging It used to say 48km with the climate control off now it only says 46 after 1 years of charging I charger it 2 to 3 times a day Thanks
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I just bought not running 2011 Optima hybrid in order to fix it and keep as my daily driver. I love how it looks, but did not have a chance to drive it yet :) The problem with it is that one of the engine coolant hoses got disconnected and the engine overheated, causing severe...
  19. Hybrids
    My wifes 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid threw a rod at 103k. KIA is quoting us 4500 to 8000. Every garage I've called is telling me they wont touch the car due to it being a hybrid and it having 25k volts running through it. I've been told I can get a engine for less than 2k and get someone to install...
  20. New Member Introductions
    So, My wifes '12 Kia Optima Hybrid just broke 100k miles. The hybrid system failed at 90k miles and was replaced under warranty. We are on our way to Duke (5 hour drive from our home) to see about a heart procedure I need to have. Cruising at 65 on the freeway. An hour from Durham NC. My 19...
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