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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
3,595
  Sportage
3,220
  Sephia
2,797
  Optima
2,753
  Sedona
1,961
  RIO
1,088
  Spectra
1,084
  Soul
645
  Forte
448
  Rondo
312
  Amanti
287
  Borrego
88
  Optima Hybrid
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 18,366 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 834.8. Kia Motor's 2011 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,528 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
930
  2001 Kia Motor
1,127
  2002 Kia Motor
1,088
  2003 Kia Motor
1,016
  2004 Kia Motor
1,032
  2005 Kia Motor
1,124
  2006 Kia Motor
1,323
  2007 Kia Motor
975
  2008 Kia Motor
915
  2009 Kia Motor
605
  2010 Kia Motor
405
  2011 Kia Motor
1,528
  2012 Kia Motor
947
  2013 Kia Motor
784
  2014 Kia Motor
492
  2015 Kia Motor
250
  2016 Kia Motor
125
  2017 Kia Motor
42

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 2,579 problems reported. The second most common Kia Motor car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,899 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Kia Motor vehicles



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