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  1. Hybrids
    I have a 2012 Hybrid EX and I just leaped over the 180K miles mark. My car "knock on wood" is running flawlessly. I purchased this vehicle used 3.5 years ago at 82K miles. I travel about 100 - 150 miles a day for work. I am currently getting about 32 MPG highway miles. I remember getting about...
  2. Hybrids
    My wifes 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid threw a rod at 103k. KIA is quoting us 4500 to 8000. Every garage I've called is telling me they wont touch the car due to it being a hybrid and it having 25k volts running through it. I've been told I can get a engine for less than 2k and get someone to install...
  3. The Service Center
    Been reading a few battery threads but I didn't see the topic discussed. My OE battery on my 2015 Optima EX is dying. I got 4 years out of it so based on what I've read here I should be relatively happy with it. The battery is an H6 AGM. My local wallyworld doesn't have the H6 AGM battery in...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    https://imgur.com/a/MjmRDJM Here is a screen shot of the oem parts of an Optima front bumper. Items #9-12 deal with the air ducts, my question is can I get away with only buying #11 and keep the remaining structure of the current setup, or would I need to buy all 4 parts? Any help would be...
  5. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Is there a good aftermarket head unit that will use the existing bluetooth mic for telephone calls? I have installed head units in previous vehicles, and the bluetooth for calls sucks... Thanks in advance!
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Thankfully nothing was taken/severely damaged, how ever there is a nice little ding on my window lining and I would like my car to look as new as possible. Any idea where I can find the part to replace it? I was looking at rain guards as well, maybe something to replace the piece as a whole. Any...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The last 2 days my car wouldn't start in the morning, been around 40 degrees or so,but probably about 30 this morning. After 10mins of pushing buttons it finally registered and got it going. Not sure if its the car, the fob, or just the battery. I had even tried my backup fob but it was even...
  8. The Service Center
    I have '12 Optima and the AC system has leaked down. I have replaced system components before, used a vacuum pump, re-pressurized systems, etc. But only a shade tree mechanic. I bought a tool that lets you replace schrader valves in the AC pressure ports under pressure, and it works well...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    ...is it worth the headache? Also, am I missing anything that needs to be done. From what I've found online (not specific to the Optima), it looks like the hard stuff consists of disengaging the lower control arm (ball joint portion) and the tie rod end, moving the entire break caliper out of...
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Have seen similar posts but nothing that really addresses my issue. Can it be done and what happens with the climate/ac controls? I saw a thread from a user I think called ACE who was working on a project to address this but nothing came from it. Also idatalink don't seem to have anything for...
  11. The Service Center
    My windshield out of nowhere got a crack on the top left corner where they put a sticker. It started at the top and wasn't real noticeable. It has gotten bigger and bigger. Don't have a ding where nothing has hit it. Its parked in my carport with a roof over it. I like the factory windshield. I...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I need to replace the overhead lamp assembly on my 2012 Optima SX. This is actually the second one I've had to replace (first one was under the 60k bumper-to-bumper warranty). The switch to control when the dome lights turn on has gone defective. From my research this one appears to...
  13. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about Replace These 5 Parts for Better Mileage.
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm not sure about most of you, but I know I was quite disappointed when I found my designated “USB” port in my Optima SX barely charged my phone, if at all… After doing some research I wanted to find out about possibly replacing one of the two 12V “Cigarette Lighters” with a Dual USB port...
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello All! I'm not sure about anyone else but I know I was pretty disappointed when I found out my "USB" Port next to my "AUX" Port in my 2011 Optima SX didnt have the capability to charge my phone at all, if any. I was wondering if it is at all possible to remove one of the existing cigarette...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    2013 black SX Limited I want to eliminate the amber bulbs in both these areas and go with a "white" clear: Been searching for days and have seen my question asked, but never answered. Most threads are old and I did not want to bump that old of a thread…to re-ask the question… OK I want...
  17. The Service Center
    Time to replace our front struts on our 2011 kia optima ex. Don't want to go back with the factory struts and don't want to lower the car any. What should we go with and buy from? Thanks for the help.
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I was trying to replace my downpipe. A buddy of mine was helping. Basically we broke 1 stud from the downpipe that goes to the turbo. I called Kia to see if I can buy a new stud and both dealerships said that due to one stud breaking, I have to replace the exhaust manifold? Wtf is that...
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