Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,495 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Kia Sorento:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 082011

Sorento

  • 128,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Kia sorrento. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited an abnormally loud noise when driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the failure was located at the muffler tail pipe hanger and the rear differential. The mechanic advised that both components were corroded. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and denied assistance due to the mileage on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 128,000.

- Belfry , KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 302004

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,243 miles
1st- manual transmission, hesitiation of take off..O-ring replaced. 2nd-clinking noise when shifting gears..bearings failing in rear differential was replaced 3rd-felt looseness in emergency brake..I was told no trouble found 4th-rust on metal parts of headrest..dealer to replace.. 5th-metal attachments in trunk area also rusted..were not replaced.. 6th-the back defrost plastic protectors were never removed when vehicle was delivered, so when back defrost was used the heat melted the strips which caused condensation build up causing the rust. Gardendale Kia of al had my car for five days and I had to find a way to work on my own. I was told they didn't give loaner cars..very poor customer service. I believed in the company/product and purchased brand new off the lot with a full warranty and because of bad Kia products, I should have been able to get a loaner car. I still have to pay full monthly car note. Customer service is very important to me and I don't feel that I got it. I had to call back to the service to get a status of where they were repairing my vehicle..I was told it would be 09-01-04 and I did not get a response, so I called on 09-02-04 and was told the part came in but all parts were not included so I had to wait another day 09-03-04. I called at 4:30pm cst to get a status, I was told they were working on it & it would be later that afternoon. This was afternoon, they close at 6:00pm cst..needless to say, I got my car at 5:45pm.. I guess it really did not matter to them since they were not getting any money out of me.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 302004

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,243 miles
1st- manual transmission, hesitiation of take off..O-ring replaced. 2nd-clinking noise when shifting gears..bearings failing in rear differential was replaced 3rd-felt looseness in emergency brake..I was told no trouble found 4th-rust on metal parts of headrest..dealer to replace.. 5th-metal attachments in trunk area also rusted..were not replaced.. 6th-the back defrost plastic protectors were never removed when vehicle was delivered, so when back defrost was used the heat melted the strips which caused condensation build up causing the rust. Gardendale Kia of al had my car for five days and I had to find a way to work on my own. I was told they didn't give loaner cars..very poor customer service. I believed in the company/product and purchased brand new off the lot with a full warranty and because of bad Kia products, I should have been able to get a loaner car. I still have to pay full monthly car note. Customer service is very important to me and I don't feel that I got it. I had to call back to the service to get a status of where they were repairing my vehicle..I was told it would be 09-01-04 and I did not get a response, so I called on 09-02-04 and was told the part came in but all parts were not included so I had to wait another day 09-03-04. I called at 4:30pm cst to get a status, I was told they were working on it & it would be later that afternoon. This was afternoon, they close at 6:00pm cst..needless to say, I got my car at 5:45pm.. I guess it really did not matter to them since they were not getting any money out of me.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?