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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 Optima Hybrid.

Table 1. Compare Kia Motor models

Kia Motor Model Number of Problems
  Sorento
3,454
  Sportage
3,161
  Sephia
2,797
  Optima
2,648
  Sedona
1,929
  Spectra
1,080
  RIO
1,078
  Soul
603
  Forte
414
  Rondo
305
  Amanti
281
  Borrego
85
  Optima Hybrid
78

Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 17,913 problems for all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Kia Motor models is 814.2. Kia Motor's 1998 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,496 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
1,496
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  2000 Kia Motor
927
  2001 Kia Motor
1,127
  2002 Kia Motor
1,080
  2003 Kia Motor
1,006
  2004 Kia Motor
1,021
  2005 Kia Motor
1,119
  2006 Kia Motor
1,313
  2007 Kia Motor
966
  2008 Kia Motor
901
  2009 Kia Motor
589
  2010 Kia Motor
390
  2011 Kia Motor
1,425
  2012 Kia Motor
876
  2013 Kia Motor
723
  2014 Kia Motor
460
  2015 Kia Motor
217
  2016 Kia Motor
94
  2017 Kia Motor
22

Common problems of Kia Motor Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Kia Motor cars. The number one most common problem of Kia Motor is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 2,473 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,870 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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