Kia Complaints

  • 2832 Complaints
  • 219 Crashes
  • 166 Fires
  • 192 Injuries
  • 9 Fatalities
  • A total of 2832 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 6.8%, or 192 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 7.7%, or 219 were crash related, and 5.9%, or 166 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTINGELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Jul-06, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 13:30 Jul-08, 2020

LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS. FLICKR AND ONE WILL GO OUT AND SOMETIMES THE OTHER WILL GO OUT AND HAVE GONE OUT TOGETHER WHILE DRIVING WITH OUT ANY WARNING. AFTER LOOKING THIS ISSUE UP ONLINE IT APPEARS THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER 2016 Kia Sedona?S HAVING EXACT SAME ISSUE ALONG WITH OTHER KIA MAKE AND MODELSAFTER LOOKING THIS ISSUE UP ONLINE IT APPEARS THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER 2016 KIA SEDONA?S HAVING EXACT SAME ISSUE ALONG WITH OTHER KIA MAKE AND MODEL. I WOULD HAVE ALSO COVERED THIS STORY YET THERE HAS BEEN NO RECALLS I HAVE CALLED MY LOCAL KIA DEALER THEY HAVE ALSO HAD CUSTOMERS DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE.I HAVE CALLED MY LOCAL KIA DEALER THEY HAVE ALSO HAD CUSTOMERS DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE AND I CONTACTED KIA MANUFACTURED YESTERDAY FOR THEM TO TELL ME THEY HAVE NO RECALL AT THIS TIME THEY ARE NOT THE ONES THAT INITIATES RECALLED THAT GOES THROUGH NHTSA SO HERE I AM. THIS IS MOST DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED. I CAN?T BELIEVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS ISSUE FOR OVER TWO YEARS AND THERE STILL IS NO RECALL.I CAN?T BELIEVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS ISSUE FOR OVER TWO YEARS AND THERE STILL IS NO RECALL. HERE IS LINKS TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME ISSUES. HTTPS://WWW.CARPROBLEMZOO.COM/KIAMOTOR/SEDONA/HEADLIGHTS-PROBLEMS.PHP HTTPS://WWW.WCPO.COM/MONEY/CONSUMER/DONT-WASTE-YOUR-MONEY/SOME-KIA-OWNERS-REPORT-HAUNTED-HEADLIGHTS

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: May-31, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 21:14 Jul-06, 2020

I LEASED A 2016 Kia Soul ! FOR MY DAUGHTER. AT THE END OF THE LEASE (AUGUST 2018), I PAID PURCHASED THE VEHICLE FROM THE KIA. 31 MAY 2019 WHILE DRIVING HER CAR THE ENGINE SEIZED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. IT WAS TOWED TO DUTCH MILLER KIA OF CHARLOTTE. THE CAR HAD 51,188 MILES. AFTER A WEEK THE DEALER TOLD US THE CAR WASN'T GOING TO BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. I THEN FILED A COMPLAINT WITH KIA CUSTOMER RELATIONS WHO REVIEWED THE CASE AND DID NOTHING TO HELP. I SPOKE WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER, BRANT BLACKWELDER WHO AGREED TO SPEAK WITH THE DISTRICT SERVICE MANAGER TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE. ON 26 JUNE, THEY STATED THEY WOULD EXTEND A "GOOD FAITH" OFFER OF REPLACING THE ENGINE, BUT I WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LABOR ($1,700 ESTIMATED). DURING THE 3 MONTHS IT TOOK TO REBUILD THE ENGINE, I WAS FORCED TO PAY FOR ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND PAID $1,517.47 IN RENTAL CAR AND LYFT FEES. THE CAR HAS HAD REGULAR OIL CHANGES AS DIRECTED BY THE MAINTENANCE MINDER. THE LAST OIL CHANGE WAS IN JANUARY WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD 44,586 MILES (6,6602 MILES AGO). THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS THE ENGINE WAS LOW ON OIL: THE MAINTENANCE MINDER, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, NOR THE LOW OIL LIGHT EVER CAME ON. DURING MY CONVERSATION WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER ON 25 JUNE, HE ADMITTED THAT KIA ENGINES HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BURNING EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL EVEN AFTER AS LITTLE AS 2,000 MILES FROM AN OIL CHANGE. AT NO TIME DID KIA DISCLOSE THIS ISSUE OF ENGINES BURNING OIL TO ME OR OTHER OWNERS. WHILE THIS CAR HAS THE 2.0-LITER ENGINE THAT ISN'T CURRENTLY UNDER RECALL, I BELIEVE THIS IS A SIMILAR CASE TO THE 379,000 KIA 1.6-LITER ENGINES THAT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RECALLED. KIA IS SIMPLY PASSING THE BLAME ON TO CUSTOMERS FOR A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THEIR FAULTY ENGINES. THIS ISSUE IS SIMILAR TO THE 1.6L ENGINES NEEDS TO BE RECALLED.

Parts: ENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Jul-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jul-06, 2020

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 Kia Soul. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TWICE TO GARDEN GROVE KIA LOCATED AT 13731 HARBOR BLVD, GARDEN GROVE, CA 92843, (888) 992-1833, WHERE THE MECHANICS WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE WAS INTERMITTENT. THE MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE APPROXIMATELY WAS 93,705.

Parts: SERVICE BRAKES
  • Date of Incident: Jul-03, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 21:12 Jul-04, 2020

The fcw forward collision warning system seems to not get activated under any circusnstances. I have changed the sensitivity of the system to all levels and it never seems to detect the car in front of it. It never warns you of an collision.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: May-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:02 Jul-04, 2020

My car is using excessive oil. There is no evidence of leaking externally (on the ground) or in the engine compartment. I go through about 4 quarts per month / 2500 miles. The oil light has never come on, even when i have forgotten to check and the oil dipstick is completely dry. This could be a huge safety issue if the engine locks up and throws a rod in the middle of nowhere.

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