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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 092007


  • miles


Rotors warped. I experience shuttering when stopping at any speed. I plan to take into the shop this week for repairs. My friend with a Jeep Cherokee had the exact same problem and Jeep issued a recall. Looking at the number of complaints I've found on this for Kia Sorento, I feel Kia should take the same action.

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 142004

Sorento 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,700 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Kia Sorento. The vehicle vibrates when the brake is depressed at 40 mph. The front rotors were warped and later resurfaced at 18,000 miles. The vibration duplicated approximately 6,000 miles after the resurfacing. The dealer replaced the front rotors, however the vibration recurred approximately 29,000 miles later. The dealer replaced the front rotors for the second time. Presently, the vehicle is beginning to vibrate again. The vehicle has not been back to the dealer for inspection. The current and failure mileage were 33,700 miles.

- Pequea, PA, USA

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