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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
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  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Does anyone know of a company that makes aftermarket rear adjustable camber arms for a 2018 optima? The factory adjustment wasn't enough for the lowering springs. Lmk thanks
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Selling my Like new Race Chip RS Piggy-back system for 11-13 Kia optimas. Hey everyone, looking to sell my like new race-Chip RS system with everything included in the box (as well as the box. Got it for my optima but then decided To go a different route as far as performance. Nothing is wrong...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey lads and lases, I was curious if anyone has tired to program one of the 2020 Kia key fobs (the ones that look like detonator switches😂) to one of our cars, specially the 2011 optimas. I figured they all run off the same basic principles of how they function and the types of signals they send...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Charlie from Maryland. I've owned my Forte SX for ten years now. I was planning to keep it for another 2 years, but figure this might be a good time to get the Optima, or K5, or whatever they call the replacement. I Took a chance with the Forte, but it has turned out to be a great car...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone. I’m excited to be part of this community! Over the past few months, I’ve been literally parsing hundreds of manufacturer’s sales spreadsheets to compile automotive sales figures for all vehicles sold in the US starting from 2005 and putting it up publicly in an easy to digest...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know if getting a cold air intake is worth intstalling in a 2015 kia optima 2.4L LX model GDI no turbo? and if so which would you reccomend
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