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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I found a TSB about the trans judder isssue. I am wondering if Kia is extending the warranty on the trans for 2nd owners to 10/100k because of this known issue I only have 1 year left on warranty and do not want to spend needlessly for an extended warranty on the transmission Has anyone had...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello, I was until this last Sunday a proud owner of a 2013 Kia Optima SXL. On Sunday the engine seized suddenly while on the highway and I am left with a $7500 quote for a needed engine replacement and a dealership that says the issue isn’t covered by the settlements Lifetime warranty because...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have what seems to be like wastegate actuator issues with my turbo on my 2015 SXL with 63k miles. The turbo won't work when car is cold, terrible fuel economy, and engine light code P2562 intermittently. If car warms up and I restart it then it's fine. I often will restart the car at a red...
  4. The Service Center
    greetings. writting to ask, as this weekend i heard a weird sound while driving. Thought that it may have been somthing to do with the brakes. After taking the wheels out saw 2 things: 1. saw blue grease on the "boots"/covers of the axles. 2. the inside of the front tires had peel some amount on...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Maybe others have received the letter from the morons at Kia extending the headlight problem that have the reflectors disintegrate. They've had the problem for the last 13 years that I know of, and finally offer relief about 2 years after I replaced mine because of the problem. I know, they say...
  6. 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...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have about 58K on the odo and bought it 4 years ago next month and when I went to change the oil today I noticed a pretty good oil leak. Not sure where the leak is, because of the plastic panel covering the entire ottom of the engine compartment, but it's not the filter or drain plug. So, my...
  8. The Service Center
    I have just started having shifting problems in an 11 Optima EX. Getting the code P0705. I know from research the TRS needs to be replaced. I'm just under 100K - is this part covered under the 100K warranty, or would it be the 60K warranty? I have a service appointment Friday.
  9. New Member Introductions
    I just bought a certified pre-owned 2018 Optima. It does not have any charging ports in the back seat. If I install some on the back side of the center console, will it void the factory warranty? Thanks!
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So my 2012 Optima Hybrib had a noise coming from the rear. Took it to the dealer. In the end it was coming from front and back. Ended up replacing front left and right control arms and upper strut mounts as well as both rear stabilizer links. Throw in an alignment and we are at $2500...
  11. The Service Center
    Does anyone know if adding an aftermarket remote starter will void any warranty on a CPO purchase? TX
  12. The Service Center
    2nd Owner, I have 30k mi on the car its two years old. Under what circumstance/s would my radio / CD Player not be covered ?
  13. New Member Introductions
    For those actively searching for Extended Warranty Programs for their Uber Vehicle(s), there is a new program by Carchex for Uber drivers called the “Protect My Uber” plan. Visit these link for more information about carchex warranty. Carchex warranty
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I should probably know this, but I am questioning what I assumed. I purchased a 2014 Kia Optima EX, used/certified from a Kia dealer near me about 13 months ago. Is the original 10/100,000 mile warranty still in effect OR did it revert to a 5 year/60,000 warranty due to the fact it's no longer...
  15. The Service Center
    I own a 2016 Optima SX; purchased back in late April of 2016. The car looks sharp and has always driven just fine for well over a year, This past June I had purchased the following mods from K5OptimaStore: Aftermarket sparkplugs, a Mishiomoto Oil catch can, a tower bar, a throttle body spacer...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    What’s up fellas, i bought an optima at 6,000 miles. The warranty says that I need to rotate the tires at 7,500 miles. The oil was already changed and a 150 point inspection was done with tire rotation. Do I still go to the dealership? Is there a check in for the warranty to remain valid? I’m...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    From carguy75's posts I got some Total 9000 Quartz 5W40 for a soon-to-be Oil Chg and am now getting concerned about the Manual (Pg 9-6 actually Recommends TOTAL Oil) Showing "ACEA A5 or Above". Total 5W40 Syn is A3/B4.. Local Svc Mgr knows nothing of the ACEA Rating and Warranty and there...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Check this out: Porsche Offers World's Longest Engine Warranty on the Wild 911 GT3 Kia of course now has 15yrs and unlimited mileage for our "little recall". I'd say that's VERY good!:thumbsup:
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Folks, maybe you already know this, but the connecting rod issue has lead to KIA conducting a recall for our cars, not just the 120k miles extension we got earlier last year, but a recall, I called KIA today and confirmed, letters will be mailed out at the end of May. Kia service ID: sc147...
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