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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 Optima Hybrid.

Table 1. Compare Kia Motor models

Kia Motor Model Number of Problems
  Sorento
3,550
  Sportage
3,193
  Sephia
2,797
  Optima
2,692
  Sedona
1,937
  RIO
1,085
  Spectra
1,083
  Soul
634
  Forte
429
  Rondo
309
  Amanti
284
  Borrego
88
  Optima Hybrid
82

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 18,163 problems for all Kia Motor models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Kia Motor models is 825.6. Kia Motor's 1998 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,496 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
1,496
  1999 Kia Motor
1,201
  2000 Kia Motor
930
  2001 Kia Motor
1,127
  2002 Kia Motor
1,087
  2003 Kia Motor
1,016
  2004 Kia Motor
1,026
  2005 Kia Motor
1,122
  2006 Kia Motor
1,316
  2007 Kia Motor
967
  2008 Kia Motor
912
  2009 Kia Motor
601
  2010 Kia Motor
397
  2011 Kia Motor
1,486
  2012 Kia Motor
904
  2013 Kia Motor
754
  2014 Kia Motor
476
  2015 Kia Motor
229
  2016 Kia Motor
120
  2017 Kia Motor
36

Common problems of Kia Motor Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Kia Motor cars. The number one most common problem of Kia Motor is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 2,515 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,889 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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