KIA Niro Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Terrible dealer, some frustrating features

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

Niro

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Well, for the most part, I like the car. Here is why I gave it three stars and only two stars for quality. My KIA dealership is terrible. Boniface Heirs Kia stinks. They charge an 'environmental fee' on top of all work, including oil changes. I ask specifically how much

Review submitted by:Eco driver

Pros:good gas mileage

Cons:door lock system, general quality

Gets me there

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

Niro

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

The rear brakes went bad with the first snow and the dealer refused to repair/replace. So much for the 100,000 mile warranty. The transmission shudders. It's under powered. It's already rusting. LOTS of recalls. I regret the purchase.

Review submitted by:Regret_Buying_Kia

Pros:Gets me there so far

Cons:POOR service at the dealer

Niro is a LEMON

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

Niro

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

While driving home from work last Thursday, my 2017 Kia Niro instructed me to immediately pull over and call Kia's "road-side assistance." At least three times in as many years the car has shut down and forced me to pull over. I immediately had my car towed to my local

Review submitted by:Deb

Pros:When it RUNS it has fair gas mileage and not towed

Cons:You can not drive it in hot weather!

Don't buy this car if you've ever owned a quality

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

Niro

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is my 1st Kia, and my last. With only 1800 miles, I am ready to sell. Perhaps having owned higher quality cars is my problem, but even the quality of service is much lower. Problems like the vehicle brake system keep coming back. The car seems to suck small

Review submitted by:Abe

Pros:Cheaper than most mini vans

Cons:Designed for those that expect less

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