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The Kia K5, known as the Optima, is a globally recognized midsize car that has been in production since 2000. It's equipped with a choice of a 1.6-liter turbocharged or 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Smartstream inline four-cylinder gasoline engine and is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The first K5 generation was a refined version of the Hyundai Sonata. The second series, known globally as the Kia Magentis and the Lotze in Korea, was introduced in 2005 with a unique global platform. The third generation was a complete redesign, featuring a sleeker, sportier profile designed by Peter Schreyer, who introduced the distinctive Tiger nose grille. The fourth-generation K5, launched in late 2015, is equipped with a Theta II 2.0-liter turbocharged engine equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. The fifth and current K5 generation debuted a fastback-like silhouette, distinctive Z-shaped running lights, a textured grille, and interior enhancements like an optional 12.3-inch digital cluster and a 10.3-inch center screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility. A key feature of the K5 is its extensive range of OEM auto parts, including those for the body, chassis, transmission, and trim, ensuring noise-free braking and other functionalities.
The Kia K5, while celebrated for its overall reliability, has its share of reported issues that have raised concerns among owners. The electronic systems and sensors of the vehicle, in particular, have proven problematic for some. A swath of warning lights, such as those for ABS, Forward Safety System, Stability, and Auto Hold, sporadically illuminate the dashboard, deactivating these functions. While obstructions on the front sensors, like snow or dirt, were initially suspected, problems persisted for many even after thorough cleaning. This issue extended to the disabling of the Cruise Control and Head-On Collision systems, leaving many owners frustrated, especially in light of inconclusive consultations with service centers and the manufacturer, leading some to contemplate vehicle buybacks. Additionally, starting problems have arisen; the engine's failure to turn over is often attributed to a drained 12v battery, corroded battery terminals, a depleted key fob battery, or a malfunctioning starter motor. Using a multimeter, one can discern issues with the battery if the readings fall outside the 12-13 volts range. Addressing battery terminal corrosion involves simple cleaning, while proximity to the start button might alleviate issues with a weak key fob battery in push-start models. A distinct clicking sound while attempting to start is often the telltale sign of a starter motor issue. It's worth noting that the 2022 Kia K5 has been especially problematic, with reports of clicking sounds, unresponsive engines, and even smoke emanating from the starter at a mere 4,504 miles. Moreover, the disturbing scent of sulphur in the cabin has been a frequent grievance. This can emanate from engine oil leaks, other fluid leaks like coolant - which has a sweet scent due to ethylene glycol - or AC system glitches. Determining the root cause might involve running the AC without the engine on.
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