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  1. The Service Center
    Here are several links for Kia tech information and manuals. If you find any other useful sites, please reply and we will add them to this master list. Technical Service Bulletins: Kia Optima Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) - Kia Problems Recalls: Kia Optima Recalls Kia Optima Owner...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I still have my red w/tan leather 12 EX. It got rear ended (I was sitting still and have no idea where his Prius came from, but the headlight and cabin part broke in two a bit and the battery and wheel part really screwed up my trunk underneath it and it bem t thr sheetmetal. So, I take it to...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello everyone, I have 2 recalls on my 2013 Optima. One is for the steering coupling and the other one is I1803C PI1803 ECU UPGRADE (KSDS) 13MY. I'm trying to find the TSB for it to see what it fixes, but i cant find it. Anyone else have it? Thanks
  4. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm installing Morel Maximo Ultra 602 Coax in the front and Morel Maximo Coax 6 in the rear...i got cheap for the rear. All stock for now till shop install them on Sunday. Should i install amp? Or just upgrade head unit, purchasing this on probably next month? Sony XAV-AX100... Thanks...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I just posted my introduction but can't edit it. A little more info on myself.... I'm Dave. I Live in Las Vegas and cars are my #1 passion. Although I don't own a Kia, I appreciate all cars. Cliffs from other post: Registered to research engine problems as my mom's engine seized on Tuesday...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'd like to get out of my lease early (1 year left) and have seen some of the lease swap sites. Has anyone here had any experience with swapping/transferring a lease either with one of these sites or just face to face? My payment is very low but I've got the EV itch and want to go all electric...
  7. Hybrids
    Can any who have gone past 100,000 miles please provide their feedback on Model Year and Miles + any issues/out of pocket $ they've had besides normal wear and tear? I'm trying to decide how long I want to keep my 2013 KOH as I just went through the 12v battery high expense experience.
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello. My OEM amplifier just went out and I'd like to replace it myself as I'm over the mileage warranty and Kia wants to charge me $1600+. Can anyone tell me where exactly the amplifier is located? Also, would it be possible to replace the stock amplifier with a third-party one? Say Alpine? I...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
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  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So, I recently got interested in understanding more about the oil filters used on the 2.4L and 2.0L (Turbo) engine. Background: I've researched in the past for the best and most cost effective oil filter and began using the Purolator PureONE oil filters (was blue then became the orange can) on...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys I'm looking In to getting a used optima 2013 + I always like to get a forums opinion before I buy a vehicle. Any know issues to look out for in certain years? Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Is there a way to delete and/or disable my trip details (TOTAL TRIPS/MILES TRAVELED/TOTAL DRIVING TIME/AVERAGE SPEED) from both the "My UVO" smartphone app & from ""? I could not find anything on how to delete this info in the UVO manual.
  13. The Service Center
    Hey guys! I know kia tech info has been turned into a pay per view type for the past two months and I've been seeing posts come up ever since asking if anyone knows where they can get a free copy or free access. I bought a digital copy from someone, i forgot the site, and am sharing it for free...
  14. The Service Center
    So I hop on kia Tech info site and prompted with this message: ;[ Nice alternate site found by stoli:
  15. New Member Introductions
    I recently bought a 2014 Optima EX w/sunroof, SWP color. Been creeping and reading all the great info on here for the past 3 weeks and decided I join since I am excited to do some small mods. I have never made any modifications before to any car prior. This will be my first time ever. Just want...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    He all. Like the title says I spread the word of our meet online. I hope to have a larger one in the fall, with maybe an end of summer bar-b-que and whatnot. Anyway, here is the addy: 2011-2014 Kia Optima general discussion forum. - Car Forums at
  17. New Member Introductions
    ::waves:: Hi - we're working on replacing the alternator in an '04 Optima (2.7L V6). Hoping to find someone to tell us what size the CV joint bolt is (appears to be somewhere in the area of 30mm but not sure) so that we can buy the correct socket size to remove it. Nice to "meet" all of you...
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