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Kia Recalls

How do Kia and its models rank for recall issues? We analyzed over 4 million records from NHTSA to calculate a Recall Rating for each model.

The best Kia for avoiding recalls is the Kia Rio 5-Door, with an iSeeCars Recall Rating of 9.8. The Kia Carnival, Kia Rio and Kia Niro EV are also highly rated for avoiding Kia recalls. iSeeCars has recall information on 27 Kia models listed below.

Consumers looking to make Kia recall checks by VIN can use the iSeeCars Free VIN Check report to see all recalls on a specific model. Consumers can also visit the NHTSA.gov site for the latest Kia open recall information.

The latest Kia recalls include:

  • May 7, 2024: Component - electrical system:wiring; Models affected: Sorento
  • April 29, 2024: Component - electrical system:12v/24v/48v battery; Models affected: EV6
  • April 26, 2024: Component - engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo/supercharger:hoses/plumbing; Models affected: K900,Stinger
  • April 17, 2024: Component - suspension:front:control arm:lower arm; Models affected: Forte,Forte5,Forte 5-door
  • April 5, 2024: Component - engine and engine cooling:engine:hard parts internal/mechanical; Models affected: Telluride

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The best Kia for avoiding recalls is the Kia Rio 5-Door, with an iSeeCars Recall Rating of 9.8. The Kia Carnival, Kia Rio and Kia Niro EV are also highly rated for avoiding Kia recalls. iSeeCars has recall information on 27 Kia models listed below.

Consumers looking to make Kia recall checks by VIN can use the iSeeCars Free VIN Check report to see all recalls on a specific model. Consumers can also visit the NHTSA.gov site for the latest Kia open recall information.

The latest Kia recalls include:

  • May 7, 2024: Component - electrical system:wiring; Models affected: Sorento
  • April 29, 2024: Component - electrical system:12v/24v/48v battery; Models affected: EV6
  • April 26, 2024: Component - engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo/supercharger:hoses/plumbing; Models affected: K900,Stinger
  • April 17, 2024: Component - suspension:front:control arm:lower arm; Models affected: Forte,Forte5,Forte 5-door
  • April 5, 2024: Component - engine and engine cooling:engine:hard parts internal/mechanical; Models affected: Telluride

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 8.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 7.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.5 / 10
  • Reliability 7.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.6 / 10
  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.6 / 10
  • Reliability 7.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 7.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability 7.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.6 / 10
  • Reliability 7.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.2 / 10
  • Safety 8.3 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.4 / 10
  • Reliability 5.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.6 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 8.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.5 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 8.2 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
See More Photos
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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How We Rank These Cars

The Recall Rating is a proprietary iSeeCars calculation that indicates the extent to which a given model has been recalled, or has technical service bulletins (TSBs are communications auto manufacturers issue to dealers regarding an issue), which are like recalls but less serious, or has open investigations that may lead to recalls or TSBs. A model is given a Recall Rating of “10” if it has no recalls, TSBs, or any investigations that may lead to a recall or TSB. In cases where the vehicle is newer and has had less opportunity for any of these events to happen, we adjust the score according to the vehicle’s age and overall brand performance. This ensures that new vehicles are not given any unfair advantage.

More specifically, iSeeCars analyzes the entire history of recalls, investigations, technical service bulletins (TSB) from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), currently consisting of over 4.2 million records to calculate a Recall Rating for each vehicle. After adjusting for the age of the vehicle, we combine data on recalls, TSBs, and investigations into one number that reflects how the vehicle performs regarding recalls. In our score, we give the most weight to recalls which are the most serious. TSBs get slightly less weight due to their less serious nature, and investigations even less—since many investigations are closed without further action. The list of models for a given brand is ranked showing the models with the best Recall Ratings first. In the event of two or more vehicles with the same Recall Rating, we use iSeeCars proprietary rating of the overall quality of the car (iSeeCars Score) to break the tie.

The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).