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  1. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    My 2016 SXL. I'm now on my second phone. A Pixel 3XL, prior phone was a Motorola Z Force. What I've noticed with both phones is when I plug the cable into the phone, Android Auto icon will show on the home screen. I tap the icon and then get nothing, the icon disappears. I then unplug and replug...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I bought my optima in 2017, it’s an SX with just about every option that was available. Got it with 55k on it and it sits at 110k as of today. I’ve got the common misfire on Cylinder 2 and I’m between either cleaning or replacing that injector. Have NGK 1422’s I’m picking up tomorrow... I’ve...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2013 SX with about 56,000 miles. In the afternoons after my car has been baking in the sun for 8-9 hours, it has a hard time starting. This is almost every day. It also seems to be related to being out in the heat all day, as it only does it in the afternoon when I'm leaving work. No...
  4. The Service Center
    hey guys, I have 12 EX 2.4L and recently my steering audio control has completely gone to crap. When i press up to increase volume, my volume decreases and when i press mode, my volume increases.... WTF?! Does anyone know what the issue may be? I can't even google this issue because I don't...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So my wife's 2016 seems to be getting worse and worse with the adaptive cruise control. The issue is anything to the right of the car, either traffic in the right lane, or a car in the turn lane, seem to trigger it to slow down, sometimes rather harshly! Cars on the left don't seem to cause...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys. I've been scouring the threads for hours and have come up with a couple of possibilities of my issue. I'm hoping someone had the issue and can steer me in the right directions to the next steps. A few days ago the passenger side mirror on my 2014 SX-T didn't unfold when I walked...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my wife was going to use my 2011 Kia Optima (bought new in 2011) and when she tried the key in the ignition she said the horn and alarm went crazy and the car wouldn’t turn on. She called me and I heard it going crazy. I come back from out of town and I start to look at the car. I was...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Ok guys, I thought it best I describe events in full, as it happened….. Optima 2012 1.7 CRDi, so I'm hoping clutch works in pretty much the same way on diesel and petrols :D Car has been fine, but then started getting harder to get into gear, mainly second, especially when changing down...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    We have a 2019 Optima when we initially done the setup on the radio we had the option to turn the radio off with the push button or when you open the door we chose to turn the radio off when we open the door since then we have changed our mind but can't find that option in the setup menu anymore...
  10. The Service Center
    Hey all, I have a 13 Optima with 46k miles, about a month or so ago I started having issues with the locking system. The interior lock switches are inop, the doors lock on their own at random times. The exterior handle lock functions are inop and the trunk electric switch is inop. Everything...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I recently bought a pioneer ND-BC8 to use with my new HU. I wired it up and everything and the display switches to the camera view, but it stays black. The video wire is plugged into the HU, ground wire grounded to the frame. Now, I bridged the red wire to both the reverse light wire and the...
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Anyone else have issues with their USB not working? Plug my phone in and it tries to charge and then throws an error and wont charge or play through it.
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi just joined the forum. I am in Western Australia and have a 2014 Optima. Have had the LH low beam stop working. Bulb looks OK. Cannot locate a fuse in either the interior or engine bay fuse panel for any of the headlights. Can anyone advise were the headlight fuses are located? The internet...
  14. The Service Center
    My 2012 EX heating system is giving me fits.The heater modes all seem to be functioning properly but the air is hardly blowing thru the vents. The blower motor is working correctly as I can hear the speeds increasing and the air is moving, although slightly thru the proper vents. The same thing...
  15. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey guys, trying to decide if I should keep our 2016 Optima SXL with almost 17K miles my wife drives, or get rid of it. I was disappointed of it before receiving the letter about conn-rod bearing damage that can be 'excessive' (like if any was good), due to increasing oil consumption (1/2-qt...
  16. Hybrids
    Yesterday while I was stopped at a red light. All of a sudden, I get a dash warning. It displayed HEV in a triangle, then said to shift into park and turn off vehicle and check hybrid system. I shifted into park and turned the car off. I tried starting it back up to no avail. Kept saying...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Well, at 7k miles and the back windows are very slow to go up. I even have to use my hand while pushing the button to get them up ?
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