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  1. 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...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi, I have a 2013 EX T-GDI and the engine blew at 126,000 km about a year and a half ago. It was replaced under the recall at the time by Kia free of cost of course. The manager was rude and mentioned that he would not replace it again if it blows.. I read online that after the the engine...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 2013 optima EX, I believe it has the 2.4L GDI engine. 61k miles. I work in sales so I drive a lot. Due to a long story I basically had to buy this optima, did I pick a reliable car? What are common issues/pitfalls I should look out for? Am I safe to keep this car, or should...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi Folks, I have owned my 2012 red Optima for a couple of years now. I commute a hundred miles round trip daily and she does the job very well and reliably. Apart from a fuel pump failure (one in engine bay) that was fixed quickly under warranty she's been faithful and flawless. I bought my...
  5. Canada
    Tired of bringing my car in for an issue and the service rep says "nope, nothing wrong!"
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey anyone one know a trustworthy and reliable brand for h11b bulbs? I have been looking everywhere and people are always saying they burn out in a few days if you get a bad brand? Anyone have an experiences they would like to enlighten me with? Thanks
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Seems like everywhere on this forum, there are a lot of problems that show up on their new Kia models. I hope I don't have buyer remorse because this is the first Kia I purchased. Mine seems to drive fine, for now. It also looks like dealer experience with Kia's aren't all that great either...
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