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
5,484
  Optima
4,122
  Sportage
3,872
  Sephia
2,802
  Sedona
2,278
  Soul
1,527
  RIO
1,220
  Spectra
1,148
  Forte
1,062
  Rondo
375
  Amanti
310
  Optima Hybrid
293
  Borrego
107

Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built from year 1996 to 2020.

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 24,600 problems across all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2020. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 984.0. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (2,365 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
1,039
  2004 Kia Motor
1,080
  2005 Kia Motor
1,201
  2006 Kia Motor
1,445
  2007 Kia Motor
1,106
  2008 Kia Motor
1,044
  2009 Kia Motor
725
  2010 Kia Motor
528
  2011 Kia Motor
2,365
  2012 Kia Motor
2,051
  2013 Kia Motor
1,886
  2014 Kia Motor
1,275
  2015 Kia Motor
843
  2016 Kia Motor
615
  2017 Kia Motor
383
  2018 Kia Motor
141
  2019 Kia Motor
50
  2020 Kia Motor
2

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 4,622 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,428 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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