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
5,058
  Optima
3,795
  Sportage
3,705
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,220
  RIO
1,179
  Spectra
1,135
  Soul
1,126
  Forte
888
  Rondo
363
  Amanti
308
  Optima Hybrid
239
  Borrego
104

Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 22,922 problems across all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 955.1. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (2,170 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
669
  1998 Kia Motor
1,497
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  2000 Kia Motor
936
  2001 Kia Motor
1,131
  2002 Kia Motor
1,092
  2003 Kia Motor
1,036
  2004 Kia Motor
1,074
  2005 Kia Motor
1,194
  2006 Kia Motor
1,429
  2007 Kia Motor
1,089
  2008 Kia Motor
1,021
  2009 Kia Motor
696
  2010 Kia Motor
509
  2011 Kia Motor
2,170
  2012 Kia Motor
1,789
  2013 Kia Motor
1,568
  2014 Kia Motor
1,045
  2015 Kia Motor
626
  2016 Kia Motor
466
  2017 Kia Motor
298
  2018 Kia Motor
71
  2019 Kia Motor
20

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 3,961 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (2,315 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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