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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2004 Kia Sorento body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012008

Sorento LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Paint is crap. Paint is too thin. They don't have the technology done for paint yet.

- , Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Sep 162015

Sorento V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

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excessive rusting excessive rusting

I am having the same problem as other users! I can not believe that there isn't a recall on this issue. I know of one more person in my town that has also had the same issue although he had his fixed for $350. I don't think we should be responsible to pay for this issue.

- , Spruce Pine, NC, USA

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