Back-Up Camera Failure - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Back-Up Camera Failure

June 13, 2011

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It's happened to me twice in the last two weeks. Throw the Optima in reverse and the screen which displays the view from the back-up camera goes blank. And here's the weird part: It seems to appear before I can grab my camera and snap a photo. Sometimes it's ten seconds and sometimes it's 30 seconds.

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It's wildly erratic in how often it happens and how long it lasts. I tried moving the gearshift from "D" to "R" and back multiple times on both occurences to attempt to duplicate the problem but wasn't able to make it happen again. The first image here was created by turning the screen off.

But it's happening. And so far it's impossible to duplicate. So it will be difficult to remedy.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor


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