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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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2003 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 132006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


: the contact stated while attempting to turn on the defogger/defrost system, the heater failed to operate, and no heat was present. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer, who determined antifreeze fluid leaked out of the reservoir tank because it was fractured and needed to be replaced. The replacement parts were not available at the dealer, and the manufacturer was alerted, who confirmed the parts were not available. The dealer instructed the contact to monitor the level of antifreeze fluid daily and add more antifreeze if needed.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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