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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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2004 Kia Sorento cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162005

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


The engine coolant reservoir failed can't be repaired. It must be replaced. There are no such parts anywhere in the United States. Parts are on a boat from Korea. Due to the suspected number of such failures, and to the basic lack of adequate design of the part, we suspect that there has been a major draw-down on the part, resulting in a stock outage. Operating the vehicle w/O this major component would result in engine failure. Such engine failure, under certain conditions, could result in an accident, and potential injury.

- Ft. Wright, KY, USA

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