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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey gang, haven't posted in a while since it's my wife's car. I bought it new for her, and it only has 16,900 miles in 2 years. I don't remember it using oil initially, but now it's burning about 1/2 the difference from min to max on the dipstick (about 1/2-qt???) every 2K miles. I know it's...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Got a '16 -'18 KSDS Upgrade Letter I haven't noticed the ECU Programming for Engine Monitoring of "Excessive Connected Rod Bearing Damage" ... on '16 - '18's until today's letter. Forum Search first netted 0, although Search here appears to be an art --- 2.4 & 2.0T's both mentioned. Appt...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2011 Optima with 99,000 miles. I have not had any engine knock. I was wondering if this update would be any benefit to me. I would think by now if I had a faultu engine it would have showed up. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I took my 2015 Kia Optima LX to the local dealer for the software update on Sep 6, 2018. On October 10, I received another mail from Kia. It was dated Sep 20, 2018. Applies to: some 2014 and all 2015 Kia Optima As per the letter:"Our records show that the KSDS software was recently installed...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just received a letter from KIA that detailed a 'Product Improvement Campaign' to update the 'Knock Sensor Detection System' (KSDS) software on my 2.4L GDI engine. This update is supposed to extend the warranty on my engine to 'lifetime' in case of a rod bearing wear failure...Anybody have any...
  6. Canada
    Anyone else get this? Seems in the note, it applies to the optima and sportage. Anyone done this yet? +'s -'s?
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Got this in the mail today, anyone else recieve theirs yet? My dealership is horrible so I'm looking forward to see how they handle this Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  8. The Service Center
    Here is a copy of the warranty in case anyone has misplaced or lost theirs and is in need of the Warranty papers.
  9. The Service Center
    Today I got an warranty letter that address a bad coupling in the MDPS for all 2011-2013 Optimas and some 2014 models. The letter states that the coupling fails and make noises when turning the steering wheel left or right especially when stopped. KIA will automatically replace the MDPS...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just got a letter today from KIA about how they are extending warranty to cover the steering coupler replacement. Anyone else get one yet? Sorry if this is old news, but my letter just arrived today.
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Asked my Dealer about this couple weeks ago. they had no idea what i was talking aboutlook what i got today...thought it was US only but no sircoming to Canada too. Really don't want to have to deal with this if it happens
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Guys, just received this mail(attached) from Kia, stating that they are extending the warranty for engine "short block" to 10 years 120k miles, to ALL owners(I bought the car used so this is good news). Any thoughts?
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    About two days ago I got an email from Kia Corporate titled, "Kia Fuel Economy Ratings Adjustment Program". It asked for my VIN number, date of delivery and current mileage. The substance of the letter was that the mpg was over estimated and that the company was going to make it right...
  14. The Dealership
    I have recently had my car in service for over 30 days....without a long story, basically im not happy with the way I have been treated and have drafted up a letter for kia. Question 1 does anyone know the proper address to send such letters also I have talked to Danielle Burke at Kia North...
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