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 ModelNumber of Problems
  Sorento
5,954
  Optima
4,489
  Sportage
4,029
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,329
  Soul
1,802
  RIO
1,248
  Forte
1,177
  Spectra
1,161
  Rondo
388
  Amanti
315
  Optima Hybrid
301
  Borrego
110

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built between 2020 and 1996

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 26,105 problems across all Kia Motor models built from 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 1044.2. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (2,544 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2020 Kia Motor
8
  2019 Kia Motor
101
  2018 Kia Motor
188
  2017 Kia Motor
462
  2016 Kia Motor
745
  2015 Kia Motor
1,029
  2014 Kia Motor
1,508
  2013 Kia Motor
2,106
  2012 Kia Motor
2,302
  2011 Kia Motor
2,544
  2010 Kia Motor
542
  2009 Kia Motor
742
  2008 Kia Motor
1,069
  2007 Kia Motor
1,117
  2006 Kia Motor
1,479
  2005 Kia Motor
1,208
  2004 Kia Motor
1,088
  2003 Kia Motor
1,042
  2002 Kia Motor
1,096
  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 5,173 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,558 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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