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
5,264
  Optima
3,948
  Sportage
3,781
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,248
  Soul
1,313
  RIO
1,200
  Spectra
1,145
  Forte
989
  Rondo
367
  Amanti
309
  Optima Hybrid
263
  Borrego
105

Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 23,734 problems across all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 988.9. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (2,276 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Kia Motor
295
  1997 Kia Motor
669
  1998 Kia Motor
1,497
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  2000 Kia Motor
936
  2001 Kia Motor
1,131
  2002 Kia Motor
1,092
  2003 Kia Motor
1,037
  2004 Kia Motor
1,078
  2005 Kia Motor
1,198
  2006 Kia Motor
1,437
  2007 Kia Motor
1,096
  2008 Kia Motor
1,034
  2009 Kia Motor
711
  2010 Kia Motor
520
  2011 Kia Motor
2,276
  2012 Kia Motor
1,908
  2013 Kia Motor
1,717
  2014 Kia Motor
1,160
  2015 Kia Motor
719
  2016 Kia Motor
536
  2017 Kia Motor
344
  2018 Kia Motor
103
  2019 Kia Motor
39

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 4,258 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,354 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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