Recalls

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# of Recalls Component Affected
2018 Kia Optima 1 Hybrid Propulsion System More Details
2017 Kia Optima 1 Hybrid Propulsion System More Details
2016 Kia Optima 3 Air Bags, Power Train More Details
2014 Kia Optima 1 Engine And Engine Cooling More Details
2013 Kia Optima 2 Air Bags, Engine And Engine Cooling More Details
2012 Kia Optima 2 Air Bags, Engine And Engine Cooling More Details
2011 Kia Optima 4 Air Bags, Engine And Engine Cooling, Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Exterior Lighting More Details
2010 Kia Optima 2 Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Exterior Lighting More Details
2009 Kia Optima 2 Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Exterior Lighting More Details
2008 Kia Optima 4 Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Exterior Lighting, Air Bags, Power Train More Details
2007 Kia Optima 2 Air Bags, Power Train More Details
2006 Kia Optima 2 Air Bags, Power Train More Details
2004 Kia Optima 1 Suspension More Details
2003 Kia Optima 2 Suspension, Fuel System, Gasoline More Details
2002 Kia Optima 3 Suspension, Fuel System, Gasoline, Electrical System More Details
2001 Kia Optima 3 Suspension, Electrical System, Air Bags More Details

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Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag issues

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars.

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Hyundai, Kia recalling 1.2 million vehicles for seized engines

An error at the factory can cause long-term damage.

The issue affects a wide variety of models.

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Hyundai and Kia recalling 1.6M more models for faulty brake switch

In what is likely the largest recall campaign for Hyundai and Kia, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of more than 1.6 million models due to a faulty brake switch. This is in addition to almost 700,000 Hyundai and Kia models recalled for the same problem back in 2009.

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Kia recalls 145K Rondo, Optima models over airbag issues

Kia has announced that it is recalling 145,000 vehicles to address faulty airbags. A total of 95,569 Optima sedans built between 2006 and 2008 and 50,186 Rondo MPVs built between 2007 and 2008 are included in the recall.

Report: Kia recalling 70,000 Optima sedans over rollaway fears

According to The Detroit News, Kia is recalling 70,115 examples of its 2006-2008 Optima sedans over a weak shift cable that could break and cause the car to roll unexpectedly when parked. Kia first noticed the problem in 2007 and changed manufacturing processes to try and cure the issue. They also notified technicians to look for flaws in customers' Optimas and address the issue if there was a problem.

2011 Kia Optima receives service bulletin for accelerator pedals

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Report: NHTSA opens safety probes into older Honda CR-V, Kia Optima models

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is looking into issues with 2006 Honda CR-V models and 2007 Kia Optimas. According to The Detroit News, both vehicles have garnered a fairly small number of complaints – just three each – for separate problems. In the case of the CR-V models, owners have experienced electrical failures that led to fires in the driver's side door. Owners claim that the master window switch overheated, causing the damage. NHTSA is looking into a

Kia recalling 2001-2004 Optima sedans in rust-prone states over subframe corrosion

The 2001-2004 Kia Optima is being recalled in several states for corrosion of the front subframe. The recall covers some 36,538 examples sold in the U.S. in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia – all areas typically noted for being high rust threats due to their