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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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2005 Kia Sorento accessories - interior problems

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2005 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012007

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


On a few occasions when the driver power seat was moved forward, backward or reclined, it would let you make the adjustment and stop. But if you tried to return the seat to its original position, the motor would not respond. There have been times my wife needed to go shopping and I decided to sit in the car with the baby, recline and relax. When she has returned, the seat would not move which left it in an un-drivable position. This has happened on several occasions. It seems you have to get out of the vehicle (taking pressure off the seat) and work the switch back and forth to finally get the seat to move. At times this has taken an hour in a parking lot standing in the rain or in the heat. The dealership says they never heard of such a thing and are unable to duplicate.

- Ladson, SC, USA

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