2022 Kia Telluride Problems, Issues & Top Complaints

Electrical and visibility issues are among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

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As a three-row SUV, the 2022 Kia Telluride has a large following of enthusiasts. The automaker claims that there’s “no holding back,” but real drivers are finding that someone needs to hold them back from getting insanely angry over the electrical system and visibility issues. .

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Problems with the Electrical System

As a newer vehicle, there’s no reasonable explanation for having an electrical system issue, as all of the bugs should have been worked out at the factory. Yet, this is one of the top complaints of new Telluride SUVs.

One Edmunds review states, “We have the “S” that we got 7/9/21. But our instrumentation cluster keeps going out (started very next day). Whole screen goes black. Comes back on intermittently (maybe 25% of startups it’s on). No fix yet. Word is in to dealership and sent message to Kia Corp.”

It turns out there’s a recall related to the LCD display. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V577000 states that affected vehicles have a blank LCD that can keep vital information hidden, such as the gear selection, odometer and digital speedometer. It’s difficult to argue with the police about how fast the vehicle is traveling without being able to see the speedometer. To resolve the problem, customers have to go to the dealership for a software update, which is a major inconvenience for busy lifestyles. Soon, customers are no longer going to be able to hold back their frustrations.

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Problems with the Visibility

Seeing out of the vehicle should be a top priority, but it seems to be an afterthought with the Kia Motor Company.

One NHTSA complaint states, “I just recently bought a 2022 Kia Telluride 7 days ago and while driving on the freeway the windshield shattered in the lower corner of driver side. There was no car in front of me (not a close distance) or near me for that matter and there was no overpass for a rock to have fallen from. My windshield shattered and glass landed in my face, eyes, and mouth, and all over the inside of my car. Luckily I was able to maintain some control as there were no other vehicles in close proximity. I’ve had rocks hit my windshield before but never to the point of causing this kind of damage. There have been recalls on previous Kia Telluride model and others with 2022 models have been experiencing this issue as well. This is ridiculous and of course the windshield is on back order and KIA expects me to continue driving around with my windshield like this because they don’t know when they’ll have a windshield available. At the dealership they were adamant that a rock hit the windshield however, myself and the passenger did not see a rock and the level of damage that occurred should not have been this high which is concerning as well. There is no way it is safe for me to continue driving like this especially when KIA doesn’t even have an estimated date for me to get this repaired.”

It wasn’t that long ago that KIA was hit with a 54-page complaint from the California Central District. In that lawsuit, Kia Motors was accused of sending vehicles out with a known windshield defect and then denying warranty claims on the damage. Everyone would have hoped that KIA learned its lesson from these lawsuits, but the 2022 Telluride lineup proves otherwise. It appears the automaker should prepare for more lawsuits to come in the future. However, at this time, there are no manufacturer communications even suggesting that there’s a problem, despite all of the complaints. In this case, KIA is clearly “holding back.”

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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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