2013 Optima Hybrid EX “Hybrid System Warning” - Kia K900 Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 05-25-2019, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Default 2013 Optima Hybrid EX “Hybrid System Warning”

I purchased my Optima last March with 46k on it. It now has 73k on it. I have the extended warranty I purchased until 100k. I was driving to get my oil change. I get it changed every 5000 miles with synthetic oil. I get a warning on my dash 5 minutes into my drive “Hybrid System Warning Safely Stop and do not Drive” Needless to say the car ended up shutting itself off and wouldn’t turn back on. Towed it to the dealership and it’s been 2 weeks currently. They tried to blame it on a fender bender that I got into in the back. License plate bolt damaged the bumper nothing else. They tried replacing a generator and a tensioner pulley. That had no luck. They are now trying to replace the Hybrid Computer Power Unit. They are saying it will be another 2 weeks just for the part and they are refusing to give me a rental car or loaner car for the inconvenience. Anyone run into an issue with this? They are saying that this part is being covered by Kia and not my extended warranty. I’m unsure of what to do next I can’t live without a car for much longer.
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That does sound bad. I've got no experience with hybrids, so I can't guess what's wrong.

For a backup car, sounds like you are going to have to get a rental. If you have a Rent-A-Wreck near you, I'd try them.


Failing that, just call some rental companies and explain your problem. If it's not high-demand tourist season where you live, probably one of them would be glad to give you a deal since you'll be keeping the car for a while. Ask for any discounts you might qualify for.

Let's us know what happens with the Optima. I'm curious.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-15-2019, 07:58 AM
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Ohh wow, many many congrats dear.
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