2010 KIA Optima

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 2010 KIA Optima

Recall Date Component Summary
April 1, 2013 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Remedy:

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s recall campaign number is SC098.

April 1, 2013 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Remedy:

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s recall campaign number is SC098.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2010 KIA Optima

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66 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2010 KIA Optima

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Date Component  
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11403364
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10980032
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10907502
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10934080
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10934582
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11331104
ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 11311465
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11259003
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11255422
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11195570
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11174898
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11079104
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11071802
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11143621
AIR BAGS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11112204
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11066815
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11047250
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10876351
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10874930
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10861988
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10861976
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10845558
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10808628
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STRUCTURE:BODY | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10807726
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10761482
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10759089
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10749374
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10747305
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10731880
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10717174
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10692532
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10680355
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10661821
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10638485
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10587529
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10562773
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10561329
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | STEERING
ODI Number: 10562433
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10553337
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10554972
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10555247
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10543322
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10533845
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10505793
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503787
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503786
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503785
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503782
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503781
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503779
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503778
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10503776
POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10501992
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10497669
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10490605
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10483827
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10482328
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10478079
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10450072
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10448625
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
ODI Number: 10446151
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10415342
CHILD SEAT
ODI Number: 10379712
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 10368530
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10340860
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10334436
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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

38 Service Alerts for 2010 KIA Optima

Date Description
April 4, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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April 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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September 13, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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September 13, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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May 19, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TSB_BOD056R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED

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April 4, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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August 25, 2020 034510 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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August 25, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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April 24, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: – TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to the correct transmission fluid type and fill quantity requ

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March 19, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) – KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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March 19, 2015 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) – KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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March 2, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PITSTOP – ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES – In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

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July 16, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN – APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) – TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP

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November 4, 2016 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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November 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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January 18, 2017 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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January 18, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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March 21, 2017 130000 VISIBILITY

TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING – Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe

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March 21, 2017 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING – Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe

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March 22, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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March 22, 2013 130000 VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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August 10, 2016 140000 AIR BAGS

WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 (REVISION #1) – 2006~2010MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OC

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August 10, 2016 143100 AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 (REVISION #1) – 2006~2010MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OC

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April 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KIA: ECM UPGRADE FOR IMPROVED SHIFT QUALITY-EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L ENGINE AND A/T. PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECU) OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINES. COMPLAINTS OF POOR SHIFT QUALITY/PATTERN DURING UP SHIFTS

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October 19, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: KDS – AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) – THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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October 19, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: KDS – AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) – THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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November 15, 2013 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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November 15, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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November 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KIA: THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO RESET THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL VALUE. *RM

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November 1, 2010 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

KIA: THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO RESET THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL VALUE. *RM

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June 8, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Q AND A: WTY002 – CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION

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June 8, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Q AND A: WTY002 – CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION

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June 8, 2016 143100 AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

Q AND A: WTY002 – CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION

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October 1, 2010 140000 AIR BAGS

KIA: THE AIR BAG OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM IN CERTAIN VEHICLES IS SENSITIVE AND CAN BE DEFEATED BY ELECTRONIC DEVICES OR WATER. *RM

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November 15, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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July 1, 2010 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE) SYSTEM RELATED DTC(S). *PE

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July 1, 2010 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE) SYSTEM RELATED DTC(S). *PE

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July 1, 2015 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *PE

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