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
4,358
  Sportage
3,463
  Optima
3,333
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,111
  RIO
1,145
  Spectra
1,118
  Soul
858
  Forte
652
  Rondo
343
  Amanti
298
  Optima Hybrid
172
  Borrego
92

Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 20,745 problems across all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 902.0. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (1,883 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
665
  1998 Kia Motor
1,497
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  2000 Kia Motor
936
  2001 Kia Motor
1,130
  2002 Kia Motor
1,092
  2003 Kia Motor
1,033
  2004 Kia Motor
1,062
  2005 Kia Motor
1,163
  2006 Kia Motor
1,404
  2007 Kia Motor
1,054
  2008 Kia Motor
984
  2009 Kia Motor
657
  2010 Kia Motor
458
  2011 Kia Motor
1,883
  2012 Kia Motor
1,392
  2013 Kia Motor
1,164
  2014 Kia Motor
741
  2015 Kia Motor
442
  2016 Kia Motor
306
  2017 Kia Motor
170
  2018 Kia Motor
16

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 3,272 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (2,116 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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