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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 the Borrego model.

Table 1. Compare Kia Motor models

Kia Motor Model Number of Problems
  Sorento
3,827
  Sportage
3,269
  Optima
2,964
  Sephia
2,798
  Sedona
2,030
  RIO
1,108
  Spectra
1,090
  Soul
698
  Forte
475
  Rondo
323
  Amanti
290
  Optima Hybrid
112
  Borrego
88

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 19,072 problems across all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 866.9. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (1,652 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
932
  2001 Kia Motor
1,127
  2002 Kia Motor
1,091
  2003 Kia Motor
1,019
  2004 Kia Motor
1,045
  2005 Kia Motor
1,133
  2006 Kia Motor
1,353
  2007 Kia Motor
999
  2008 Kia Motor
930
  2009 Kia Motor
623
  2010 Kia Motor
415
  2011 Kia Motor
1,652
  2012 Kia Motor
1,092
  2013 Kia Motor
897
  2014 Kia Motor
569
  2015 Kia Motor
301
  2016 Kia Motor
171
  2017 Kia Motor
65

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 2,819 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,956 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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