2022 Kia Seltos Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Engine & Structural issues are among the top complaints from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The 2022 Kia Seltos is a compact SUV that looks like it’s a lot of fun to drive. With Kia saying this model is “made to do more,” expectations are quite high among consumers. However, complaints about the model are starting to rack up, with customers talking about the defective engine and poorly-built structure.

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Problems with the Engine

No one expects the 2022 Kia Seltos engine to be comparable to a sports car, but it should still be reliable and dependable.

Yet, customers only have this to say, according to an Edmunds review. “The acceleration is lackluster, but that’s to be expected when you don’t get the turbocharged engine.”

Should anyone be surprised that Kia is struggling with engine issues? Based on the automaker’s previous history, it should be expected at this point. In fact, 2016 through 2022 Kia and Hyundai models have all been subject of class-action lawsuits because of defective engines. Sadly, the 1.6-liter engines were causing car fires, so everyone needs to cross their fingers and hope the same isn’t true with the 2022 Seltos. Otherwise, the new lineup won’t be proven to “do more” than the previous models.

Problems with the Vehicle Structure

Many people are attracted to the 2022 Seltos because of the lower price with the unique styling. However, it hasn’t taken long to figure out that the structure wasn’t built up to standards.

The same Edmunds review points out, “There’s quite a bit of wind and road noise while driving… The front seats can be a bit uncomfortable on long rides, especially for your lower back.”

If a customer wanted to feel like they were on a motorcycle or in a convertible, that’s what they would buy. Yet, the Seltos seems to create just as much noise, leading one to wonder why they purchased a vehicle with a roof. Additionally, with the uncomfortable front seats, customers are starting to feel how much of a pain in the rear the Seltos actually is – literally. There could easily be more comfort provided by a convertible or motorcycle, so maybe it’s time to invest in one of those instead.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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