really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace door handle (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #3

May 062018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,969 miles

Just tried to open the rear passenger door and the whole thing came off. The part that hold the handle in place broke. Have duct tape over the openings to prevent water from getting in. Hope to have repaired during next oil change.

- xiaxia, Akron, US

problem #2

Jan 132018

Niro Touring

  • CVT transmission
  • 14,040 miles

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door handle broke off door handle broke off door handle broke off

Very unhappy with the design of the handles. What an inconvenience...I cannot drive around with an open hole in my door, so I must find another vehicle to drive. The service writer didn't seem to care when I expressed my concern, I felt like he was rushing me out the door. I have had many different makes of vehicles and never an inconvenience like this. I know it is something small but for the price of new vehicles I expect better quality. Hopefully this will be covered under warranty.

- Debbie P., Tabernacle, US

problem #1

Nov 192017

Niro LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles

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door handle broke off door handle broke off

Dumb design. If you pull on a door handle, it's not unreasonable to stand clear and to the rear of the door opening so the door will open. This is especially normal when approaching the car from the rear of the car.

- Jason C., Wichita, US