Safety Ratings
2011 Kia Optima
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 5.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 5.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls1
Number of Complaints67
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2011 Kia Optima vehicles

2011 Kia Optima (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2011 Kia Optima (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Used 2011 KIA OPTIMA for sale under $25,000

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$20,500
Price Reduced

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 24781 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$20,494
Price Reduced

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 47534 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Woods Cross, UT
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$20,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 49058 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$22,984

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 29494 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Algonquin, IL
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$21,880

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36691 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$22,991

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 41350 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Ballwin, MO
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$20,450

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 21965 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Raynham, MA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

$20,998

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 7396 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Virden, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

$22,469

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 22519 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$21,988

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36662 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: North Richland Hills, TX
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$20,053

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 33133 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mentor, OH
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$21,954

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 38575 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mentor, OH
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$22,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 17023 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mentor, OH
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$21,990

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 40862 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Johnson City, TN
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

$20,992

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 28900 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: West Palm Beach, FL
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
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