KIA K5 Problem Trends and Complaints

September 2022 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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Transmission failure

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

K5

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I own a 2021 Kia K5 with 9,875 miles and transmission went out suddenly. Sounded like rocks rolling around and I limped it to the dealership with it jerking into gear four times from stops. I had no warning lights or any other issues before this occurred. I work in

Review submitted by:Michael L

Pros:Gas mileage, looks

Cons:Currently the transmission

First KIA

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

K5

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

About 4 months ago I was looking for a new car for my wife to use in her regular commute between Florida and Canada. She finally zeroed in on a K5 and we bought it. I drove it a bit before she left and found the handling to be good

Review submitted by:Don K

Pros:Great looking car

Cons:Seats very uncomfortable

Lots of problems

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

K5

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have a K-5 GT wolf gray. Although I love the lock and the color my car has literally been in the shop for over a month. My engine light came on and it turn out to be a faulty ERG valve. The transmission seems like it slips occasionally. The

Review submitted by:Matt L

Pros:Styling

Cons:Transmission

Looks cool, but horrible quality

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

K5

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I had the car for two days and I already had to take it to get a new transmission. Also, there was a loose screw in the headlight. Don’t how quality control misses this, but Kia needs to step it up if they want to keep up with the competition.

Review submitted by:Mike Y

Disappointed

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

K5

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2021 GT Line. IMO, noisy weak engine, outside noise very audible in cabin, uncomfortable cabin surrounded by shiny plastic, rough ride, doesn't handle road or bumps well.

Review submitted by:Disappointed in IL

Pros:Mpg

Cons:Everything else

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