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Experience:  VW Technician, VW FastTrack, VW Academy, VW Certified
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I have a 2014 kia optima hybrid and this morning i heard

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I have a 2014 kia optima hybrid and this morning i heard this noise best way to describe it like when you go to a car wash and after putting in you last quarter when the water whooshes out the sprout that what it sounded like and the on the panel where it shows the electric and gas diagram, it used to show the arrow going from the gas to the battery now it switches depending on when I stop and drive. Is there something wrong with the car. Never had hybrid before
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: don't know, I have a push start
JA: Are you fixing your Optima Hybrid yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I just bought it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just what I wrote
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 10 months ago.

How long have you had the vehicle? The display will show charging from the engine if the battery system is low, but will alternate during driving in order to use the battery to power the vehicle, and then regenerate when braking.