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

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2011 Kia Optima

$18,888

2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 28575 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • MPG: 34 City / 39 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$15,810

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 31427 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Elmwood Park, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$14,863

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36534 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lawrenceville, GA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$16,981

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 31995 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Albans, WV
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima

$14,999

2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 74201 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fenton, MI
  • MPG: 34 City / 39 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$21,994

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 24926 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hiawatha, IA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

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$13,996

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 79520 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$19,850

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 20109 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Corpus Christi, TX
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$17,900

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 60101 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

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2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

New Listing
$18,900

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 37992 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Massillon, OH
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$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

2011 Kia Optima EX

$19,990

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 39836 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Taylorville, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$16,991

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 50845 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Coeur D Alene, ID
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$19,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 45179 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Liberty Lake, WA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
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