Kia Issues

The most common Kia problems

Kia-common-problems

Problems solved during Kia’s recalls do not usually determine the reliability of the vehicle itself. Even the common-recalled model can be a good choice, and vice versa.

It is good to be informed, however, what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was corrected by the previous owner, when buying a second-hand car. You should check your vehicle VIN with your nearest Kia dealer using our special page.



The most common Kia faults by keywords

Airbags

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

Kia-OPTIMA-2009-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Optima (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     214
KIA-Sportage-2008-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Sportage (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     608
kia-soul-2010-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Soul (2008 - 2011)

  MY 2008 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     213
Kia-Carnival-2006-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Carnival (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     178
KIA-Carens-2010-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Carens (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     368

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

Kia-Niro-2017-recall-oil-leak 10. 8. 2018

Kia Niro (2017)

  I. 2017 - XII. 2017
Oil might leak on the power electrode inside the hydraulic clutch actuator. This may result in a sho ...
     353

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

15. 4. 2016

Kia Soul (2014 - 2015)

  18/01/2014 - 30/09/2015
A fault with the steering gear box could lead to the driver not being able to steer the vehicle prop ...
     509
kia-soul-2014-recall 8. 8. 2014

Kia Soul (2013 - 2014)

  18. 10. 2013 - 9. 1. 2014
The connection between the steering column and the steering mechanism may become loose, causing a lo ...
     443

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

2. 9. 2016

Kia Carnival (2005 - 2014)

  15. 6. 2005 - 4. 4. 2014
Due to corrosion, the safety catch for the bonnet might not work correctly. There is consequently a ...
     592

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

30. 9. 2016

Kia Sorento (2015 - 2016)

  20. 3. 2015 - 18. 5. 2016
Due to a software problem in the electronic control module of the tow-bar, the brake light of a trai ...
     646
Kia-OPTIMA-2009-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Optima (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     214
KIA-Sportage-2008-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Sportage (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     608
kia-soul-2010-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Soul (2008 - 2011)

  MY 2008 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     213
Kia-Carnival-2006-recall 24. 5. 2013

Kia Carnival (2006 - 2011)

  MY 2006 - 2011
A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal i ...
     178

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

kia-rio-2017-recall-door-lock 11. 5. 2018

Kia Rio (2017)

  1. 4. 2017 - 5. 6. 2017
The cable length of the rear door lock assemblies may be incorrect. Although appearing to engage, th ...
     403

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

kia-sorento-2012-recall 23. 5. 2014

Kia Sorento (2011 - 2012)

  7. 10. 2011 - 21. 11. 2012
In the event of a crash, the driver seat belt anchor pretensioner piston may separate from the cable ...
     216

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

kia-sorento-2011-recall-fuel 23. 3. 2018

Kia Sorento (2011)

  PY 2011
A faulty fuel line may lead to fuel loss in the engine compartment. Contact of the fuel with hot eng ...
     195

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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