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 EX

$18,990

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 39835 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fayetteville, NC
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$15,590
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2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36123 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$19,000
Price Reduced

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 23676 Miles
  • Ext Color: Bronze
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mooresville, NC
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$17,982

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 35228 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Nampa, ID
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima

$19,990
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2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 24723 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • MPG: 34 City / 39 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$13,990

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 35670 Miles
  • Ext Color: Bronze
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima

$17,500

2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 47450 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • MPG: 34 City / 39 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima SX

$21,999

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 48672 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Waldorf, MD
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima SX

$18,588

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 64097 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$15,588

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 34025 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$19,687

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 34982 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fredericksburg, VA
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

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$17,999

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 26438 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

New Listing
$14,980

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 52205 Miles
  • Ext Color: Bronze
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

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2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 16177 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Batavia, OH
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$16,400

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 22025 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Gorham, NH
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
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