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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Can anyone tell me what the long high pitched tone is for, after shutting the car off? Maybe 10-15 seconds worth? I have a 2019 Optima EX Premium. Thanks in advance.
  2. 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...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey, crew. I live in a state where I need a license plate to be displayed on the front of my car. I'm trying to maintain the integrity of the front end without putting a license plate front and center. Anyone know of any OFF CENTER license plate mounts for a 2016 optima FE?
  4. The Service Center
    My wife has about 600 miles on her new 2019 Kia Optima. She started to get out of her car at the store and the car alarm went off. She tried to start the car and it would not start. A lady came by and told her to press lock then unlock on the key fob. That worked. The alarm stopped, and she...
  5. The Service Center
    Hey everyone, So this issue started a couple of weeks ago when I open the sunroof this rubber strip will fall into the car, and won’t go back to its original spot is this rubber piece important that I could fix myself or should I take my car in to the dealership. Has anyone else had this issue?
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2015 Optima EX, have a button next to my steering wheel warmer button, I assume that is for traction control, why would I turn that off? Seems like common sense you would want to have good traction, what am I missing?
  7. Vendor Deals
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  8. Vendor Deals
    Regardless of the DIY on your list, more often than not a set of ratcheting wrenches will make your life at least a little easier. They aren't an essential for a starter tool kit, but more of a way to expand your kit and improve on efficiency. If you're in the market, we found this set of...
  9. Vendor Deals
    This is a quick one folks! Expiring on November 3rd at 3am Eastern, You can snag an LED Headlight swap kit off Amazon for as little as $23.99. Learn More Here: https://www.autoguide.com/products/save-52-led-headlights-3am-est-110318 AND SHOP THE DEAL HERE
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, My 2013 optima EX, bone stock, cut off on me tonight on the way to dinner. I was driving 75mph, cruising along then I noticed I was slowing down. I pressed the has pedal, nothing happened. I looked down at my instrument cluster, I had some lights on and noticed my engine rpm's were at...
  11. The Service Center
    2015 Optima EX 2.4L gdi black 38,000 miles Symptom: battery died a couple weeks ago - around 3.5 year old so bought a new battery. Last week, Thursday battery was dead again after 1 day parked. Scheduled service, dropped off this morning. Had noticed in the last month the fuel pump running...
  12. The Service Center
    So I have the K5 6,000 Lumen CREE LED bulbs in my fogs, about 1 year old. About a week ago I noticed that the fogs would randomly shut off and I would need to "restart" them by flipping the switch off and back on again. Any idea what could be causing this and how to start trouble shooting? Thanks.
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    Ho-ho-ho Folks! More great news for you at CARiD! Wrap up your end of the year with our biggest sales ever, because those are the deals that you definitely do not want to miss! There is no doubt that the best time to receive huge discounts on all automotive products most wanted is the time...
  14. The Detailing Corner
    I have a 2016 Optima SX, but the dash looks like it has white oxidation on it. Any tips for dash cleaning/detailing products?
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    The car is at approx 72,000 miles. I have seen a couple others facing similar issues but not much on what the final issue was or how it got fixed. Up until this point I have loved the car. On 3 separate occasions the hybrid battery has completely discharged at highway speeds causing the car...
  16. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about the 2019 Kia Sorento Shows Off its Off-Road Prowess at AutoGuide.com.
  17. New Member Introductions
    I've had my 2015 Kia Optima EX since it was new. Have about 30K miles. Noticed today when I went out to it to go driving (a few hours after driving earlier) I heard a hissing noise. Sounded like the rear tire, but it sounded just as loud on each side of the car in the rear. I started the car...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I recently purchased an Uncle Chip from another member here on the forum, and have been waiting to break in the new warranty engine before installing. However, I was wondering, since I'll be creating more boost with the chip, should I go ahead and install an actual blow off valve? I'm currently...
  19. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about the The 10 Best NFL Car Accessories to Kick Off the Football Season at AutoGuide.com.
  20. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone know if taking the faceplate off of the stock stereo will render the car un-startable? It is the non fancy one.
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