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  1. 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...
  2. The Service Center
    2012 Optima EX 2.4L GDI, automatic, 72K miles Two days in a row now I've heard a siren-like noise which appears to be coming from under the hood. The first day it happened was about an hour into my commute, and driving about 30 mph. Honestly, I thought it was an emergency evacuation siren...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    My mom's 2012 Optima EX engine seized and replaced under warranty last week. I posted her experience in thread Engine Failure thread. You can read my post in there for all info. Have the replacement long blocks been revised to prevent the oil starvation issues that cause the engines to...
  4. Hybrids
    Hi I'm look for a good place to find all the Under the plastic replacement The winter is harsh here so all the plastic underneath the car either got ripped off or damaged in the last 4 years I would like to fix it. Is there a look place to order the parts
  5. The Service Center
    I hope I put this in the right sub, I have a 2012 Optima SX I was poking around and noticed that there's a connector under the steering wheel on the steering column. Any idea whats that for?
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I just installed the LED headlight strips and wired them per the instructions with a fuse tap into the spare fuse under the steering wheel. These thing are so bright that sometimes I want to turn them off in case cops start staring, but I don't have it connected to a switch. Is it ok to...
  7. DIY Projects
    I wanted a FULL LED roof spoiler and couldn't find one, so I made my own. Here are some pics of it mocked up. Spoiler (ebay) around $40 40inch red LED strip (Superbrightleds) $17 Plastic molding (home depot) $5 I'll post more pics later on if yall are interested. 2013 SX btw
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody, This is Becca from Australia. Happy to be here! Cheers
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I'm thinking of going for an under achiever look using steelies, and no bling. 18"x7.5" with a set of lowered springs. Not sure whether to go grey or black.
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have seen a few pictures of Optimas with colored caps for their washer fluid, oil, and other under hood caps. Is there a website where you can purchase such caps?
  11. The Service Center
    hello! I have done some research and would appreciate any input you could help with. 06 optima 2.4l Suddenly today the car started stumbling while driving. not a normal thing. I was able to pull over and had a very rough idle. surging from normal to above 2k. The car actually died. (had...
  12. Pictures and Videos
    Took my car up to Big Bear Lake, CA last night and my friend took some long exposure shots of my car and it came out super well (picture is edited of course)!
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know exactly what size the 6 screws under the rocker panel are? I need to get longer ones and can't figure out what size they are. If anyone knows if you can let me know thanks.
  14. The Service Center
    Hey guys, I need some help with a sound im hearing from under the car. I have a 13 LX with 16,300 miles. Ill try my best to explain what im hearing i understand its hard to diagnose something without hearing it your self but.. here it goes.. Ok so what im hearing is a kind of metal crunching...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    i have the first gen Opty (over in the UK anyway) 2012 model, coming up to 50K miles, so well within the 7 year/100K miles warranty, but the steering wheel is starting to shed the leather, ever so slightly at present, but would that be covered under their warranty? cheers Baz
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, the other day I realized I had some streaks that are right under the window. I've tried water and other methods but nothing seems to work. Has this happened to anyone before? If so, what did you use to clean it?
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    List anything that has been fixed or replaced under warranty...interested to see what people have had done
  18. The Service Center
    Hi everyone, We just bought a beautiful 2015 Kia Optima EX. Loving it. My wife has been used to a minivan, so recently, she had to make a U-turn, misjudged the turning radius, and ran onto the curb. Unfortunately, it tore a giant hole in the plastic underbody that goes from the front of the...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My first real problem especially in Houston. Everything else is working good. Love to hear from any that have experienced this before. Got the car in middle of 2013. Thanks.
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