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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Over the last few days the steering wheel on my 2011 hybrid remains locked after I start the car. Putting the car in Drive, Reverse or Neutral doesn’t unlock the steering wheel. Turning the car off and on repeatedly doesn’t unlock the steeling wheel. The car will drive forward and backwards...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2013 SX with about 56,000 miles. In the afternoons after my car has been baking in the sun for 8-9 hours, it has a hard time starting. This is almost every day. It also seems to be related to being out in the heat all day, as it only does it in the afternoon when I'm leaving work. No...
  3. The Service Center
    It's not everyday... Maybe once or twice a week... With the pushbutton start you initially press it and the engine cranks and cranks and doesnt start. You depress button to stop the attempt and then try again and it starts immediately. Is this odd or acharacteristic of Kia? I informed dealer...
  4. The Service Center
    I got a new battery 5-8 months ago, but even with the older battery sometimes when I start the car, I have to hold down the power key for 10 seconds and let go to let the engine start. This happens 2-4x a week. Is this a known problem and is there a solution? 2011 Kia Optima EX, 69k miles. Have...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    First off, I apologize if there's already a thread for this so if there is, please don't rip me a new one over it. Anyway, last night I drove the car to the gas station and back with no issues, didnt have a weak crank over or anything. I parked the car around 8 pm-ish and it sat all night until...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I've got a 2012 SX, and lately I've begun to notice that when I hit a bump in the middle of a turn, be it a sharp or long curve, my car seems to want to continue sliding to the outside of the turn while the car recovers from the bounce. It feels almost like the wheels are wanting to roll over...
  7. The Service Center
    This just started this morning when I tried to start my car. When I hit the start button, the trip computer display flashes on and off and the car doesn't start. Every time the screen flashes on, there is a clicking noise that sounds like it's coming from somewhere in the engine bay. Here's a...
  8. Xenon-Vision
    FULL PLUG-AND-PLAY INSTALLATION 3X BRIGHTER THAN HALOGEN BULBS 35% LESS POWER CONSUMPTION THAN HALOGEN AND LASTS 5X LONGER BULB LIFESPAN OF 3000 HOURS (3-5 YEARS) 100% WATERPROOF AND SHOCKPROOF FITS INTO EXISTING HEADLIGHTS AND FOGLIGHTS ISO9001 CERTIFICATION AND EUROPEAN E-MARK FOR...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Not sure if I can post this question yet as I'm new. Hello, Has anyone had problems with their Kia push Button not starting the car? I have and it has stranded me on a few occasions. Most times if I wait 10-15 min. it seems to reset and I can then be on my way. I notice the brake pedal remains...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Alright guys just need a quick advice. Imma about to install MSC with my 2012 SX, I also ordered some new rims MRR HR3. I know everyone has them but I just love the look. The wheel/tire set is 19x8.5 offset 40 wrapped around Extreme Contact DWS 245/35/19. So my question is what should I lower...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    This is probably just a basic maintenance thing, but can anyone tell me why my car is struggling to start in the cold. I know that cars always start a little harder in the cold, but it's really bad this year, and it hasn't even been that cold where I'm at. It's a 12 sx with a little over 70000...
  12. The Service Center
    This started two days ago, when I started my car all my lights on my dash came on but my car did not start. No clicking noise was made just the sounds of all the chimes from the dashboard. I proceeded to turn on and off the car for a few more minutes with no luck of the car starting. I then...
  13. The Service Center
    This is the second time this has happened to be since I purchased my 12 sx turbo. after sitting over night and the temp dropping below zero I go out to start the car is once iput my foot on the brake and push start button it clicks a few times and finally starts.. today it kept clicking so did...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all, I have a 2012 SX and I've been hearing a click or tick sound when I press the gas pedal from a stopped position. For example, when I come to a complete stop at a light or stop sign and then press the gas to go, a single click sound can be heard somewhere from the rear centre area. The...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I have a 2012 Optima SX, 33,500 miles. I have already had the dealer replace the battery, front strut, seat heater, and dome light assembly because they all broke. Now my car will not start intermittently. I press the brake and hit the start button but only the accessory lights come on. I can...
  16. The Service Center
    Hello fellow members I was at the park reading the paper . ai thought my lights were off but I guess not. So I need to jump start it. I understand the process but it does say a good play to attach the last wire is to the engine lift bracket. Can someone show me where or describe where that is...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I turn off my car while the radio is still on. Volume level is around 3 to 5. When I turn my car on later, the volume sounds like it is jacked up to 15+ and it's blaring loudly..but when I turn the knob slightly to lower down the volume, it says I'm still at the lower volume level (3 to 5)...
  18. Hybrids
    2013 Hybrid Sounds simple but does anyone else experience this? I get in and press on the brake, then I push the start button and just accessory mode comes on. I have to hit the button twice to get it to start. Now this happens about 50% of the time. The rest of the time it starts right away...
  19. New Member Introductions
    After browsing forums I'm finally adding photos and completing my profile.
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