Safety Ratings
2008 Kia Optima
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints64
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Kia Optima vehicles

2008 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.

2008 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.

2008 KIA OPTIMA for sale

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2008 Kia Optima

$10,000

2008 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 60254 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Elyria, OH
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima

$12,990

2008 KIA OPTIMA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 62114 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fayetteville, NC
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

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2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

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$8,991

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 73056 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Davenport, IA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$12,852

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 73155 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mishawaka, IN
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$8,499

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 87757 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hoover, AL
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$9,994

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 93388 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Canandaigua, NY
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$10,977

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 79900 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$7,488

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 86597 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tallahassee, FL
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$8,500

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 99062 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Auburn, WA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$8,511

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 65631 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cookeville, TN
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima EX

$10,688

2008 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 48176 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima EX

$7,988

2008 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 127585 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Salisbury, NC
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima LX

$10,697

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 87846 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bedford, OH
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Kia Optima EX

$10,995

2008 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 78812 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy
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