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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
3,703
  Sportage
3,246
  Optima
2,854
  Sephia
2,797
  Sedona
1,993
  RIO
1,100
  Spectra
1,085
  Soul
677
  Forte
461
  Rondo
314
  Amanti
287
  Optima Hybrid
102
  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 18,707 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 850.3. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (1,596 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
931
  2001 Kia Motor
1,127
  2002 Kia Motor
1,088
  2003 Kia Motor
1,017
  2004 Kia Motor
1,039
  2005 Kia Motor
1,128
  2006 Kia Motor
1,344
  2007 Kia Motor
981
  2008 Kia Motor
921
  2009 Kia Motor
615
  2010 Kia Motor
408
  2011 Kia Motor
1,596
  2012 Kia Motor
1,015
  2013 Kia Motor
843
  2014 Kia Motor
528
  2015 Kia Motor
269
  2016 Kia Motor
150
  2017 Kia Motor
49

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 2,707 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,927 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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