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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,550 miles

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2009 Kia Borrego body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Kia Borrego Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152013

Borrego 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Front lamp - headlight components stopped functioning after flicking on and off for over a year due to an electrical issue. When uncovered it was revealed that the interior of the front lamp headlight component had sustained an electrical melt down rendering the unit useless and unable to replace individual wires or single components and in order to correct the problem the only solution was to replace the entire front bumper - bumper components on the R & I front bumper upper cover and R & I front bumper lower cover for a total cost of $468.43. This situation renders a possible fire hazard situation and over-costs in replacing a simple part by having to purchase an entire section of the vehicle not pertains to the isolated issue.

- Flushing , NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 052013

Borrego 6-cyl

  • 30,100 miles
I had the rear of the sunroof opened while parked. I tried to close it and it would not fully close. It would almost close then stop then retreat upward a few millimeters and stop. I tried again several times. I tried to select the option to slide the sunroof back into the roof and that did not function either. I checked from both right and left sides, inside and from outside to see if there was an obstruction but noted nothing. The last couple of times I tried to close it, it began audibly clicking in the slide mechanisms then from inside the driver's compartment, under the headliner, near the rearview mirror. I stopped trying to close it at that point. It remains slightly ajar.

- West Richland, WA, USA

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