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 SE

$4,995

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • 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 SE

New Listing
Contact Dealer For Pricing

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 100391 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Olanta, SC
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima SE

New Listing
Contact Dealer For Pricing

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 157967 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$4,995

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 99844 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kennewick, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$4,995

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 71870 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lynnwood, WA
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima SE

$4,900

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 128288 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Liberty, TX
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$4,999

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 94354 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lumberton, NJ
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima

$4,795

2003 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 140060 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mcdonough, GA
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$4,995

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 136346 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$3,195

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 116994 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Port Richey, FL
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima

$4,950

2003 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 43000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Somersville, CT
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima SE

$3,900

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 168263 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jacksonville, FL
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$4,900

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 141328 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima LX

$3,950

2003 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 118643 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Kia Optima SE

$5,900

2003 KIA OPTIMA SE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 78000 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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