About Kia Optima Hybrid
Kia Optima Hybrid is a mid-size 4-door sedan manufactured by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors since 2010. The first Kia Optima Hybrid was introduced in 2010 as a Hybrid version of Kia Optima, which is also a mid-size 4-door sedan. As soon as it was introduced in global market, Kia Optima Hybrid along with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ranked second in hybrid sales for calendar year 2011, just after the Toyota Prius.
At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia Optima Hybrid was unveiled at the first time. But it was not available in U.S. market until November 2011. As a hybrid vehicle, Kia Optima Hybrid shares powertrain with the famous Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, it was equipped with either a 2.4 L MPI engine or a 2.0 L turbocharged engine. Both engines are fitted along with a 6-speed automatic transmission. As a very popular and advanced vehicle, Kia Optima Hybrid even has set a Guinness World Record for "Lowest Fuel Consumption in a Hybrid Gasoline vehicle". This record was generated by driving across the continental United States for 14 days. In all, Kia Optima Hybrid is a very economical and clean vehicle and it is favored by lots of customers around the world.
Kia Optima Hybrid Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Even as an excellent vehicle, Kia Optima Hybrid still has the tendency to wear and tear as accumulation of mileage. After all, any vehicle is made of numerous different auto parts, once parts go wrong, problems would emerge at once:
First, cooling system failure. Proper operation of cooling system in any vehicle is vital, because it directly decides the lifespan of engine. In Kia Optima Hybrid, drivers told that they have to add coolant frequently as the coolant keeps leaking and illuminated Low Coolant Light. At the same time, the coolant in the radiator becomes rusty or in oil color. And the most serious symptom is the vehicle and engine keep overheating constantly. Once you sense your Kia Optima Hybrid is suffering from overheating as well, the radiator may be the culprit.
Second, electrical issues. It is very common that most modern vehicles are equipped with many kinds of electrical auto parts. As electrical parts tend to fail if expose to continuous usages. In Kia Optima Hybrid, the ambient temperature sensor however is a vulnerable electrical part. Once it starts to fail, your Optima Hybrid A/C auto mode will be faulty, inconsistent cooling and inaccurate outdoor temperature readings also happen. Before your Kia Optima Hybrid gets in worse conditions, you had better get the ambient temperature sensor replaced as early as possible.
For your Kia Optima Hybrid's overall performance, you should not only perform routine maintenance but also get any failing parts changed in time in case faulty parts do more harm. First, headlight is important both for your Kia Optima Hybrid's good-looking appearance and for your driving safety. As headlight is very useful in providing better driving visibility especially under adverse weather conditions such as stormy, dark night and so on, so once it dims, flickers on and off or will not come on at all, you need to replace the old one in time before any accident happens. What's more, in Kia Optima Hybrid, batteries discharging, rearview mirrors falling off as well as windshield wipers stop working are also very common; you need to pay more attention to them as well while driving.
While choosing new Kia Optima Hybrid auto parts, you had better put OEM parts into your consideration as in fitment and performance; any aftermarket auto parts can compete with them. Moreover, we offer all OEM Kia Optima Hybrid parts at the lowest price in the market. Backed by the manufacturer's warranty, our genuine Optima Hybrid parts can be delivered at the fastest speed as well.