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  1. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Anyone know if a Korean made rear quarter panel glass will fit on the same year and model , but American made? Part numbers are very different, but they look identical. Would appreciate any insight.
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I noticed that on my new car you can not at all raise up the windshield wipers so they are straight up....The lower section of the wipers hits the hood section...I have always raised the wipers up when I wash my cars to let the water drip off or changing the wiper blades, but on this car its...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all,Another doozie of a day with the Optima. Woke up to some white stuff on the car. Wiped off the windshield with the brush while the car was warming up. All a sudden 'bang' followed by smoke coming from the bottom of the driver side windshield. Noticed spoke coming from the newly made hole...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My 2015 Optima EX only has 11k miles and I've noticed this issue for a long time now, maybe since new. I'll windex the inside of the windshield and within days or a week, it'll develop a thin film of something on the inside of the windshield again. Almost like what you see from heavy smokers who...
  5. New Member Introductions
    hi, my windshield was damage with a hairline crack all the way form driver side to passenger side horizontally, and when i went to speedyglass techs they told me to replace it, and it was equipped with rain and condensation sensor, and gave a quote for 700$, my question is will it really costs...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I cracked my windshield and had safelite come replace it today. The factory windshield at the top had a sort of tint built into that was black. The new windshields tinting at the top has a blueish/purple hue to it. Does the windshield come with different color hues to that sun visor tint...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Am I the only one that is perturbed that the Optima's do not have a rubber gasket around the windshield? I am concerned that the junk that gets in the space will decompose and mess up the seal if not checked on.
  8. The Service Center
    So ever since I got my 2014 STX I noticed that the windshield is littered with tiny specks. It looks like as if someone drove into a sandstorm. Those are especially visible when the windshield is clean and on a sunny day. If I am wearing polarized sunglasses my windshield looks like a starry...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    A high pitched squeak/squeal sound coming from heater (windshield defroster vent) it can be heard especially when the fan is at the slowest setting. The sound seems to increase when the car is moving & gets a little quieter when it's stopped. Anyone has experienced this too? Car is a 2014 Sx-turbo
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello all, Bit of a stupid question but does the windshield washer tank have an overflow function of some sort ? Sometimes I notice a puddle of water after I will up the tank. Thanks for all the help
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    '14 SXL and the fluid was barely coming out only one of the nozzles. Thought the fluid was low but no low fluid light was on. Added fluid and barely had just a small stream come out the driver nozzle not even reaching the window. Are the motors prone to failure. Any other thoughts. Appt next...
  12. The Service Center
    Hi everyone, I'm having a weird windshield effect (which I've added on to a separate thread on the topic to describe) but thought I would also check with folks to see - what type of windshield glass did your Kia Optima come with? Mine has "FY" stamped on it, which I've heard is crappy...
  13. The Service Center
    Can anyone recommend a place to get a replacement windshield? I got a 12+ in crack and need to replace it. Any advice on a brand? My car is also a lease. Does it matter if I go after market?
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all, So on a road trip to the northeast this past weekend, I was unlucky enough to get a nice sized rock kick up and smack the daylights out of my windshield. Now I have a roughly 1 inch (tip to tip) ninja star-shaped chip/crack. Here are my known facts: This car is a lease, only 3 months...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My Windshield was all pitted and sand blasted because of all the highway driving I do to get to work. So I decided to order a shield and throw it in so I had my tint guy tint it before I put it in so it was all ready to go so I just had to slap it in. I think it came out awesome.....so much clearer
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Is there a setting im not aware of? Ive noticed just now while driving in the rain that my wipers worked fine until Changed the speed setting and noticed it would wipe fine the first time but on the way back down it goes slower than the first swipe up? just noticed this tonite its never done...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Okay, this happen on Monday as I was heading home. My dash cam caught the whole thing, but unfortunately didn't get the license plate plus I only notice the crack after I got home:angry: The car that was heading towards me swerve back into their lane and cutting through some road debris and one...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys I'm trying to tint my rear windshield, but do I need 20" or.40"sheets? Thanks
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    While I was driving yesterday I heard a large cracking noise. Just noticed today my windshield has a decent size "ripple" effect to it. There's a very tiny nick in it and the rest is just like rippled. I've never had any windshield problems and I have no idea what to do. Can this be...
  20. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my windshield washer reservoir developed a significant leak yesterday... Great how it is not accessible except maybe through the passenger side wheel well. Oh well I guess I'd better figure this out to prevent a dealer trip... 6500 miles and first issue.
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