2011 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Kia Optima
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
2011 Kia Optima ProblemsBattery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output
After the vehicle has been operated with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning), a weak alternator can cause starting difficulties. In some cases, the original alternator could not sufficiently charge the battery; Kia released a new alternator which can correct this concern.
A faulty door latch assembly may cause one or both front doors to be difficult to open. Replacing the worn latch will commonly correct this problem.
Timing belts can break prematurely and cause serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, the crankshaft position sensor should also be replaced as it most likely has suffered damage as well.
2011 Kia Optima Questionswhen putting gas in taking out pump handle gas projects out about a foot. (1 answer)
I have every record of all of my oil changes on time, now my car is ruined but there is no recall on this?
Ran left front up on cement divider yr ago. Was difficult to back it off the divider. Steering has play when turn steering wheel to left sitting still. Whining noise gets louder when accelerate. Noise more prominent now than in beginning. Tire light came on recently. Put air in front tires but li...
2011 Kia Optima RecallsBrake Light Switch May Fail Prematurley
The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.