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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,800 miles

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2004 Kia Sorento wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 132011

Sorento

  • 52,501 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Kia Sorento ex. The vehicle has kumho radial 798 tires, line size P245/70/R16, manufactured March 2006. The contact stated that the tires were exhibiting abnormal fractures. The tire distributor was contacted and advised that the failure was caused by the hot climate. The tires were neither repaired nor replaced. The failure mileage of the tires was 16,000. The vehicle failure mileage was 52,501 and the current mileage was 52,793. Updated 05/03/2011 updated 1/5/12

- Hialeah , FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 232009

Sorento

  • 77,000 miles
Front passenger tire tread came off while driving downhill on a mountain road and cause passenger airbag to deploy, we were lucky car did not roll over and we all were killed. Bridgestone is the tire manufacturer (dueler 684, P245/70R16) and when I do a web search all kinds of information comes up with recalls but could not find my tire type but found all kinds of blogs with people complaining about my type of tire and the tread coming off.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012007

Sorento

  • miles
Dry rot.

- Browns Mills, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 032006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,700 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle had an uncontrolled hydroplane incident on wet pavement which resulted in the vehicle crossing three traffic lanes at 45-50 mph. This occurred while entering the freeway. There were no warnings indicating a problem. Updated 01/25/06.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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