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Kia Optima repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 363 repairs.

Kia Optima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Kia Optima problems by year

before 2002 (1%)

2003 - 2003 (2%)

2004 - 2006 (16%)

2007 - 2008 (23%)

2009 - 2010 (2%)

2011 - 2013 (54%)

2014 - 2015 (2%)

Chart based on 363 repair trips.

Kia Optima Problems and Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Kia Optima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.