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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
3,513
  Sportage
3,180
  Sephia
2,797
  Optima
2,671
  Sedona
1,931
  RIO
1,082
  Spectra
1,081
  Soul
613
  Forte
426
  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 18,043 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 820.1. 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
1,083
  2003 Kia Motor
1,009
  2004 Kia Motor
1,022
  2005 Kia Motor
1,120
  2006 Kia Motor
1,314
  2007 Kia Motor
967
  2008 Kia Motor
908
  2009 Kia Motor
590
  2010 Kia Motor
394
  2011 Kia Motor
1,465
  2012 Kia Motor
890
  2013 Kia Motor
742
  2014 Kia Motor
468
  2015 Kia Motor
219
  2016 Kia Motor
105
  2017 Kia Motor
36

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 2,498 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,879 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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