Kia Motor - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Kia Motor models

The following chart shows the Kia Motor models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Kia Motor has sold far more Sorento model cars than the Borrego model.

Table 1. Compare Kia Motor models

Kia Motor Model Number of Problems
  Sorento
5,709
  Optima
4,267
  Sportage
3,942
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,304
  Soul
1,650
  RIO
1,233
  Spectra
1,152
  Forte
1,108
  Rondo
379
  Amanti
310
  Optima Hybrid
301
  Borrego
108

Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built from year 2020 to 1996.

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 25,265 problems across all Kia Motor models built from year 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 1010.6. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (2,448 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  2020 Kia Motor
5
  2019 Kia Motor
68
  2018 Kia Motor
162
  2017 Kia Motor
427
  2016 Kia Motor
677
  2015 Kia Motor
921
  2014 Kia Motor
1,373
  2013 Kia Motor
1,971
  2012 Kia Motor
2,180
  2011 Kia Motor
2,448
  2010 Kia Motor
530
  2009 Kia Motor
732
  2008 Kia Motor
1,053
  2007 Kia Motor
1,111
  2006 Kia Motor
1,464
  2005 Kia Motor
1,201
  2004 Kia Motor
1,080
  2003 Kia Motor
1,040
  2002 Kia Motor
1,093
  2001 Kia Motor
1,131
  2000 Kia Motor
936
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  1998 Kia Motor
1,497
  1997 Kia Motor
669
  1996 Kia Motor
295

Common problems of Kia Motor Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Kia Motor cars. The number one most common problem of Kia Motor cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 4,873 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,488 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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