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.

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$14,490

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 37,783 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bloomington, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 46 Days on Lot
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2011 KIA OPTIMA SX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 43,136 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Columbia, CT
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy
  • 73 Days on Lot
$13,000

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 60,449 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Plattsburgh, NY
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 5 Days on Lot
$10,795

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 70,965 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Queensbury, NY
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 31 Days on Lot
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2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 70,660 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Joliet, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 12 Days on Lot
$15,495

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 25,390 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Peoria, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot
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2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 93,911 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Two Harbors, MN
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 140 Days on Lot
$13,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 52,598 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Venice, FL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 10 Days on Lot
$12,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 63,961 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Collinsville, IL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 32 Days on Lot
$14,890

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36,140 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Olympia, WA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 95 Days on Lot
$14,995

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36,075 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Santa Maria, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 56 Days on Lot
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2011 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 50,034 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Crystal River, FL
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 3 Days on Lot
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2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 73,139 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 108 Days on Lot
$13,270

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 64,259 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Washington, MO
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
$11,901

2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 84,269 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Longview, TX
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 81 Days on Lot
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