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 America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 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. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch 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 cause 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 America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 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. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch 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 cause 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 under $25,000

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2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36,441 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kinston, NC
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
  • 158 Days on Lot

2011 Kia Optima EX

$21,100

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 18,537 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Pulaski, NY
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$23,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36,929 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Brownsville, TX
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima EX

$22,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 16,348 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Naples, FL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
$24,953

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 52,202 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Marietta, GA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima LX

$21,387

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 29,626 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Carrollton, TX
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2011 Kia Optima SX

$20,990

2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 50,007 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
$22,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 16,606 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
  • 806 Days on Lot
$23,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 20,423 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 999 Days on Lot
$20,192

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 25,398 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
  • 747 Days on Lot
$23,885

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 15,520 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 1370 Days on Lot
$21,000

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 14,404 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 1270 Days on Lot
$21,491

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 19,489 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 816 Days on Lot
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