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  1. The Service Center
    Just thought I'd list more problems with the '11 EX-T, now at 154,000 miles. Been down this road before on other vehicles, but posted as they may be found useful in the future. New tires, alignment done, received a call, left front negative camber so need to install example...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I have a 2011 Kia Optima SX that had ECU update done a few months ago. 5 weeks ago the engine light started flashing and went into limp home mode with a max 2,000 rpm. I took it to my local dealer (Napleton Kia of Carmel). They checked the engine and said it need to replaced. They got it...
  3. The Service Center
    Never ceases to amaze me the problems with these cars. Vacuum at startup is normally poor, but the 2.0T needs some assistance so they have a vacuum pump installed, similar to what a diesel needs. Well, it happened a few times last year when cold and now this morning @ 13 degrees (F), at startup...
  4. New Member Introductions
    It almost sounds like a computer speaker. No surround effect. is that normal? I don't have the premium package so stuck with the 6-speaker system
  5. New Member Introductions
    Been an owner of a Kia for awhile. Good to know there is a forum out there for Kia owners to come together. Glad to be here!
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi, guys. CA-Sacramento. I decided to join the community after being a lurker for the past few weeks. My 2005 Corolla was just hit while it was parked, hit, and literally salvaged over a fender-bender accident. Downside is, I had recently spent a sizable amount to keep the car running; upside...
  7. Vendor Deals
    It's not even Black Friday yet, but Home Depot just dropped 10 killer combo deals on cordless power tools from Makita, DeWALT, Milwaukee, Ryobi, and others. Depending on the budle, if you buy one of their kits, you can get one or two bonus tools or batteries for free! Cordless impact drivers...
  8. Vendor Deals
    Gotta love it when new ideas and innovations come to an otherwise tried-and-true product. The Kimblade Wiper Blade is trying to bring an end to crappy, streaking, chattering wipers once and for all, and from what we can see they just might be onto something...
  9. New Member Introductions
    So I just bought a 2015 SX trubo a week ago and I loving it, I had no idea how nice Kias could be. I am looking at a K&N 69 Series Typhoon, the K&N web site does not list it as compatible but K5Optima store does. Has anyone with a 2015 installed it?
  10. New Member Introductions
    Original looked at the sxl, but fell in love with the silver sx. Such a sharp looking car and fun to drive.
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    https://imgur.com/a/MjmRDJM Here is a screen shot of the oem parts of an Optima front bumper. Items #9-12 deal with the air ducts, my question is can I get away with only buying #11 and keep the remaining structure of the current setup, or would I need to buy all 4 parts? Any help would be...
  12. New Member Introductions
    My 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid developed a glitch where it would not start intermittently, leaving me stranded. Sometimes after waiting a while and trying again, it would "start" (meaning it would be ready to drive, being a hybrid it doesn't mean actually cranking the engine). Three different shops...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I just bought a 2018 Optima SXL and figured there would be a forum around like this for fellow Optima owners! Looks like this will be a good resource for questions I'll inevitably have!
  14. Members' Showroom
    Ok. So I just recently got this few weeks ago so haven't had time or money to do any work on it.. any advice for a good exhaust that produces a clean sound?
  15. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    When I started my car this morning and backed out of the garage, a message appeared on my nav display screen saying "Subscription Updated. Press here to continue" (or words to that effect). I did what it said and it cleared the message, with no explanation. I don't know that subscription it was...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Had my 12 sx optima for almost a year now and just now joined .? I'm sure it's been talked about on diff threads but can't find anything on if my factory amp limits my output to my aftermarket amp and subs .(infinity system) Also if I unplug the factory amp will my speakers still work ?? Which...
  17. New Member Introductions
    I have had my 2013 Kia Optima SX for over 2 years now. I recently had my front brake pads and rotors changed out and now I am experiencing high pitch squealing when I slowly brake, like when I pull into a parking spot. The car repair shop said that is normal and should go away over time. I...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I just bought a 2014 Kia Optima EX 2.4, I did NOT do my research as well as i thought and only found out about my car's recall in the last few days. I called Kia w/ my vin# to see if my car was affected. I was told by Kia that a test was done and my car passed so the engine was not...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, just picked up my white on black 2016 SXL tonight and am in love with it. Only question i had is why doesnt my mirror have the homelink buttons? I thought the SXL were the "fully loaded" Is this weird? Am i being paranoid thinking the dealership took it off? With a car that has...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! Just bought a used 2015 Optima EX on Friday and love it! It didn't come with the heated/vented seats that I wanted (well the seats themselves appear to be vented already, just no switch). I am going to have them set that up for $499, hopefully late this week or early next week...
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