The Least Reliable Kia Models
Some models just can't seem to get out of their own way. We've created a list of the least reliable Kia models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency. Here's the worst of the bunch.
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.
- 2005 Trailblazer fuel gauge not working 225 (100%)
- 2002 Impala passlock problem, won't start and security light is on 224 (100%)
- 2004 Impala speedometer gone haywire 187 (83%)
- 2007 Suburban excessive oil consumption 186 (83%)
- 2002 Impala intake manifold gasket failure, leaking coolant 142 (63%)
- 2005 Cobalt power steering failure 128 (57%)
- 2003 Impala security light comes on, won't start 125 (56%)
Recent Kia News
GM used heat shields that don't curve under the starters in the 5th and 6th generation Camaro, according to a new lawsuit. That leaves them exposed to heat and makes them completely unreliable.
The plaintiff says the problem is particularly … continue reading
The frunk is back in the news.
Just a couple weeks after being recalled for failing to meet latch safety standards the front trunk is being recalled again for flying open while the vehicle is in motion.
So it stays closed when you need it t … continue reading
The 8th generation Corvette has a front trunk, sometimes referred to as a frunk. Despite the name change the frunk is still required to have an internal release mechanism in case your kid climbs into the frunk and gets themselves locked ins … continue reading
The 2021 Trailblazer has already been recalled because 19 of them are missing a tire size and tire pressure information label. … continue reading
The front gas tank in some 2016-2018 General Motors HD trucks is overfilling, rupturing, and leaking fuel. The affected trucks all have two gas tanks. The front tank requests fuel from the backup when running low, but a defective sensor is … continue reading
By the Numbers
Have a complaint about your vehicle?
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.