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  1. The Service Center
    I have a 2019 Optima EX and I purchased the vehicle with 7k miles and had one minor accident in the rear. Ever since I purchased the vehicle the blind side detection could never be turned on and off. The mirror warning works BUT it is flipped. ex: a car is on my rear right and the left mirror...
  2. The Service Center
    Just got my '13 Optima EX back from having right front axle put on, now, it had started making a noise like the sound of a rock caught on a rotor, when I'd hit the brakes it felt like it was grabbing almost jerking, also the ABS lights and the Traction lights would come on and stay on, after...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just a couple of general questions: 1. Where is the ambient temperature sensor located? I cannot seem to find any real pictures of where it is, and my guage cluster temperature guage has been reading 99 degrees, with spikes up to 104 ever since I replaced my stereo and climate controls. 2...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I guess I’m calling the dealer today to see what they are going to charge me to change the transmission temp sensor in my 13 SXL. I’ve been getting the P 071 code for 2 years intermittently but now it won’t go away. They car shifts really hard when cold. I’ve put it off as long as I could.
  5. The Service Center
    Have a 2018 Optima. For over a year, it has been jerking when I break. An internet search says that a problem a with the transmission temp sensor is common in these vehicles and probably needs to be replaced. Brought it to dealer who said he could not replicate the jerking so he can't fix...
  6. The Service Center
    Hey all, I have a failed fuel level sensor which I believe is part of the whole fuel sending system/float/etc. Is this a repair that is reasonable/practical/relatively simple to DIY? Or does the tank have to be dropped? Would it be something to just bite the bullet and have done? Thanks all!
  7. 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?
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Is there a way to deactivate/activate the beeping sound when reversing?
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello I'm a new member. I have a 2012 sx turbo with 23k miles and dealer I talk to said because I purchased from dealer with 4k miles on it that the 100k warranty does not apply. This is not the same dealer I brought car from but when I brought it they said I have factory 100k warranty, . Must...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Im sure this has been asked and covered multiple times, so I apologize for asking again. But If I get new rims and do not want to drop the extra 140-160 for new sensors, is there a fuse or another easy way to bypass the warning light? Also is there a search fuction for this site besides the...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Guys, I am having issues with my ambient temperature sensor for a 2015 Kia OPtima, is reading ——— and specially when is raining it start to reads 68F -14F and weird temps. I can not locate the sensor to replace it, do you know where is at?
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi all. The airbag light began flashing on my 2012 Optima EX about a month ago. I *think* I received a notice about a TSB or recall pertaining to the airbag right around that time, too, so when I took it to the dealer I assumed it would be covered as a warranty repair. I can't find the notice...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 Optima EX and was looking over my engine and wanted to double check on the item that I've posted in the picture. I'm thinking it's the O2 Sensor, is that correct? What is the suggested mileage to change out the O2 Sensor on the Optima? I've read between 50-60,000 miles, but have...
  14. The Service Center
    Greetings all so my 2013 SX Optima is having some gremlins in the electrical system. I've a 1988 Bronco which I slowly have been customizing as I like and before my SX I had a 1995 Izusu Trooper which i used daily while the Bronco rested. Whatever I was doing to the Bronco that seem to work I...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I have 2009 Kia optima 4 cyl and I need help locating the crankshaft censor both ends. I have found diagrams online but they have poor pictures and I can't make out location.
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Is anybody here changes their transmission temp sensor?
  17. The Service Center
    hey guys recently my check engine light came on and my car started running really funny, it has no power what so ever, its almost as if its running naturally aspirated like without the turbo. anyways I ran the check engine light and it only threw one code, witch is the boost control sensor...
  18. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Does anyone happen to know where the sensor for the automatic headlights is located?
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Forgive me if this was ever a repeat, but was checking the forums and could find one other than the mirror lens mod. I found this on eBay and wonder if anyone here has an experience installing this and if someone already did a write up. If not, I may able to do a write if time perisist :)...
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