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2009 Kia Optima Problems and Repair Histories

34 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Kia Optima. 7 of these members (20.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 7 repairs to 2009 Kia Optimas--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Kia Optima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Kia Optima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Kia Optima problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Kia Optima repairs by problem area

43% of the 2009 Kia Optima repairs were to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 29% to the body and trim, and 29% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 7 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 Kia Optima problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Kia Optima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Kia Optima in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 seat latch was loose. 
Kia Optima in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 14000    
23000 115 Battery failed, and it was an OEM. Replacement installed by AAA Road Service at residence 
23700 125 Trunk latch had become out of adjustment. This resulted in a constant battery drain as a signal light showing trunk light was remaining on. Dealer adjusted latch so trunk lid would properly close 
 
Kia Optima in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Warranty repair on back passenger cloth panel, Cloth coming loose, Noticed on test drive Dealer Replaced panel.. 
27000 20 Driver inside door handle broke in half for no reason just broke in our hand when using it..Also plastic covering on visors coming away from mirrors and cloth coming off door panels.. All repairs covered by Kia 
Kia Optima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2013 60000    
61700 0 Airbag sense under passenger seat went out. While it's out of the factory warranty, the extended warranty is covering it. 
66000  

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2009 Kia Optima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Optima in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 40000    
53000 0 Headlight automatically turning off when car shut off do not function properly 

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