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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,585 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Kia Sorento engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 162007

Sorento 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,585 miles


- the contact owns a 2004 Kia Sorento, when the contact lifts the foot off the gas pedal the throttle cable sticks. There was a collision while driving 25 mph, the vehicle was damaged on the passenger side, and the passenger was injured resulting in a 2 day hospital stay. This failure occurred on two occasions. The contact has referenced recall#05V329000 as the exact failure in his vehicle. The recall stated that on certain mini vans, freezing conditions can cause water on the throttle cable to freeze during normal operation. Resistance to movement of the throttle cable can occur when the driver lifts their foot off of the gas pedal. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 19585 and the current mileage is 19591. Updated 2/21/2007 -

- Olympia , WA, USA

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