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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

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2004 Kia Sorento body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182015


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Kia Sorento. While driving at 25 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact maneuvered the vehicle to side of the road and observed that the rear frame fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Dudley, MA, USA

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