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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Kia Borrego engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Kia Borrego Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052016


  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Kia Borrego. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate as all of the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was shifted into the park position and when the contact attempted to shift the vehicle back to the drive position the vehicle failed to shift. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed the electrical system failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000.

- Springville, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 052010


  • 3,000 miles
Stopping at traffic light. With foot on brake, car accelerated. Had to turn engine off. Happened approximately two weeks ago. Today, 4/5/10 happened again. Turned key off. Shifted to neutral. Restarted engine. Shifted to drive and car accelerated to over 3000 RPM. Turned engine off, restarted, operated ok.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

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