Kia Telluride Complaints

Kia Telluride Complaints
  • 144 Complaints
  • 1 Crashes
  • 0 Fires
  • 4 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 144 complaints for Telluride models.

Recent Complaints

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Oct-06, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 16:34 Dec-26, 2020

My wife was driving and said that all of a sudden a crack appeared that came from the passenger side almost all the way into he field of view. After inspection, i do find a very small (smaller than a pin head) chip. She never recalls hearing something hit the vehicle.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Dec-10, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 10:45 Dec-15, 2020

With winter coming on the vehicle is being driven in night time conditions. The factory window tinting interferes with the ability to see down the road effectively as the top part of the window is dark at night. .

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Dec-09, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 23:17 Dec-09, 2020

Came out of my home this morning (12/9/2020) to find a large crack in my windshield stemming from a small chip. I? M the only driver and encountered nothing on my drive to or from my destination to result in something like this. There is nothing near where my vehicle is parked to result in something like this either. I bought the vehicle at the end of june 2020 and my driving is minimal.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Jul-08, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:51 Dec-09, 2020

Small pebble hit windshield over 6 months ago and immediately cracked all the way across the windshield. Making it hard to see. Didn't have any time to have chip replaced, again crack spread immediately. Driving down a city road at 30 miles per hour. Going on line i noticed that kia has had windshield replacement covered but not for my vehicle???? Why not?? Windshield is still inferior to any other windshield i have had in other cars. Is this a design flaw that is putting too much stress on the windshield thus causing a slight chip to crack immediately?

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Nov-27, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 12:17 Nov-30, 2020

Active safety recalls:? Sc194 trailer brake light (nhtsa #20v436)

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Nov-10, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Nov-23, 2020

About a week ago, my wife drove out to go shopping but returned within 5 mins due to a low pressure tire warning. The tire was very low and she parked the car in the garage. I removed the jack (which had never been used previously) and started to jack up the front passenger side where the flat was. I was showing the notches for positioning the jack to my wife and showing her how to properly jack up a vehicle. Bear in mind, i have rotated my tires and done maintenance and repairs on my cars/suvs, vans for over 30 years. I had the jack straight up in the correct position and on a perfectly flat garage floor and started to jack the car up. By this time the tire had deflated to such an extent that it had about an inch or two from the rim touching the ground. I had just gotten the vehicle up to normal ride height when the jack collapsed suddenly and the car came down. I've never seen anything like it and am just thankful that i wasn't in the process of trying to take the wheel off. I took a picture of the jack and there is a bow to the threaded rod but otherwise you can't see very much from the picture. When you turn the jack, you can easily see a significant wobble in the winding action. I can't image having to try and jack up a vehicle on the side of the road in less than ideal circumstances that i had in my garage. Scary to say the least.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Jul-24, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 14:10 Nov-09, 2020

WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE A SMALL ROCK HIT THE TOP OF MY WINDSHIELD. THE NEXT MORNING I A CRACKED THAT SPREAD ACROSS MY PASSENGER SIDE. THE CRACK CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER THE NEXT DAYS. NOW IT REACHES ALL THE WAY TO THE SIDE. I HAVE ONLY HAD MY KIA FOR ABOUT A 1 1/2 MONTHS. I HAVE HAD A ROCK HIT MY WINDSHIELD IN OTHER VEHICLES AND NEVER HAD A WINDSHIELD CRACK LIKE THIS. IT SUCKS BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE THE Telluride. HOPE THEY MAKE A BETTER WINDSHIELD SOON OR A RECALL.

Parts: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
  • Date of Incident: Oct-24, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:55 Oct-26, 2020

Front collision warning malfunction. When a vehicle to my left and in front of me brakes, my vehicle thinks it's in front of me and automatically brakes with warnings on the windshield display. Very dangerous to the vehicles behind me and unsafe to drive. I have taken the vehicle in for service several times. Twice they recalibrated the sensors and on the last visit, they said they replaced the sensor. It's still happening so i need to take the vehicle in again. I've searched this online in forum and youtube, and it's a common problem. The dealership tells me kia isn't aware of the problem.

Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • Date of Incident: Sep-19, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 23:39 Sep-26, 2020

The headlights on the es model are so bad. There is minimal peripheral illumination outside of the lights. The lights are so poor that the driver cannot see the side of the road on unlighted roads or going around a curve. Very dangerous. The first set of lights stoped functioning properly. Was replaced by dealer with new factory lights that do not illuminate adequately and are a safety hazard for both drivers and pedestrians.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Sep-05, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 09:04 Sep-19, 2020

I recently had taken my first road trip in my new vehicle and was traveling on the highway. A rock hit the windshield and caused a crack to go from one side of the windshield to the other side. I have never seen a windshield crack so easily on a vehicle. I contacted my insurance company. I should not have had to pay $500 to replace a whole windshield when i have not had the car for long at all. I love the vehicle but if this is something i have to look forward to then i'm not sure about that. Kia should look into this issue.

Parts: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLPOWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jul-25, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 21:25 Sep-11, 2020

The vehical will not accelerate at freeway speeds and the engine rpm increases up to 6000 rpm with no or little acceleration when the gas peddle is depressed.. This also occurs at lower speeds, no or little acceleration while the engine rpm increases to 5000 rpm visible on the tachometer and heard from the engine noise. The transmission appears to be slipping or down shifting to many gears for the amount of fuel demand. The dealership witnessed this problem during a test drive and i showed them a vidio of the speedometer versus the tach reading while this problem was occurring. It has been 3 months and kia still has no fix for this problem. It has nearly caused an accedent on one occation and a near miss headon colission while driving thru oregon and trying to pass in a passing lane, on a vacation drive. This problem has persisted since day one of the vehical purchas and has been in for service of the problem on 3 occasions. Kia dealer says kia has no known fix.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Sep-07, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:37 Sep-07, 2020

While driving on the interstate this morning, i heard a small rock hit the windshield. It left a pit that starred out to about the size of a dime, i figured i would call a glass repair shop to repair it in the morning. I parked the car and after sitting for about tow hours the small rock chip turned into a 2 foot crack across the entire windshield. I have a letter from kia which states that they will replace the windshield for free as there is a known issue with the front windsheild. I am hoping that they have better replacements as this shouldn't have cracked so easily or as badly as it did.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Sep-05, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:44 Sep-06, 2020

Windshield chips very easily, one chip from a small rock caused the entire windshield to crack from the drivers side all the way to the passenger end of the windshield within an hour. I? Ve had plenty of rocks hit cars in the past, this rock was not large enough to have caused this kind of damage.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Aug-21, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:54 Aug-31, 2020

Windshield is chipping extremely easy during normal highway driving. Within 2 months, three significant chips with one of them cracking.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Aug-25, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 16:37 Aug-26, 2020

PURCHASED Kia Telluride AWD NEW IN OCT. 2020. CRACKED FORMED IN WINDSHIELD OVERNIGHT WITHOUT DRIVING. AFTER FURTHER INVESTIGATION I NOTICED OVER 40 PIT SPOTS IN THE WINDSHIELD GLASS.

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Aug-21, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 14:06 Aug-24, 2020

MY TRANSMISSION IS RANDOMLY AND FREQUENTLY SLIPPING INTO NEUTRAL, MOSTLY AT LOWER SPEEDS WHILE SHIFTING AFTER A TURN AND INCREASING SPEED. THE RESULT IS THAT I HAVE NO POWER WHILE NAVIGATING IN TRAFFIC AND MUST SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE AND RESTART TO REGAIN POWER TO THE TRANSMISSION. ALMOST LIKE A REBOOT OF THE SYSTEM. IT IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE IN TRAFFIC AND MY FAMILY NO LONGER WANTS TO RIDE IN CAR. I HAVE REPORTED THE ISSUE TO KIA BACK IN JANUARY AND HAVE HAD IT IN THE SHOP NUMEROUS TIMES WITH NO RESOLUTION. KIA HAD ME PUT A DATA READER IN THE VEHICLE TO CAPTURE THE DATA DURING THE OCCURANCES AND HAVE NO RESOLUTION. THIS IS NOW HAPPENING MORE AND MORE FREQUENTLY, EVEN WHEN JUST GOING STRAIGHT DOWN THE ROAD. I HAVE SEEN ON A Telluride SOCIAL MEDIA SITE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE EXPERIENCING THIS ISSUE. KIA IS NOT HANDLING THIS SATISFACTORALLY.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Aug-04, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 13:37 Aug-15, 2020

WINDSHIELD HAS MANY CHIPS. IT SEEMS THAT MORE THAN OTHER VEHICLES I HAVE OWNED. Telluride ONLY HAS ABOUT 13,000 MILES AND I GET SPARKLES ON THE WINDSHIELD WHEN DRIVING IN THE SUM FROM ALL OF THE SMALL CHIPS. CAR ONLY DRIVEN ON THE HIGHWAY ON SELDOM TRIPS FROM LOS ALAMOS TO ALBUQUERQUE. I NOW SEE WHY THEY DO NOT COVER THE WINDSHIELD ON WARRANTY OR EXTENDED WARRANTY WHICH I PURCHASED

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPERUNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: May-31, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:52 Aug-14, 2020

One month after purchase, my windshield crack for no apparent reason. I noticed a small linear crack along the center bottom of the windshield after it being parked in my driveway overnight. Within hours the crack spread along the entire glass. Kia repaired it under the good faith warranty but i had to wait 3-4 weeks for a windshield to come in, having to drive it like that in the meantime. After they removed the windshield and inspected it, they could not find any kind of impact mark. One month after repair, a very small piece of debris hit the windshield while i was driving (aprx 40-45 mph) and caused a small circular chip that could have been cured with resin to prevent it from spreading. However, within 15 minutes the chip continued and spread in 3 linear cracks. By the next day the crack ran across the entire windshield and now the windshield has to be replaced, again. Aside from it being annoying and costly to fix, i feel unsafe driving the vehicle feeling like the windshield could completely break on me while i'm driving.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Aug-10, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:48 Aug-11, 2020

10/25/2019-the front windshield was hit by something while traveling on the highway. I inspected the windshield and did not find any evidence of damage. The next morning there was a long crack in my windshield. I contacted kia and was informed that this was not a warranty issue and would not be covered. The windshield was replaced with a kia replacement windshield by safelite. The cost of repair was $1,540. 43. A claim was made and paid by my insurance carrier aig. A few months later i received a letter from kia acknowledging that there was an issue and the cost of the repair would be paid for by kia. I contacted aig and let them know, but to my knowledge, aig has not made a request for reimbursement. 8-10-2020 my replacement windshield was hit by a small object while traveling at highway speed. The window immediately developed a crack that continued to expand as i drove. The break happened yesterday. I took the vehicle into a kia dealership and have filed a claim. I am waiting for a decision and a replacement windshield. In the meantime the crack is continuing to grow and is now 24? Long and growing. It is my understanding that kia is going to pay to replace the windshield, but my service advisor told me that kia would not pay for any additional replacements. Note both incidents happen on the way home from my weekend house on us-59 north.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Jun-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 17:25 Aug-06, 2020

THE EXHAUST PIPE END BY THE REAR BUMPER IS CAUSING BURNS ON MY HUSBAND AND TWO OUT OF THREE OF MY CHILDREN. IT IS NOT PUSHED BACK ENOUGH SO WHEN THE TRUNK IT OPENED AFTER DRIVING AND WE GO TO REMOVE ITEMS FROM CAR IT LEAVES BURNS. THE DESIGN NEEDS TO BE CHANGED AND A RECALL WOULD BE EXPECTED AS I HAVE FOUND WHILE DOING RESEARCH MANY Telluride OWNERS HAVE THIS ISSUE AND IT IS NOT SAFE.

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