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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. New Member Introductions
    Conforming to forum requirements by posting this. Name/Nickname: therosses5 -- not a spammer Location: Lake Coeur D Alene Idaho.
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody! Just bought a nice pearl white Optima Hybrid last week. My daily commute to work and back is 160 km 6 days a week, mostly highway, so I suppose a hybrid car is good option. Especially if it's not Prius :) I made almost 1000 km already with average fuel consumption 5.7 l/100 km...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Need to replace my originals. Was gojngvto put on the following: Continental TruContact P215/55R17 94V My question is if these Rims would fit. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/wheels/pdp/momo-massimo-1411147p.1411152.html Or I just stick with the 16inch version of Rims and get tires to match...
  10. Hybrids
    Hi all, My '11 Optima Hybrid only has 61k miles on it, 35k of which is the last almost 6 years. I've been working from home for 5 years hence the low miles, as it only really gets driven infrequently around town or to the airport when needed. I'm now switching jobs and will be driving about 30...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Brought car in to dealer at 56,000 miles for front end noise under 60,000 mile warranty. Tech found metal chunks in oil pan. Kia approved engine replacement. Dealer had cylinder head remanufactured and installed it with new Kia engine block. Car got 35-38 mpg combined before now gets 25 mpg...
  12. New Member Introductions
    New to this Forum. In Feb 2017 I bought a repo'd 2012 hybrid with 102k miles for $8k cash for my kids to use as a school commuter. I was pretty happy with the deal, as the Optima was listed on the IIHS website as one of the "best choices for teenagers under $20k" (the Optima is now listed on the...
  13. Hybrids
    I’m about a year away from my lease ending on my 2016 SXL. It’s time to start shopping and gathering information. Before I got the SXL I test drove a loaded, new version of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. I thought it had good power and liked the creature comforts. But I liked the Optima more. Fast...
  14. Hybrids
    Now that it’s very cold outside at times it was -20 Celsius The car transmission will jump like a bad gear on a manual car rev hi and then go into gear only when it’s extremely cold and once at the engine warms up it’s back to being very Normal and smoot Has anyone else experienced this problem.
  15. Hybrids
    Hi I wanted to ask if anyone has a plug-in hybrid with the car starter because as you know when it’s plugged in and you try to start the car it will go into accessory mode and not start on the screen will display to unplug the car. So I was wondering will it end up doing the same thing with the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I just bought a 2016 Optima LX Hybrid recently and I love it! I plan on upgrading these over the next few months: 1: LED headlights. 2: Plasti-Dip Wheels. 3: Window visors. 4: Touch screen with nav. 5: Upgrade speakers. 6: Change Badges. I'm sure a lot have people have done similar...
  17. New Member Introductions
    I was in the market for a hybrid or PHEV and saw that a local dealership had a new (technically a "demo") fully loaded 2017 hybrid (EX trim + technology package + white leather interior) at a massive discount. I had had good experience with Kia (my previous vehicle was a 2015 Forte LX) so after...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    My Love is Ailing - 2013 Optima Hybrid My wife and I love our Optima Hybrid. In early April I took it in at 55,000 miles before the bumper to bumper 60K warranty expired. There was a clicking noise in the front. They diagnosed the problem as some front brake parts and a control arm. They...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everybody, I'm a new member living in the SFV, near Los Angeles and recently purchased the above 2014 Optima LX Hybrid. Can somebody please spell out the specified replacement 12 volt battery for me? Can't see it listed in the Owner's Manual. Any idea about the cost of a replacement...
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