KIA Niro Hybrid 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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Great for the first 3 months!

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

Niro Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Car is great. Roomy backseat. Great styling. Drives well. Great gas mileage. The trunk area is very small but the car is well designed in all other ways. I was very happy with my first Kia until the electrical water pump broke and the car was no longer drivable. This

Review submitted by:LS

Pros:great gas mileage, fun to drive, cute

Cons:unreliable, small trunk

Backup warning wakes the dead - regret buying

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

KIA

Model:

Niro Hybrid

Maybe it's only the plug-ins, but Kia set the backup warning so loud that the neighbors complain, people stop and stare, etc. It's as loud as a dump truck. There's no way to adjust the volume. I didn't back it up during the test drive (who knew?). Get a Toyota.

Review submitted by:gunam_bwatufay

Pros:Nicely built car

Cons:Backup noise; can't play most music formats

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