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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,175 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.

2005 Kia Sorento accessories - interior problems

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2005 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 242005

Sorento 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,300 miles


We had issues from the beginning with a fire in the center console of our pre-owned Kia. Then we noticed the light for the passenger side air bags was intermittent on picking up whether there was a passenger in the seat. Our clock would go in and out on the lighting especially over bumps. Then we were rear ended on the highway. No air bags went off. The seat belt did not engage and hold either me or my husband back. Then when I fell back against the seat the seat did not stay in place and I fell backwards. I went to the hospital for muscle spasms. The vehicle is being repaired for the physical damage and then will be brought to the dealership.

- Hinsdale, NH, USA

problem #1

Mar 182005

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
2005 Kia Sorento. The airbag light stayed on. They have replaced the seat, T and sent the seat off to have the sensor replaced. The dealership said there was nothing else they could do. The check engine light came on and the vehicle stalled. This happened twice in one day. The vehicle will restart after waiting a while. Also, the clock had to be replaced twice.

- Covington, GA, USA

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