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  1. New Member Introductions
    I have not posted here before. Two weeks ago I took my 2016 Optima in for an oil change and inspection. The service department said they were going to install a computer update to allow the knock sensor to put the engine in limp mode in case of possible engine failure. The next day sure enough...
  2. 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...
  3. The Service Center
    Hi all, I am coming up on 30k miles on my 2014 SX-T and had my car in the dealership recently for KIA's ECU upgrade/recall. At that time, the dealer suggested two maintenance services: Fuel injection service @ $155 Automatic transmission fluid replacement @ $230 I subsequently reviewed the...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I bought my Optima almost 2 years ago. The car is amazing. I’ve put every mile on it and love driving it. Two burning questions: 1. I get my oil changes at a local Jiffy Lube. I recently read something that said some oil filters and oil could cause engine failure. Is JL a...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Realize this is the 3G forum, but as I post here with the '11 EX-T, but when replacing the VC gasket and plugs thought I'd take a picture. Actually couldn't believe the engine was so clean, no buildup at all. Purchased new, oil changes every 7,500 miles with any Dino oil that was on sale (5w-20)...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 2013 optima EX, I believe it has the 2.4L GDI engine. 61k miles. I work in sales so I drive a lot. Due to a long story I basically had to buy this optima, did I pick a reliable car? What are common issues/pitfalls I should look out for? Am I safe to keep this car, or should...
  7. New Member Introductions
    With all the negative comments about Kia reliability. I just wanted to report that I bought my 2013 Kia Optima sx in February 2014. I will say I got one heck of a deal on it. If I recall correctly I paid 27k with the nav and all the screen upgrades etc. Flash forward 5.5 years and the only...
  8. The Service Center
    2012 Optima EX 2.4L GDI, automatic, 72K miles Two days in a row now I've heard a siren-like noise which appears to be coming from under the hood. The first day it happened was about an hour into my commute, and driving about 30 mph. Honestly, I thought it was an emergency evacuation siren...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi, my car acts wierd after 40 to 50 mins driving, it drives fine first around 40 mins, but then Check brakes appears and ready start blinking and beeping, car stops it self. push gas dosent move. if I push break pedal, it makes griding notice while stopped. I have to turn it off and start it...
  10. The Service Center
    Hi all, When purchasing my car, the salesman and finance manager had different thoughts on when my first oil change should be. Salesman said 3000 miles because of turbo. Finance manager said no, I can wait till 6 or 7k miles. Since I've never had a turbo before, I want to do the right...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    my 2012 sx hit 100k today and still running like the day i bought it
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone, have a 14 Optima EX with 58.5K miles. So far I have already flushed the coolant, just did a full front brake service (new pads and rotors), getting a set of 4 tires this weekend (was still on the factory tires), and will do Oil Change and Engine air filter change before 60K miles. I...
  13. The Service Center
    I bought a certified 2015 Kia from the stealership. They recommend changing oil and filter every 3700 miles. That seems excessive to me especially since I want to use synthetic oil. I was thinking every 5000 -6000 miles.
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello all. So I'm a faithful 3 thousand mile oil change interval type person. I have used AMS oil XL 5w30 since I have owned the car. And I always use the Kia oil filters. But my last oil change I decided to use the AMS oil signature series 5w30 and used a [email protected] oil filter. But I had the KIA oil...
  15. Hybrids
    Can any who have gone past 100,000 miles please provide their feedback on Model Year and Miles + any issues/out of pocket $ they've had besides normal wear and tear? I'm trying to decide how long I want to keep my 2013 KOH as I just went through the 12v battery high expense experience.
  16. Hybrids
    Any one know if there is any way to determine the total EV miles driven for our cars? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I just bought a 2015 Kia Optima LX and this is my first new car before I owned a 2002 Honda Accord (older car) so I noticed the other day my fuel light when on but the car read I still have 65miles till empty? Is that correct? Im not used to drving such a new car.
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi all. I just wanted to post and share my experience with my car, a 2013 Optima turbo. In a nutshell, the engine seized while driving at 20mph, with 45,153 miles on the odometer, about 100 days before the end of my 36 month lease! Here's what happened ... I had just dropped the kids off...
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Here it is, after my first 1,000 miles with the can on. 18k to 19k.. Wish I had it on sooner but glad I got it on before winter basically hit to where it got cold.
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