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  1. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So long story short, it looks like I have a blown rear shock on my SX with 47,000 miles. Not covered under warranty, as I am lowered on Kinetic springs. Have searched high and low for replacements, and looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and order OEMS for about $124 each. Many...
  2. The Service Center
    Hello folks, thank you for taking the time to read my post and hopefully help me out. BTW I love this car. I need the part that goes between parts 21 and 22. The parts guy at the local dealer is less than helpful.
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi, I am new to these forums as me and my fiance recently purchased a 2015 Kia Optima SXL a little over 2 weeks ago. It had 120,000 miles, and we expected it to have some slight wear and tear, but we did get a good price for it in our opinion. But when we purchased it, we were told there were...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Trying to get my stock midpipe off to replace with the quickpower pipe I purchased off another member. One of the bolts, I assume must be stripped as it keeps spinning when I try to take off the nut. The others seemed to be irremovable, and just the nuts come off. The top of it is flat so I...
  5. New Member Introductions
    2012 optima ex owner 135k mileage, motor just siezed up. Calling kia tomorrow. Any tips, ideas to help with this process. My mechanic says kia is well aware of engine issues and is replacing many!
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello, It's been a while! Have searched a bunch of threads but still need a little help. The passenger side mirror is broken. The internals specifically. The exterior of the assembly and the glass are fine. The mirror came popped out while I was on the freeway doing 70 but the wires held in...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello Optima Forums, Someone I know owns a 2014 Optima and they've recently run into an issue that I'm seeking some help with. They went through a car wash and their antenna broke off. Can't attach pictures just yet as my account needs a few more posts. I've seen a few places online selling...
  8. The Service Center
    Car is a 2012 EX. Heater and A/C appear to be functioning properly temperature wise. However, there is hardly anything coming out of the vents. If I increase the fan speed you can hear it working. There is a clicking sound which I believe to be the plastic gears jumping due to broken teeth. That...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Approaching the final stages of my installation but I’m still not absolutely sure where I’m going to mount my amplifiers. I’ve been thinking about mounting them on the back of the rear seats. The hard plastic seems like it’ll work well. Anyone do this before or have a reason why this wouldn’t...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2011 Optima SX and I would like to have some modifications done. I live near the Kansas City area. KCMO. Does anyone know of a place near there that does and is familiar with customizations to Optimas? Thanks in advance
  11. Vendor Deals
    In recent years, GoPro cameras have become a car enthusiast’s dream. Whether you’re a track day enthusiast or simply like attending car shows, a GoPro is the perfect compact device to capture all the action. With a GoPro, you can relive your lap around the track or share it quickly with the...
  12. Vendor Deals
    They might as well call it Black Friday Week, because the deals are booming. We've been covering as much as we can over on Autoguide.com, but here are the deal worth checking out so far: Save On Philips and HELLA replacement headlight bulbs...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey there, I'm Charlie and I've purchased a 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid from Carvana earlier this year. The Carvana experience was awesome and I highly recommend it. I've loved my Kia and have had no issues until now. This is my first hybrid so I am not sure how everything works. I went out to my...
  14. New Member Introductions
    We have happily owned 6 Kia vehicles. 2 Sedona's 2 Optima's, a Sportage and a Forte. And I am really trying to stop handing over my money willingly for the Stinger. LOL But my absolute favorite is my 2013 Kia Optima SLX. I LOVE this car and for proof I have a 125,000 miles on it! Will not buy...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Checking the forums looking for a sharkfin cover for my white 2015 Optima Hybrid. I can buy the whole unit for around $140, but everything is working fine only the cover is gone. Anyone know of a place to find a cover that fits. I found one on Amazon, but it is not a fit for the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Good afternoon!) My name is Elena!I'm from Ukraine! And I'm new here!):) Perhaps you think, "what am I doing in this forum?") Since I had problems with the car and I have an American car. Since the local forums specialize in European cars and can not help me. Guys, I really hope that some of you...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Good afternoon!) My name is Elena! And I'm new here!) I had a little problem or not so little! Recently, I became the owner of Kia Optima SX Turbo 2012. But my great joy has changed with a complete SHOCK! What is the problem???? Gasoline consumption in city mode 14 mpg without the presence of...
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