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 ModelNumber of Problems
  Sorento
6,091
  Optima
4,628
  Sportage
4,070
  Sephia
2,803
  Sedona
2,355
  Soul
1,918
  RIO
1,258
  Forte
1,233
  Spectra
1,164
  Rondo
394
  Amanti
319
  Optima Hybrid
301
  Borrego
111

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Kia Motor built between 2020 and 1996

Owners of Kia Motor cars have reported a total of 26,645 problems across all Kia Motor models built from 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Kia Motor models, is 1065.8. Cars from Kia Motor's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (2,594 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2020 Kia Motor
22
  2019 Kia Motor
133
  2018 Kia Motor
206
  2017 Kia Motor
487
  2016 Kia Motor
798
  2015 Kia Motor
1,095
  2014 Kia Motor
1,576
  2013 Kia Motor
2,194
  2012 Kia Motor
2,377
  2011 Kia Motor
2,594
  2010 Kia Motor
554
  2009 Kia Motor
748
  2008 Kia Motor
1,074
  2007 Kia Motor
1,124
  2006 Kia Motor
1,486
  2005 Kia Motor
1,212
  2004 Kia Motor
1,095
  2003 Kia Motor
1,043
  2002 Kia Motor
1,097
  2001 Kia Motor
1,131
  2000 Kia Motor
936
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  1998 Kia Motor
1,498
  1997 Kia Motor
669
  1996 Kia Motor
295

🔎 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 5,363 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,614 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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