Kia Complaints

  • 3364 Complaints
  • 247 Crashes
  • 186 Fires
  • 222 Injuries
  • 9 Fatalities
  • A total of 3364 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 6.6%, or 222 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 7.3%, or 247 were crash related, and 5.5%, or 186 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMEXTERIOR LIGHTINGSEAT BELTS
  • Date of Incident: Dec-02, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 22:35 Dec-02, 2020

The daytime and headlights lights will turn off randomly. (started around the 100k mileage). When stationary, the sliding doors do not shut correctly. 1st the driver's side door begins rattling like change is inside the door. 2nd then the door begins taking 2 turns to close, and then it is hit or miss when closing. The door closure button will occasionally not work, regardless of whether the car is off and parked. (started around the 45000 mileage). The driver's side seat belt connector occasionally indicates a fault error. Also the passenger side seat belt indicator will turn on when 5 pounds or less is in the passenger seat. (started around the 100k mileage). My biggest concern: since i believe the side doors are fatal accidents waiting to happen, i have my kids sit in the 3rd row. Only adults are allowed to sit in my passenger captain chairs. The blind spot warning does not work consistently.

Parts: AIR BAGS
  • Date of Incident: Nov-22, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 12:18 Dec-01, 2020

TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2019 Kia Rio, THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE HIS DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING 42 MPH, WHILE IN THE LEFT LANE TO GO STRAIGHT. ANOTHER VEHICLE WAS IN THE TURNING LANE TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, THE VEHICLE MADE A RIGHT TURNED INSTEAD AND CRASHED INTO THE VEHICLE LEFT FRONT TIRE CAUSING THE TIRE TO EXPLODE WITH IMPACT. THE DRIVER LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, THE OTHER VEHICLE PUSHED THE VEHICLE AT HIGH SPEED, THE VEHICLE LANDED INTO A DITCH AND CAME TO A STOP. AS A RESULT, THE DRIVER HIT HER HEAD AGAINST THE STEERING WHEEL. THE AIR BAG FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED BACK, ARM HEAD, FOOT AND RIGHT WRIST INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE OTHER DRIVER DID NOT SUSTAINED INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT RESIDENCED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 36,000. AW

Parts: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEMENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jun-12, 2017
  • Date complaint filed: 13:04 Nov-30, 2020

MY Kia Sorento HAS THE THETA LL ENGINE, THIS ENGINE VIBRATES A LOT AND HAS VERY HIGH GASOLINE CONSUMPTION. THIS CAR IS US MADE AND WAS EXPORTED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. MY PHONES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ARE 809 327 7570 OR 809 834 9815. IN THE USA MY PHONE IS 787 307 1892

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-12, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:12 Nov-29, 2020

Brought in for oil change, tech found a coolant leak, replace thermostat housing unit for $700, left dealer and next day coolant was pouring out as i drove. Retuned to shop and kia said there was a manufacturing issue with some heads and at the present time they are in the machine shop. Still don? T know if it is covered by warranty on a car with only 57000 miles.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-14, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 04:53 Nov-28, 2020

Diving down the highway and the engine stalled out of nowhere.

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