2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Transmission

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Transmission

The 2011 Optima Hybrid transmission uses a full parallel hybrid system and can be driven in zero emission, full-electric drive mode at speeds up to 62 miles per hour or in blended gas-electric mode at any speed. When the car comes to a stop and the electrical load is low, the engine shuts off to eliminate idle fuel consumption and emissions.

Common Issues

As the hybrid transmission in the Optima you’re considering has likely appealed to you with a generous list of fancy features, start a test-drive confirming that they all function properly. Navigation, chilled seats, the heated steering wheel, Bluetooth, the panoramic sunroof, and all steering-wheel-mounted controls should all be run through their paces.

Though the durability of a vehicle’s finish is largely a function of maintenance, care, climate and the environment in which the unit is driven, some owners have reported peeling or fading paint earlier than expected, so scrutinize the condition of the paint, especially at the front edge of the hood and bumper, and call excessive wear into pricing negotiations. Further, check around the inner and lower edges of the doors, hood, and trunk for signs of sneaky rust.

Here are some guidelines for routine maintenance, but always refer to your manual for exact needs throughout the life of your vehicle.

  • Oil Changes & Temperatures

First and foremost, Kia recommends that you get your oil changed every 3,750 miles (I know weird mileage). The manual states to do it every 7,000 miles, but with the weather in Kansas, they recommend cutting that 7,000 in half, which is where the 3,750 comes from.

  • Air Filters

Eagle Transmission gives a complimentary multi-point inspection, part of that inspection is checking the cabin and engine filters. They check to make sure these are free of dust and debris which builds up over time. If you drive on dirt roads, it is more likely that you will have to have these changed a little more often because of the dust that comes from the road.

  • Tire Rotation

Tire rotations are essential for your vehicle, that can sometimes be put on the back burner. Another tire service is balancing your tires. This is usually done every 30,000 miles, or when you put new tires on your vehicle.

  • Transmission Flush

Around 80,000, they suggest the brake fluid exchange. This is not one of the bigger items that need to be done, but it will benefit your braking ability.

Did you know that most modern automobiles have transmissions that are controlled by computers? You need a transmission expert like Eagle Transmission to diagnose any transmission repair you need correctly, as well as to fix your manual or automatic transmission to restore it to optimal running condition.

Common transmission repairs include replacing the transmission fluid or oil, inspecting the fluid to ensure it is clean – and if not, completing a transmission fluid flush or transmission oil change. We also handle simple repairs such as replacing a transmission filter. Our goal is to provide the best value transmission service to put your vehicle back on the road in its best running condition.

If you have a Kia vehicle or any other make or model you need to maintain your vehicle to increase the longevity continually. If you need transmission repair for your Kia Optima, Eagle Transmission is your premiere transmission service provider for Kia vehicles, as well as other makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.