Kia SELTOS Complaints

Kia SELTOS Complaints
  • 23 Complaints
  • 0 Crashes
  • 0 Fires
  • 0 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 23 complaints for SELTOS models.

Recent Complaints

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Feb-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Feb-15, 2021

The car is unable to shift into drive or park. It takes releasing the shift lock to make it get into reverse or neutral and a very specific sequence to accidentally get it into park. After trying to parallel park into a spot, the car became stuck in reverse and could not be maneuvered. It was only able to roll downhill in neutral or reverse with power, both of which would have led to a collision. The vehicle was stationary on the city street and blocked traffic, especially problematic during the snow storm. I received the car back from the dealer 3 days prior from a transmission replacement and seems to be a problem in the same vein.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: STRUCTUREUNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Feb-09, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 21:23 Feb-09, 2021

The driver side mirror is distorted. I drove it home from the dealership after having the dealer replace the mirror before we left the lot (we noticed it when before drove off the lot) then just drove and it was still warped. I was scared to switch lanes. The distortion happens when the car is both stationary and in motion, on highway and on the streets.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Jan-31, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 09:00 Feb-01, 2021

The first time i took my car out a rock hit the windshield and chipped it. Before i could make it home the chip had cracked my windshield and spread to beyond repair. The car has under 100 miles on it and already needs a new windshield. Vehicle was moving approx. 65 mph on a 4 lane highway.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Dec-23, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 10:53 Jan-27, 2021

My kia seltos has transmission problems with only a little over 6,000 miles. It needs a new transmission which won't be available until at least february 11th

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: POWER TRAINVEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • Date of Incident: Dec-21, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 16:56 Jan-24, 2021

While driving on the highway, the vehicle failed to accelerate. On a road where the speed limit was 60 mph, the vehicle stopped accelerating at 55 mph suddenly and caused disruption in the traffic until i could cruise to the shoulder in neutral. It was a scary situation where multiple accidents were narrowly avoided. The vehicle was towed to the dealership where the transmission was identified to have a broken transmission with 3000 miles on it.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: SUSPENSIONUNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Dec-18, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 21:41 Dec-19, 2020

No matter what speed, car will randomly jerk from left to right, feeling like death wobble. At higher speeds more than 45mph the car will violently jerk from left to right, feeling out of control. Kia dealership on central ave in albany ny usa notified, said the alignment was off and pass rear camber bolt is bent. Stated they did an alignment for the front two and the left rear but not the right rear, problem is not fixed.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Dec-04, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:33 Dec-07, 2020

At 5,800 miles, my seltos suddenly stopped accelerating while in motion. Rpms shot up to 7 and 8, and the car would not go above 35 mph. The engine was grinding. I got the car to the dealership and was told the transmission needs to be replaced. I was also told there is no transmission in the country so one has been ordered.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Sep-09, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 10:54 Dec-04, 2020

This vehicle has a huge flaw. The design angle of the wind shield picks up a glare from the dash which covers the entire viewing angle from center wind shield to the right. Only really visible when the sun is out. Kia consumer affairs has admitted via email and case statement that it is a design issue and nothing can be done. Photo shows dash glare. Anything that is placed on the dash is reflected on the window shield.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-21, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:17 Nov-30, 2020

Going on a slight incline my engine felt like it was surging slightly and after 5 min the engine was really surging and the no matter how hard you pressed on the accelerator the speedometer would max out at 65. And then after 10 min no matter how much you pressed on the accelerator there would be about a 5 second delay in the rpms. Which would go from 1 to 8 max. And it finally died on the freeway. When i finally got it to the dealership they said the transmission blew on it and to get a new one they would have to order it from korea. I will be without a car for almost 2 full months.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: STRUCTURE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-20, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:47 Nov-28, 2020

There is a constant rattling noise coming from the rear area. It sounds at boths low and high speed. Not sure if is from the suspension or something inside the trunk area. My vehicle has less than 600 miles.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Nov-21, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:27 Nov-25, 2020

In stop and go traffic the transmission temperature too hot warning came on. Eventually got into the red zone, had to pull over and keep foot on brake to disengaged dual clutch system to help dissipate heat. Eventually went back down to normal range of temperature. Dealer stated found no articles or resources for this issue.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ENGINEVEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • Date of Incident: Nov-06, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:27 Nov-23, 2020

Car has 3000 miles,car had been surging when accelerating, it revved up when in drive, wouldn? T go as i was exiting off of interstate. Was towed to dealer, they couldn? T find anything wrong, sent me home. I made it 47 miles when it stopped accelerating and stopped going. Was towed back to dealer, where it has been for over 2 weeks. They are putting in a new transmission.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ENGINEPOWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Nov-08, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 16:33 Nov-16, 2020

Vehicle was having difficulty shifting between gears, until one time it did not switch from automatic off at stoplight back into gear. Had to turn car off/on to get it into gear. Later on the highway at ~60mph, as it was trying to downshift to go up a hill, it failed to engage a gear. Engine light came on and had to coast into shoulder to await it being towed. Dealership said it needs a new transmission, was bad from factory - car has ~2k miles on it. Technician said it's not the first he's seen like this.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-12, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 04:35 Nov-15, 2020

Hvac blower would not blow. Dealer found melted relays. One week after replacing the entire engine wiring harness i started to get a burnt electrical smell through the vents. I looked in the engine fuse box and there were melted relays again.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Oct-19, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:07 Oct-19, 2020

Vehicle will not properly shift gears and will stall randomly at traffic stops.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Sep-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 20:28 Oct-15, 2020

I believe kia is manufacturing / or sourcing very bad quality windshield for their vehicles. I was driving my kia seltos at 55 mph on a city road when a small chip hit my screen which didn't even create any striking sound and the next second i know my windscreen developed this huge crack. My car was approximately 40 days old. Right after that i told my dealership and their response was very cold. They even didn't take any pictures to consult kia consumer affairs. They said it was an outside influence and they won't consider to cover it under any warranty. Then i went on various car forums to find out that kia telluride buyers have frequently complained about the issue and the company replaced it for them calling it a "good will gesture". I also reached out to various other kia car buyers and i was surpised to find out that it was one of the most common complaints. Surpisingly majority of these windscreens crack when something hits the corners (where it sits on the frame). Probably a pressure point. But this needs to be taken care of. I don't want to spend a 1500$ again on a winshield replace after every 40 days

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Oct-10, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 03:34 Oct-11, 2020

Car was parked with auto off feature disabled. Vehicle stalled 2-3 times while parked.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • Date of Incident: Oct-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 05:02 Oct-10, 2020

Window sticker indicates daytime running lights on lx model. Manual says to have light switch in auto position. When meeting the requirements outlined in the features and owners manual the drl's never illuminate. Towbin kia responded that the vehicle is operating as designed and i should move the switch one position up to the parking light position if i want to use drl. This is contrary to what the manual states.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROLENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Sep-15, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 12:02 Sep-29, 2020

My kia seltos with only 900 miles has done the following twice: when at a stop and i step on the gas the car turns off. The first time it happened i was at a stop light and when i stepped on the gas the car turned off and took a couple of minutes before i was able to turn the car back on. The second time it happened i put the car in reverse and stepped on the gas and it turned off. I was told by the dealer that it appears to be a problem with the engine control unit. Now my car has been in the shop for 15 days so far with no knowledge of when the car will be returned because the part is on "back order". I'd like to add that while at the car rental place i met another person with the same car and exact same issues.

2021 Kia SELTOS
Parts: ENGINEFUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Sep-03, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 13:52 Sep-14, 2020

Transmission defect , transmission over heats in stop and go traffic , also causes skipping of the gears. Kia know this is a problem and indicated that car will shut down on its own because of this.

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