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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi, everyone. I have a 2018 Optima LX 2.4L. My passenger side mirror was clipped in the parking lot at work and needs to be replaced. There are so many options for replacements, and the only thing (I believe) that I'm unsure of is whether the mirrors are heated. If they were, would they have the...
  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)
    This is on my 2013 SXL. I am hoping that someone might have an extra mirror that they had to replace due to damage other than this gear that wouldn't mind selling me this tiny gear, or even the entire assembly if need be. Mine cracked on one side and then spun over the spines of the metal part...
  4. The Service Center
    We've gotten a lot of heavy rain lately, and I have water leaking into the front passenger foot well from behind the glove box. I did an experiment by opening up the sunroof and pouring some water into the spot where water would ordinarily drain from on the front passenger side and confirmed...
  5. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So i have a 14 LX that i put D2 Spings and Ultra Performance Sway bars on, I've had them on since July and I've had no problem up till about a month ago, every time i turn left i hear something thats either rubbing or clunking on the passenger side, i checked and i'm not rubbing as i'm on the...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone!! It's been awhile. My wife hit a trashcan with the passenger side mirror. It broke and the glass fell out. I haven't been able to locate it yet. Here are a couple of pictures she sent me. I can take more if needed. Can I repair it with a replacement glass or am I looking at...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey folks, anyone have a diy fix for this other than replacing the whole mirror? Its happened a few times now where my passenger side mirror won't fold up. I hear the motor run, and mirror moves a tiny nit up then just stays in place. I was able to give it a nudge to get it moving again while I...
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I know for a fact this a problem for the optimas before 2016. My passenger seat is wayyy too low! My friends/girlfriend complain about it constantly and I can't blame them. Anyone know a way to raise it? Of course if I can still keep it safe that would be great. (If I get in a accident, god...
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Does anyone have a write-up on how to remove the door panels? There is something rolling around in my front passenger door that is annoying the **** out of me. I'd rather not take it to the dealer.
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, my name is Mario I own a 2015 Optima LX and I'm from NJ. In the past 2 months I've been noticing a plastic scraping like noise coming from the corner of the front passenger side only when I make a right hand turn, but not every time. Sometimes it sounds like it's something...
  11. The Service Center
    Just got My optima 2012 a week ago and already experiencing minor electronic malfunctions the Main one is the seat belt Warning light and the beep sound is on even When there is nobody sittning on the seat. i have to box the seat with My fist real hard Then it stops beeping. Next time i turn...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Ok-checked the search function and can't find anyone else that has had this problem. My passenger side OEM HID started to look dim so I replaced bulb with a OEM OSRAM new one that looks the exact same as far as dimness goes. It lights up immediately and does not flicker but it is just dim...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, wasn't exactly sure where to post this but i figured in here would be fine. So the last few weeks driving by myself to work i noticed my passenger seat is rattling. As you could imagine it's pretty freaking annoying actually. Normal interstate roads and i look over and the back part...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I just purchased a used 2014 Kia Optima hybrid LX about a week ago and I just noticed today that the passenger seat is lower to the floor then the drivers seat. Is this normal? A defect? Or did the person before me modify it? Thanks!
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I was cleaning my car today and noticed the chrome trim around the window is popping up. I've tried using super glue/JB Welding, but with no success. (I guess it's because of the cold weather). My questions is should I replace that part of the trim? How hard is it? I tried to...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Tried searching, couldn't find anything. I have a 2012 Optima SX-T with 51,xxx miles When i turn my heat on the drivers side blows hot but the passenger side blows cooler air (not warm, not cold). Temp is max on both sides. I took it to KIA and they said they went through it and found nothing...
  17. The Service Center
    as the title says, I noticed both sides no longer light up...what could it be?
  18. The Service Center
    Hi, I have a 2009 Kia Optima, and last week the lights that illuminate the heater knobs and radio channel buttons went out. A couple days later I was pulled over by police, and he informed me that my passenger tail light is out. The next day I replaced the tail light bulb and that didn’t work...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I know this is a vague post, but curious if anyone has had this. Brand new 2015, started noticing a popping noise coming from what sounds like the passenger corner dash or pillar area (can't isolate). It only occurs on any bumpy roads. Intermittent. Driving me insane. I've pushed and pulled on...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, the other day I realized I had some streaks that are right under the window. I've tried water and other methods but nothing seems to work. Has this happened to anyone before? If so, what did you use to clean it?
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