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  1. New Member Introductions
    I was thinking about getting some new tail lights for my 2016 optima and found some really nice ones but for sonatas i was wondering if they could possibly fit
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I could use help and info. I have a 2017 kia optima that while driving went into limp mode and was towed to a dealership and has a p1326 code. The dealership had it for 2 weeks - every test kia requested pointed to the connective rod bearing being the issue. So they requested more tests...
  3. New Member Introductions
    TPMS light went on about 7 mos. ago, for 1st time since bought car in '07. Tire pressure is fine. Is it worth the price to have shop reset/replace the sensor? Looks complicated ($$$). Thanks.
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, does anyone know if this generation of Optima is still reliable after the motor recall? I had my engine for free under the P1326 recall back in 2018 at about 120,000 km. The cars at just a little over 200,000 km now so approx 80,000 km on the new motor. My local Kia says that they...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Can someone help me? I took my 2015 Optima SXL for a brake job. They said my calipers were bad and needed to replace them. Then they said my right side was fine but needed to order the left caliper from Kia. Now they're saying they can't figure out how to fix the EPB and Auto Hold lights from...
  6. 2013 Hybrid LX 160k miles - No aftermarket mods (yet)

    Had it since it was new... love this car!!! Has a lot of torque and can cruise on a flat road up to ~73 mph in electric only mode. Averaging 40-42 mpg with the original 16" rims and I drive like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. With the 18's and normal driving, about...
  7. The Service Center
    2013 Kia Optime EX 2.4L non-hybrid 114k miles from Ohio So I tried to replace my thermostat and it’s leaking from the thermostat housing cover (#22 on picture) at the bottom of it. I tried two new thermostat/gaskets and even the old one, still leaking. I was replacing this preventatively since...
  8. The Service Center
    2013 Kia Optima Ex Noticed I was low on oil and coolant yesterday, put some coolant in it, and it was due for a oil change so took it into Firestone today for a change. They didn’t try to upsell me anything and sent me on my way. I was in the process of installing a new fog light today and...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello my fellow Kia Owners, Long story short I am having to replace my front end and some on the back end. I figured since I’m already doing it what are some swaps I can do that would look good on my Kia. I am replacing my radiator support, bumper cover front and back l, grille, bumper beams...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I can’t find one where ever I look
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The high beam and low beam driver side on my 2014 Optima EX are not working. It is unclear in any information I can find if there is a particular fuse which could be the problem. Can anyone clearly direct me which fuse I should be looking for? Are the low beam and high beam bulbs separate...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello all. This seems to be a fairly common problem, but I've done a bit more troubleshooting and am still stumped. Both rear windows roll down but not up. Doesn't matter if it's the local door switch or the driver's command center. Front windows work fine. Purchased two new motors, still...
  13. Classified Forum
    Just traded my 2019 optima SX. I have a magnaflow exhaust that was on the car for about 9 months. Exhaust is in great shape I just need to clean it up. I’ll do $500 picked up. Willing to meet within reason. Exhaust is located in Kingsport, TN. If you want it shipped I’ll have to check rates...
  14. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I have a 2018 Kia Optima EX with around 59k miles on it. The other day, I hit a big pothole (I live in New England lol) and noticed an air bubble in my tire. I quickly went to the repair shop & bought a new tire, as the only thing I had at my disposal was the tire mobility kit that came with the...
  15. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Long story short, I was involved in a front end collision. Now I just want to start modifying it or at least to the best of my abilities. There’s no damage to make it stop drivable. I’m going to replace with OEM parts for the hinges, Lock, and etc internally. Aftermarket Mods I’m looking for...
  16. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hello. I'm hopeless. My 2016 Kia Optima EX has Android Auto but not Apple Carplay? Is there any way I can download carplay?
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does the 15 optima ex have a digital speedometer? It seems strange that I have avg speed, instant mpg, 2 trips, and etc but no digital speedometer.
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’ve been getting 5w20 synthetic oil in my Optima but I’ve been reading 5w30 is better. Is 5w20 okay for this Optima?
  19. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi there , I have a 2013 Kia Optima EX. I’ve ran into an issue with my HID fog lights not working. The car itself had HIDs low beam and fogs professionally installed 3 years back that have worked without issue up until now. The low beams still work fine but At one point I noticed both the fog...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi there , I have a 2013 Kia Optima EX. I’ve ran into an issue with my HID fog lights not working. The car itself had HIDs low beam and fogs professionally installed a 3 years back that have worked without issue for many years. The low beams still work fine but At one point I noticed both the...
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