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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    hey guys, if someone could help me out please I feel like I've tried everything. My car started out running rough, but it was quiet. I drive an hour to and from work 5 days a week. I got the car at 35k and it is currently 90k. The rough idling has gotten worse, and I started by replacing the...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi all, Hope you are having an awesome day. So I had a question about AEB. Car Make : 2016 Kia Optima SXL Modifications : AEM air intake and oil catch can both from K5 Optima Store. Rest everything stock. No accidents. Issue : Car stops suddenly (cuts power to accelerator) for 1-2seconds. A...
  3. The Service Center
    as the title states...found out a couple of weeks ago from dealer that the shift lock release has been bypassed with a portion of a pen body that was cut down to size and jammed into the cover to keep the shift release button depressed. WTF over? anyway, cars history is it's a used car I bought...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I made a post as you know, trading in my 2011 kia optima with 101k miles on it but a replaced engine for this 2017 kia sportage with the 2.4 theta ii. I originally understood that after mid 2015, these motors had a “refresh” preventing them from having rod bearing issues like my 2011 did. Well...
  5. The Service Center
    So...I'll start the car, put it in drive and the D appears in the display, at some point while driving the D disappears and if I have to stop and start it starts driving in either 2nd or 3, can't tell. the shifter is of no use, and if I shut off the engine and restart it's back to normal...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    When I turn the wheel fast or hit a bump the steering wheel makes a clacking sound. And recently when I get on the highway the wheel randomly starts shaking. What could be causing this issue?
  7. The Service Center
    Unfortunately I'm having a trunk issue where it opens randomly while in park and driving. I'll close it and it will laugh and pop open. I'll close it once and it's happy, but sometimes the trunk and I go back and forth maybe 5-10 times. Been searching on the forum but haven't really found the...
  8. The Service Center
    Hi all, Haven't posted in a long time but was looking for advice on an issue I am having. I have a 12' LX with the steering coupler issue. I brought the car into dealership where they told me yes, the coupling does need replacing. However, they are unable to do the job because of wiring...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have an 18 lx and my steering is wandering off at speeds above 45 mph.when I correct it feels like it overcorrects.my dealer would not check the alignment because it's not covered under warranty.he claims it's regular maintenance and wanted to charge for it.its less than a year old and barely...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Howdy there. I have a 2011 Kia optima SX. The issue is when it's cold out or we haven't used it in some time, when I go to start it it just clicks (lights on dash flash) but doesn't turn over. The battery tested fine. When my wife takes it for long commutes it is good for a day or so. I...
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi all, need to figure out what to do about this issue. My LX experiences intermittent clutch shudder when starting from a complete stop. This clutch shudder gets worse the longer the car sits (like over the weekend). It usually feels better during more frequent usage. When it is bad, it...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2017 Optima with 15k miles. I love this vehicle - EXCEPT for one big problem, the steering wheel has a "sticking" tendency when making tracking corrections while cruising on the straightway of an interstate/turnpike. It's been to the dealer twice for this annoyance and everything checks...
  13. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey all. I have a 2013 EX that I bought in January of this year with around 70k miles on it. Ever since I bought it it has had a weird bumpiness to it, it feels like there is a nail or screw in both front tires causing the bumpiness but there isn’t anything. Additionally, the car pulls to the...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello!! My name is Alison and I have owned a 2013, 2015, and now lease a brand new 2019 Optima SXL and so far, with a few minor complaints this year, have loved everything about all of them. I live in eastern Long Island, NY. I have bragged about my car since 2013. LOL I fell in love. :rolleyes...
  15. The Service Center
    I have a 2016 Kia Optima EX with auto climate control. The auto defogger system is also in my car. Recently, I had to get my windshield replaced. After the replacement with the new windshield, my auto defogger system (ADS) now comes on all the time. I have read the owners manual, which states...
  16. The Service Center
    Hi I've got a 2014 EX Plus, a month ago it started to miss and smoke (gry /white) when I really floored it. It's also using oil but not smoking during regular driving. I've changed the PVC valve, plugs, oil, all f which helped but the problem is still there, no codes stored although the check...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I am having a problem with my driver's door. Sometimes when I use the keyfob OR press the button on the handle, all the doors lock but the driver's door. When this happens I have to lock the car manually with the key. I'm assuming it's the lock actuator but was wondering if anyone...
  18. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello all, its been quite some time since I've had to come here and ask for some input... I am having issues with my bluetooth to some extent.. While im streaming music through bluetooth connection i can hear the music through all of the speakers, but while im taking a phone call ( both...
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