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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey lads and lases, I was curious if anyone has tired to program one of the 2020 Kia key fobs (the ones that look like detonator switches😂) to one of our cars, specially the 2011 optimas. I figured they all run off the same basic principles of how they function and the types of signals they send...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    My optima says it can not detect key in car even though the key is in the car. The remote locks the car with no problem but it is asking me to hold key to starter to start it. Is this a fob battery issue does anyone know? Thank you
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I inherited my son's 2015 Kia Optima. I have the 2 remote keys, but I don't have the key code. I assume the key code will make replacement keys easier if (heaven forbid) that's ever necessary. Is there a way for me to get the code? Can a Kia dealer access the code for me from the remote key...
  4. The Service Center
    My brother has a 2015 Kia, turbo with a push button starter. His smart key said low battery, so he replaced the battery. It still shows low battery even with the new battery?? Any ideas?
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I recently just got a 2012 Kia Optima lx but it only came with 1 key I was wondering if you guys knew where the best place to find a spare online is?
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Annoying problem with key fob... If I walk near my car when I have unlocked the car and I have the key fob in my pocket, the car automatically locks all doors... if the car is unlocked and I don't have they key fob with me, the car stays unlocked... the problem usually happens if I am carrying 2...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I feel like I have like 5 projects going all at once, but I can’t seem to get bored with my optima. So i have asked a few already with unsure answers, or no responses. I did find 1 thread about my topic and it was back in 2015, so I figure 3 years of more people that possibly tried...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Hoping i can get some help as i have been having issues with my 2013 Kia SX- the key fob will not lock/unlock. This just started last night , i tried it in the morning and now i cant even lock/unlock from the inside. The key is not being detected in the vehicle either. I replaced the...
  9. The Service Center
    I know this has probably been asked, but I am struggling to complete a search for it on the site, so I'll ask again in case someone else is also looking for it. Can you have more than 2 fobs programmed for a 2015 Optima EX at any one time? We typically like to have a spare set of keys for...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    We just bought a 2015 Optima SXL and it only came with one key. I've found new ones on EBAY for under $80 but I know I'll have to go to the dealer to get the key cut and programed. Is it still okay to go the way or just better to bite the bullet and go through the dealer?
  11. The Service Center
    Last Monday I noticed my trunk wouldn't open using my FOB so I had to manually open it. This Friday, I received a notice that the vehicle didn't recognize the key. Got the second FOB, same message so I started it through the glove compartment. Got to the store, came out doors unlocked normally...
  12. The Dealership
    When we picked up the car it didn't have the remote on it... Their excuse "We had to remove it from the car to certify it"... I can understand but a let down none the less since the Kia's is $600 plus.
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Ok so i have a .13 SXL which has the smart key and start stop button. My question is... Sometimes i get in the car press the brake pedal and push the start stop button and the engine starts right up. Sometimes i get in the car press the brake pedal and push the button and the car only goes into...
  14. The Service Center
    Both key fobs do the same thing. I do not have the remote start feature. My fobs open the trunk while the fob is in my pocket. Am I the only one with this problem? Anyone have a fix for it? I am thinking of opening the fob and disabling the trunk button.
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So i had issues yesterday with fuses....I got all that sorted out and everything is back to normal.... EXCEPT...My spare key fob (with a new battery) wont lock or unlock the car.....all of the buttons dont work for that matter. But if I put it into the glove box fob holder, it will start the...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Morning, I had the OEM 1-way remote starter added recently and my 2015 EX has the Smart Key, I was just looking to see if it had any other features that may not have been put in the manual. I found a thread for older Sorento's that mention the ability to have the Rear Defroster activate with...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    If my key fob is dead where to I put the key inside the fob on a 2013 optima, thanks
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just got my new Optima SX Turbo. I was wondering if anyone knows if the SX Turbo comes with the flip out Key or the Model B key where you have to detatch the key.
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey All, I saw a thread from a while back about someone asking if the 2014 flip key could be used on the older KIA Optima's. Will from Concept 3 was going to look into it, but other than that, no one could provide a solid answer. I keep seeing these pop up on eBay all the time and although...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello All, I was an idiot, and lost one of my Optima Key fobs. After doing some research on this forum and a few other places, I found a used FOB on sale on eBay that I purchased. The FOB is the same part as the one I lost, and as the one I still have. I took the FOB and car to the local Kia...
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