Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2003 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012005

Sorento 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The consumer's vehicle was making a clicking noise, took it to the dealer. They said the caliper was missing and brakes were gone. Also, they said the indicator light was missing on the vehicle. The consumer purchased this vehicle nine months ago from the Kia dealer, and they said this was not covered under the warranty. The dealer refused to fix the vehicle because the indicator light was missing. The consumer started noticing this on September 1, 2005 took vehicle to dealer soon as the consumer noticed this.

- Witchta , KS, USA

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