2017 Kia Optima
Nothing new on this (?) Mine still does it, and combined with braking it gets to be pretty jerky.
---------- Post added at 08:36 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:32 AM ----------Basically the best way to shift is it actually use the stick to shift not the paddles.
Just the subject I was looking for... although a bit different issue. Both my wife and myself always drive this thing in SPORT, because the freaking steering is overly light in normal mode. In fact, it's still quite light even in sport. Read there're 2 steering modes: SX light and SX standard. Have to call dealer to ask which one the 2016 SXL has. Now to my issue. Sport mode delays upshifts, as expected. But what I'm stumped, is the tranny's reluctance to downshift AT ALL in auto mode. The other day I went almost full throttle trying to invoke a downshift (forgot which gear or speed), while the rpm were below 2K, and the stupid car refused to downshift, so I aborted, as I was lugging the crap out of the engine. That makes no sense. Can you folks with 2016s play with your tranny in sport mode, and let me know how easily it downshifts? It should be much eager to downshift, just like it delays the upshifts at higher rpm (as expected). It's also laggy as **** when manually downshifted from 3 to 2, hot or cold. Cold shifts like crap, but many do that. Anyway, it's be nice to be able to use the car in normal mode, but for that the car would have to have the 'SX light' steering, so we could switch it to the standard (heavier) one. But I can't imagine how bad the downshift is in normal, when in sport is that bad. Have to try invoking downshifts in normal, to see if somehow they're better than sport. Comments welcome. Thanks gang.
Same crap. I'm used to the paddles from sports cars. Now I almost exclusively use the tranny in manual mode, just like I do on sports cars. And yes, I know you can manually shift in auto mode in every sports car as well, but when the tranny refuses to downshift (per my wife's complaint), it's in D. Very surprised an automaker lets the engine lug that badly. But let me be clear: it's absolutely no fun driving this car in manual, especially with the laggy downshifts, and the ultra-laggy 3rd to 2nd, but I bought it as my beater travel car, which my wife seldon drives, so as long as it holds up, I'd be fine. Thanks.Basically the best way to shift is it actually use the stick to shift not the paddles.
Anyone else getting a firm downshift as you slow to a stop?
Same here. I hate it!!
It seems to happen mostly when I've been going over 30 mph, then slow for a red light or stop sign, etc. I think it is the shift from 3rd down to 2nd. It feels like I hit the brakes for second, and it's very noticeable.
Anyone else getting this?
I had the same harsh downshift problem when slowing down, at just below the 60KPH, the service people told me this is normal which surprised me, but then after they reset the auto learn and since then the auto is changing down much more smoother, hope this helps, my model 2016 Kia Optima GT
I got the exact same car with the exact same issue that happens around 60kph and 40kph the car has rough down shifting at these two speeds similar to braking. Just wondering if this is similar to your issue? And what exactly have the dealer done to your car to fix it. Thanks!