Worst Complaints About the Kia Optima

Optima owners are having the most trouble with the engine (42%), steering (13%), and the interior (6%). We've listed the most common owner complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Blown 24 complaints at an average of 78,479 miles in the 2013 Kia Optima.
  2. Steering Pulls to the Side 15 complaints at an average of 26,019 miles in the 2013 Kia Optima.
  3. Engine Blew 11 complaints at an average of 41,309 miles in the 2014 Kia Optima.

What's Wrong with the Optima?

You should avoid the 3rd generation (2011–2015) Optima because of its overall PainRank™ of 32.93.

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