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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles

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2003 Kia Sorento suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172010


  • 53,000 miles


-the contact owns a 2003 Kia Sorento. While the contact was driving approximately 25 mph there was a loud noise coming from outside of the vehicle. The driver side upper control arm bolt had broken and caused the tire to wobble. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road, and towed to the dealer where the technician replaced the bolt at the owner expense. The failure and current mileages were 53,000. Updated 11/16/10.

- Springfield, KY, USA

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