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
4,218
  Sportage
3,411
  Optima
3,240
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,090
  RIO
1,135
  Spectra
1,116
  Soul
822
  Forte
606
  Rondo
336
  Amanti
295
  Optima Hybrid
154
  Borrego
91

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 20,316 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 883.3. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (1,816 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
1,129
  2002 Kia Motor
1,092
  2003 Kia Motor
1,029
  2004 Kia Motor
1,060
  2005 Kia Motor
1,156
  2006 Kia Motor
1,390
  2007 Kia Motor
1,043
  2008 Kia Motor
967
  2009 Kia Motor
647
  2010 Kia Motor
447
  2011 Kia Motor
1,816
  2012 Kia Motor
1,313
  2013 Kia Motor
1,094
  2014 Kia Motor
693
  2015 Kia Motor
403
  2016 Kia Motor
285
  2017 Kia Motor
151
  2018 Kia Motor
7

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 3,132 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (2,077 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



Switch Make:
Select Model:
Kia Motor Defect Investigations