1st Generation (2018—2019) Kona Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cruise Control Doesn\'t Maintain Speed 1 complaints at an average of 2,796 miles in the 2018 Hyundai Kona.
  2. Blind Collision Warning Shuts Down 1 complaints at an average of 9,100 miles in the 2018 Hyundai Kona.

What Kona Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2018 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 0 0.0
2018 2 0 9 1.41

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