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  1. New Member Introductions
    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 ordered the parts and told me to come the...
  2. Hybrids
    When I turn my AC on Auto or the highest fan setting when it's really hot out hear in Florida, it seems overly noisy. Almost like another unit in the engine area has kicked on to help. If I turn the fan down a few notches, the sound dims down. Whatever the sound is, it seems louder than the...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Im in Fl my name is Tony
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 14' EX and wanted to know if an instrument cluster from a Hybrid will function in a non Hybrid car?
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I've owned my '13 Hybrid LX for about a year and a half now. I've put about 40k on it since then. I've done all the repairs and maintenance myself so far. It's been a decent car. Thanks.
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi! My name is Jessica, live in sunny southern California. I've had my 2014 KIA Optima Hybrid EX for a little over 3 years now. I love the MPGS since I commute about 50+ miles per day! I've been having issues with car washers (unknowingly) leaving my vehicle on and draining my battery! I just...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Just got my 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid this last weekend. 104K miles on it but was used for a 60-mile daily commute so mostly hi-way miles on her. Was concerned that they might have been Uber miles but the owner was a Marine living about 30 miles from Pendleton. Took her for a run up to Los...
  8. Hybrids
    Hey fellow forum members, I recently picked up a Stinger GT2 and my hybrid is now being driven by the wife, still in a lowered state with wider tires. The 2017 hybrid has been the most fun I have had with any of the hybrid Optima KIA made. They did an excellent job with it although, I wanted...
  9. Hybrids
    Im looking to install a radio in the trunk of my 2014 Optima Hybrid. The radio requires a 12v all the time hot wire and ground. Easy enough for me to wire directly to the 12v battery for this. However I need to find a 12v power source that is powered by the ignition being powered on. Any advice...
  10. Hybrids
    Hi So I was wondering the other day I’m filling up and I was wondering way did it take so much time for the door to open. Vs my old hybrid only So I checked in the manual and it says the gas tank is pressurized I could take a bit of time to open it’s only 3 seconds or so but I was just...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Howdy all! I'm new to posting to this thread but have been reading many of your posts. Thank you everyone for sharing and hope to contribute myself. I've had my Optima Hybrid for a year now and love it. Great gas millage for my long commute, but the power to have some fun while doing it. I'm...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello I have a [2015] Kia Optima Hybrid with 40,000 miles. What can I do to extend the life of the "Hybrid Battery" and what is the cost {when & if} to replace it.
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello I have a [2015] Kia Optima Hybrid with 40,000 miles. What can I do to extend the life of the "Hybrid Battery" and what is the cost {when & if} to replace it.
  14. Hybrids
    Ever since getting the 2017 Hybrid, the car felt solid with pretty good handling. I've driven it somewhat hard with the OEM tires and it felt pretty good but I always felt the tires were the weak link and I wanted it to roll a bit less in corners. Back in December, I drove a Stinger GT and my...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. Recently purchased a 2017 Optima EX PHEV slightly used with 4400 miles to use as my daily driver. Has the EX Tech package and got an amazing deal on it. Over 40% off of its $41,400 list price! So far I love everything about this car. I’ve used less then ½ a tank of gas 6 weeks...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys! I want to upgrade my rims to have something that is chrome and clean, not sporty. I know that it may take some MPG's off my car, but that is fine. The question i am having touble finding answers to is that I am running the stock Standard tire size: 205/65 R 16 94H tires. But I...
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Morning all, I have the 2012 Optima Hybrid with Nav package. I recently converted from Droid to iPhone and noticed that with the Droid, it would automatically connect via BT when I start the car and then auto read incoming texts. With the iphone, it will auto connect, but it won't read texts...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello there! You can call me Emeka, and I'm glad there are forums for the Optima. I really love mine and am glad there is a community who also enjoys the vehicle! ---------- Post added at 09:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:19 PM ---------- For some reason, I can't edit my above...
  19. New Member Introductions
    New to the forums love the car focusing on upgrading the Infinity sound system.
  20. Hybrids
    I just got a 16 Hybrid EX. I always join the forums to find out as much information I can get. That being said, is there anything I should know about the car? Or, is there a mod that is a must? Thanks in advance.
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