Safety Ratings
2003 Kia Optima
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints110
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Kia Optima vehicles

2003 Kia Optima (5/27/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V183000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KMC) IS RECALLING 36,538 MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 OPTIMA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE STATES DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUBFRAME. OVER TIME, SUCH SUBFRAME CORROSION NEAR THE CONNECTION TO THE LOWER CONTROL ARM CAN LEAD TO WHEEL MISALIGNMENT AND/OR OTHER NOTICEABLE STRESS IN STEERING, OR ACCELERATED ABNORMAL TIRE WEAR.

Defect: CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUBFRAME COULD LEAD TO SEPARATION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: KMC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 15, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA'S CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

2003 Kia Optima (4/12/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V180000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF A VEHICLE WITH A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WERE TO ROLL OVER, FUEL SPILLAGE MAY OCCUR.

Defect: FUEL SPILLAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 25, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

2003 KIA OPTIMA for sale

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2003 Kia Optima

New Listing
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2003 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 149126 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$5,987

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 88231 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Coos Bay, OR
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima EX

$4,995

2003 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 92701 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fairfax, VA
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima

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2003 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 181436 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Spartanburg, SC
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima

$6,634

2003 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 87273 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kaysville, UT
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

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2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 181123 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Burleson, TX
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$4,398

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 118340 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$3,999

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 162358 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Independence, MO
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima SE

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2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 125945 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Ocala, FL
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima SE

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$5,900

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 67663 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Joseph, MO
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$1,250

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 165470 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Grandville, MI
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$6,990

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 199756 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$4,600

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 47794 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Downey, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$5,995

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 122601 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hattiesburg, MS
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

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2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 121000 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mesa, AZ
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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