Safety Ratings
2006 Kia Optima
Front Crash Driver Side 4.5000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.5000
Side Crash Driver Side 4.5000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.5000
Number of Recalls4
Number of Complaints218
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2006 Kia Optima vehicles

2006 Kia Optima (1/17/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V014000

Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. (KIA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2005, THROUGH JANUARY 29, 2008, AND MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2008 KIA RONDO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 13, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2008. THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) MAY BECOME DAMAGED THROUGH USAGE OVER TIME. IF THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY BECOMES DAMAGED, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WILL EXPERIENCE A HIGH RESISTANCE CONDITION POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG TO NOT DEPLOY.

Defect: IF THE CLOCK SPRING DEVELOPS HIGH RESISTANCE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVERS AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT THE DRIVER, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

Corrective Action: KIA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S AIR BAG CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

2006 Kia Optima (3/9/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11V153000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 OPTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2005, THROUGH JUNE 13, 2007. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SHIFT CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, CAUSING TENSION IN THE CABLE. IF PRESENT, THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE CABLE TO DETACH FROM THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY'S DOWEL PIN PREVENTING THE TRANSMISSION FROM BEING SHIFTED. THE SHIFT LEVER CAN THEN BE MOVED INTO THE PARK (P) POSITION WHILE THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION IS STILL IN THE LAST USED GEAR BEFORE DETACHMENT.

Defect: IF THE DRIVER LEAVES THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ENGAGING THE PARKING BRAKE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE VEHICLE CAN ROLL INJURE A PERSON IN ITS PATH OR CAUSE A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SHIFT CABLE AND REINSTALL IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2011. OWNER MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

2006 KIA OPTIMA for sale

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2006 Kia Optima

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2006 KIA OPTIMA

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

2006 Kia Optima EX

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2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 72751 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima LX

$6,995
Price Reduced

2006 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 104122 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$7,995

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 88450 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima LX

$5,977
Price Reduced

2006 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 86042 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Greenfield, WI
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$8,555

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 60100 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mount Prospect, IL
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$6,988

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 72468 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$6,872

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 67257 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Elgin, IL
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima LX

$4,779

2006 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 143204 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Nokomis, FL
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima LX

$4,900
Price Reduced

2006 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 113328 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima LX

$8,435

2006 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 57999 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: New Bedford, MA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$6,988

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 131250 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Florence, KY
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$4,995

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 143698 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$6,515

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 51414 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Delaware, OH
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2006 Kia Optima EX

$8,988

2006 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 100760 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Boone, NC
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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