Most Common 2022 Kia Telluride Problems

If you are in the market for a full-size SUV, you have likely heard about the 2022 Kia Telluride. The three-row SUV was not only the winner of’s 2022 Best Three-Row SUV for Families award but also the winner of their Best Three-Row SUV for the Money award. With these awards in tow, the 2022 Kia Telluride sits among the top midsize SUVs on the market thanks to its spacious and luxurious cabin, large cargo space, and sleek modern technology. However, although the 2022 Kia Telluride has a lot of good things going for it, there are some common problems with the 2022 Kia Telluride that have come to light over the last year. In this article, we will go over the most common 2022 Kia Telluride problems reported by owners so you will know exactly what to expect and what kind of questions to ask if buying a used Kia Telluride

Malfunctioning Info Cluster

The 2022 Kia Telluride problem that has received the most negative criticism over the last year is based around the dash screen information cluster’s poor performance. The main issue reported is that the dash screen would periodically go blank and lose power out of nowhere. This might not sound like that bad of an issue, but due to the driver losing several important function controls and readings about what is happening with the vehicle, owners are taking this issue seriously. So much so that fixing this issue was included as one of the main 2022 Kia Telluride recalls issued by the manufacturer.

Speed Control

Another set of commonly reported issues revolve around the Kia Telluride’s speed control and the unintended movement that it causes. Owner reports state that the vehicle tends to accelerate or decelerate without any input from the driver. As you can imagine, this can increase the chances of being involved in an auto accident.


Engine Ticking Noise

Similar to reports filed for the 2020 and 2021 Kia Telluride, the 2022 model is also experiencing a ticking noise coming from the engine. Unfortunately, the exact cause of this ticking sound isn’t all that clear given it doesn’t happen all the time and generally happens after a cold start. However, it has been said that the most common reasons a Kia Telluride would experience a ticking noise coming from the engine are ignition system issues, an exhaust leak, or low oil level/pressure. 

Cracking Windshield

One of the more serious common problems with the 2022 Kia Telluride is the cracking of the windshield. Owners have reported that their windshield began to crack, seemingly, without cause or incident. Although the reason behind the cracking windshield is unknown, owners and their mechanics believe the windshield was simply constructed with poor quality control. 

High-beam Visibility Issues

Another common issue with the Kia Telluride is related to its high-beam headlights problem, causing them to be less effective. Owners have reported that visibility is still limited even when using their high beams. It has been said that the cause of the  high-beam headlights performance issues is due to a motor system error. Although this 2022 Kia Telluride problem isn’t as big of an issue as some of the other issues noted on this list, Kia has, thankfully, taken deliberate steps in fixing this issue and has done a great job doing so thus far.

Inconvenient Transmission Unit


The 2022 Kia Telluride transmission problems are another hot topic that needs to be covered. The Kia Telluride transmission is, again, riddled with mechanical issues. The  transmission system’s inability to maintain the correct gear in relation to the given speed level has been a top concern for many owners. Some owners have also reported having issues with slippage caused by transmission issues. Thankfully, Kia has addressed the reported transmission issues, eradicating it from the most recent model. However, the issue does seem to still be present in all-wheel drive models.

Explosion of Windows and Sunroof

Yes, you read that right. One of the common problems with the 2022 Kia Telluride is that the windows and sunroof are susceptible to shattering. Much like what is suspected regarding the low build quality of the windshield mentioned above, this windows and sunroof explosion issue is also due to the poor build quality. As you can imagine, having a sunroof or window that is susceptible to shatter can be very dangerous – especially if you are operating the vehicle when it happens. 

Kia Telluride recall 2022


To Kia’s credit, they have moved quickly to issue the necessary recalls to fix many of the issues mentioned above. Kia continues to strive to provide its customers with a safe, reliable, and affordable automobile option, so ensuring they take care of any issues that come up after the vehicle has been sold is a top priority for them.

Below is a list of the 2022 Kia Telluride recalls. 

  • 3/10/21 – Air Bags: airbag/restraint control module
  • 7/27/21 – Electrical System: instrument cluster/panel
  • 6/16/22 – Electrical System: instrument cluster/panel
  • 7/18/22 – Tires: temporary/emergency spare tire
  • 8/14/22 – Trailer Hitches

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Now that you are aware of some of the most common problems with the 2022 Kia Telluride that owners have reported in recent years, hopefully, you can feel more knowledgeable and confident about making the decision to purchase one or if a different vehicle would be a better fit for you. Regardless, Kia vehicles are a great option for shoppers looking for a reliable and stylish vehicle at an affordable price. Remember, no vehicle is perfect, so this article isn’t meant to discourage you from buying a Kia Telluride. It is simply to help potential owners be more aware of the common 2022 Kia Telluride problems you might be facing when getting a new vehicle so you will be more confident about your purchase. If you have any questions about a given repair, give us a call at (385) 492-6965 or visit our shop in South Jordan. We look forward to assisting you!