really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
55,700 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace both headlight assembly (3 reports)
Get free help with your lemon!
close ad
2020 Kia Telluride lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2020 Kia Telluride:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2020 Kia Telluride Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 012022

Telluride S

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


I have had zero issues with this car then bam- warranty period expires and the high beam lights go out and the regular beam lights seem to be less bright as well BOTH AT the same time!!! I got out of a Cadillac SRX due to the cost of headlights and other parts and was told this was the best vehicle on the market. It has been and I love this vehicle more than expected. I took my car in to have fixed and was told it would be no less than $2400 to fix as both lights had to be fixed.

There was no explanation given as to why this happened at the same time. I had gotten off all the forums and sites that discussed issues with this vehicle because I had not had any problems whatsoever, now I see there are SEVERAL with the headlights. I have to make a decision to fix as I owned property in a rural area and really need these!!! Has anyone found a fix by ordering parts and putting on yourself? Had any success with notifying KIA and having them resolve?

- Sharlot S., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #7

Jan 102023


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,500 miles

The high beams on the headlights no longer work.

While driving at night low beams provide low visibility and when I try to use high beam did not change at all from low beam.

There is a lot of complaints online and no recall what's KIA waiting for, they just going to wait till some accident happen!!!

I went to KIA Hollywood dealer to report it today 1/18/2023, they seem just to try to get as much money as they can from this situations, there's thousands of people with the same issue, and they fixing it changing the head light assembly, just do the work and call for the new assembly my car still is under warranty they will pay for it, don't try to charge me new light bulb, new fuses, new relays and on top of that they want me to pay them for the diagnosis, "MF AM TELLING YOU WHAT THE ISSUE IS" you should pay me to do your job, research!!!!!!!!!!!!

- David L., Miami, FL, US

problem #6

Nov 112022

Telluride S

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

This is very dangerous and sounds like several others have had same issue - there needs to be a recall ASAP as it is not safe driving without high beams!

- tdanson, St. Augustine, US

problem #5

Aug 012022

Telluride S

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


I lost high beams in both headlights. I went ahead and upgraded to LED bulbs. That certainly has helped tremendously and I would advise anyone else to do the same, but it does not fix the high beams issue. I am out of warranty and the dealership is quoting around $3000 to replace them. I am doing my best to contact Kia about this issue. Just mark me down as one more person confirming this is a known issue!

- Michael C., Arcadia, FL, US

problem #4

Oct 182022

Telluride EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Had our 2020 Kia Telluride in for an oil change and was informed that a mandatory safety update needed to be done for the front sensor. I of course said yes to having it done. Five days later we went away and on our way home, which was the first time driving in the dark since our dealership visit, the high beams no longer work on either headlight. The blue indicator light shows, but nothing changes in the brightness of the lights themselves.

I mentioned it today when I went in to have a recall fixed on our 2015 Sportage and was told they'd have to look into it, they've never heard of such a thing. I pulled up all the complaints about it and they said they would have to do a diagnostic appointment, then they would see if it was something they did, something covered under our extended warranty or if we'd have to pay for it. I know it's not a new car, but it's not that old and it's very well taken care of. How does something like that just go wrong all of a sudden and on both headlights?

- lamie, Oshkosh, US

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #3

Jan 182022

Telluride V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Headlights will not change to high beam. Dash indicator light shows bright but the headlights will not switch to bright. Definitely a hazard to driving, especially on back roads. Kia says there is no recall for this but it is definitely a problem with the 2020 Kia Telluride.

- BARNEY H., Middleton, TN, US

problem #2

Mar 012021

Telluride S 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

ordered this car and have had it nearly 2 years was great until about 6 months into owning it realized the bright lights were not working. replaced all lights, have taking it back to the dealership....and NOONE CAN FIGURE THE NO BRIGHT LIGHTS OUT. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUDS. Didn't pay as much as I did to not have bright lights. Come on KIA figure this out.

- Jeff L., Jourdanton, US

problem #1

Nov 012021

Telluride S 3.2lV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

My wife and I purchased a 2020 Telluride we have had this car 18 months and the high beams went out there is only 62000 miles on the car just 2000 miles out of the factory warranty we were upset that this happened so quickly but not worried because we bought an extended warranty. There at the Dealership the same day (Franklin KIA) we first took the car to Tullahoma KIA because it is closer to us which informed us the repair would be 2000 told us that several of our make and model have been in for the exact same issue and would not be covered by any means. advised us to call consumer affairs so we took it to franklin Kia They said the same thing I spoke with the store manager and asked him did he think it was fair to charge 40,000 for a vehicle and within two years have to spend 2000 for a repair to make your vehicle safe to drive? he then said He would take care of it Monday. He never called back We live in the country This is unsafe and they know it, they are selling unsafe cars for 40,000 each then getting their repair shops 2000 headlight jobs all at the same time. I want to start a class action lawsuit

- Charles O., Decherd, TN, US

Not what you are looking for?