Kia K5 Complaints

Kia K5 Complaints
  • 9 Complaints
  • 3 Crashes
  • 0 Fires
  • 3 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 9 complaints for K5 models.

Recent Complaints

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Mar-26, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 16:14 Mar-29, 2021

While i was driving on the interstate, i heard and abnormal about of noise coming from the engine bay as well as a scratch while i was driving. This happened on march 26, 2021 at 10pm. On march 29, 2022 i took it to the dealer ship and i was notified that my engine cover came off and was the cause of the noise. There's damage to my driver side fender, rubbing to the wheel/tire and my fog light housing is hanging.

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Jan-05, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:29 Mar-20, 2021

While driving the vehicle and after it is parked and engine is turned off the cooling system ( coolant reservoir on upper right side of engine are) allows antifreeze vapors and high pressure to escape into engine area. When parking in a garage there is a very strong smell of coolant. Dealer has verified that the radiator cap appears to act as a vent allowing vapors to escape the system.

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Feb-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:49 Mar-05, 2021

I was traveling 45 mph in my 2021 k5 gt line when an older toyota camry crossed my path. I applied brakes but there was no avoiding the collision. I broadsided the camry at somewhere between 30 and 35 mph. I sustained injuries to both knees, neck and back. Air bags did not deploy. Police, wrecker driver and body shop (in thier previous experiences) all say they are surprised the air bags were not triggered being the fact it was a frontal collision. Another concern is the folding seat behind the driver? S side broke free of the latch and folded itself down. That seat has never been folded down or even sat in for that matter, so i know for a fact it was latched. Sad to say my beautiful brand new k5 that i have had for 2 months now has close to $13,000 damage. Most importantly, i am now scared to drive this thing. What if this happens again?

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Feb-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Feb-02, 2021

I was traveling at approximately 40-45 mph, another vehicle crossed in my path, and i broadsided his vehicle. I am not sure of my speed at impact. I would guess 30 mph. Airbags did not deploy. The rear drivers side seat also came unlatched, folding itself down. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Dec-18, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jan-25, 2021

Tl* the contact owns a 2021 kia k5. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, an unknown warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer kia fort walton beach (343 miracle strip pkwy, fort walton beach, fl 32548) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there were issues with two of the computer chips in the vehicle that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 600.

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Jan-11, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jan-21, 2021

Tl* the contact owns a 2021 kia k5. The contact stated while driving at 65-75 mph, there was an abnormal wind noise detected from the rear doors. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to hendrick kia of concord (7550 hendrick auto plaza nw, concord, nc 28027; (704) 467-8591) where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was working as designed and the noise was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified who referred the contact to nhtsa. The failure mileage was 344.

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Dec-17, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 13:53 Dec-28, 2020

Transmission requires total replacement within 5 days of purchase of new car. Vehicle was parked when transmission fluid leak was discovered. It was driven back to the dealer, which is nearby, but this experience has shaken our faith in the safety and build quality of this 2021 kia k5 gt-line.

2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Sep-30, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 23:02 Nov-15, 2020

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2021 Kia K5
  • Date of Incident: Nov-11, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 20:48 Nov-11, 2020

Was driving to work on freeway and a deer jumped out in front of car, i hit it between 65-70 mph and not one of the many airbags installed on this brand new car deployed. The police officer at the scene said i'm lucky to be alive.

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