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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I bought a used 16 optima lx. First time Kia owners. I have a question please. I have the stock lx radio. The Voice recognition and phone buttons don't work without power on the radio first. Is this normal? Thanks.
  2. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi all! I am new here, and am very grateful to have found this forum! I am about to purchase a 2016 Optima SXL from a Kia dealer in another state. It only has about 18,000 miles on it and from the pictures I have seen, it looks pristine. However, I noticed the other night that the faceplace...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I am somewhat new to this site. I joined a while back but don’t remember ever posting before. I purchased a 2015 Optima SXL just over a year ago. I LOVE my car. Named her Pearl and later realized that the paint color is Snow White Pearl. Snow White was my other name I contemplated...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone, I don't post here very often but I have a question concerning headlights. I have a 2011 LX. The stock halogen lowbeams are a bit underwhelming at times, I make relatively frequent trips on long dark highways at night, and I use my highbeams when I can but those would undoubtedly...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys name’s Matt. Have a 2013 optima 2.4 NA. What do you guys recommend as far as performance brakes. Need some good reviews and sites to visit. Thanks much in advance.
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 optima SX that I recently bought and I was trying to find out if I can use E85. The manual doesn't say you cant but it does say that it can void your warranty. So who has opinions on this?
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello all! I have a 2014 SX and I plan on lowering it... more than 1" but hoping I'll still get a good ride. So far I'm seeing a few that went with ARK but wanted to see if anyone else has any recommendations before pulling the trigger. Also, would any supporting parts be necessary as well? As...
  8. New Member Introductions
    In the 2019 optima's do certain phones work better by blue tooth for playing your radio apps than others? Please advise. :\
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi folks, new member from Illinois! Looking at buying a 2011-2014 Optima. I have a question about the engine recall. Is there a mileage limit to where they wont replace the engine anymore after a certain mileage or is it unlimited? Figured I'd ask before I go buying one.
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I looked and didn't see anything so if I overlooked it I apologise. Has anyone had any issues with going with 20's and coilovers? It will be for a DD and I don't want it to cause any problems as far as dependability and excessive wear and tear.....thanks y'all and I apologise if I overlooked...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello, right now I have a staggered setup. On front I have 245/35/20 rear is 275/30/20. Tires are shot need new ones. if I change from 275/30/20 to 265/35/20 that will fit right? That will be no problem I’m just shortening width and going up in sidewall just alittle? I’m pretty sure it will work...
  12. The Service Center
    On my 2015 sx turbo the driver's seat won't go back as much as the passenger side. My 2013 went back a lot more than this one also. Any input as to why?
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Im woundering if anyone has had a simular issue that reminds me of a Toyota problem a while back. The past 2 days my '13 Optima 2.4 has had an issue with the RPM staying high coming to a stop, which makes it hard for braking. I have had to take it out of gear to stop properly and the engine RPM...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Can the koh control arm fit into the sxt model? Reason why I ask is,I'd rather have the aluminum one .
  15. The Service Center
    Hello there, everyone! I'm basically new to here as well as a new car owner in general. I had a question for you all because I just got off the phone with a KIA Dealer for my 30,000 mile inspection and they want to charge $450. Background: I purchased my 2016 EX Optima Hybrid in February, this...
  16. Hybrids
    Now that it’s very cold outside at times it was -20 Celsius The car transmission will jump like a bad gear on a manual car rev hi and then go into gear only when it’s extremely cold and once at the engine warms up it’s back to being very Normal and smoot Has anyone else experienced this problem.
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Using xm radio, is there a way to save a favorite artist/band ? On my previous car with xm you could save several artists and when one was playing on another channel you would get a notice and could click on it to start playing, is that possible with the KIA ? thanks highway
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I was just given a set of mounted snow tires for my 2012 EX. There are no sensors in the wheels. If I put these on will it set off the low pressure warning? If so, can that warning be disabled?
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys and gals, my wife has a 2014 Optima that just got back from a long 4 month engine recall. After getting the car back, a kid pulled in front of her and damaged her driver's side front fender and mirror. I replaced the mirror, and just got a new painted to match front fender in today. I...
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