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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I must have been an idiot - 2011 Kia Optima SX-T Engine Failure due to "oil pump" Last year, my engine failed and I paid 1/2 of $7200 for a new engine due to a failed "oil-pump" and low oil pressure. But upon closer review of a video of the event after getting my warranty extended for engine...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Traded in the 2014 Optima SXL Turbo for a 2016 Sorento SXL Turbo! Need the larger vehicle now, but staying in the family! Keep up the Optima luv!!
  3. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So the car must be stopped in order to select seat memory. Is there a way to disable this so you can select 1 or 2 while moving?
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Great MUST HAVE App for all Android users. Features:Driver score and insights, to help improve your performance Save money with nearby gas price comparison Check Engine Light notifications and explanation Find where...
  5. New Member Introductions
    2 things... 1. I've had a lot of cars in my day including BMW and MBZ, but the Optima is a sick ass car... My favorite thus far, it's quicker than either and feels as luxurious as the MBZ-- and the interior is 3013 compared to what I've had in the other cars 2. Been a lurker for a minute but, I...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Grabbed my Titanium SXL 3 days before new years so I could claim it on my taxes seeing i did not pay any all year because I have a 1099-MISC sales job and it saved me 5K in taxes!!! Great start to my investment and I am loving driving this thing, just with it had a sport type mode that turned...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I know this should probably be in the off topic section BUT this is amazing. And for all that will comment " oh that is terrible or that is against the law". C'MON this is what makes AMERICA so bad ass and crazy!!! ONLY IN CALIFORNIA:)
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I've burned through 2 cv axles on the passenger side. It started popping and clicking every time I accelerate, and just after I let off the throttle. Dealer replaced the axle using what is supposedly an upgraded part. They said its still the same part number. I call BS. But whatever...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just got 2012 ex two days ago. Was surprised when I asked about taking the car for oil change at my own mechanic or doing it myself. He said no problem but said you must use a Kia Oil filter or you will void the warranty. Sounds suspcious to me. I am a senior and only drive about 7k a year. I...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    What's with this horn? I fart louder than the horn. Is there an easy replacement?
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So H&R has released their sport springs for the Sonata turbo, but not for the Optima 2.0 (yet). Since the chasis, suspension setup, and curb weight of the two cars are identical, why wouldn't these springs work? I understand that if the weight of the cars was significantly different the spring...
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