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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,648 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.

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2005 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 312011

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 37,945 miles


Car shakes when braking. Rear brakes pads worn down to 30%. had rear rotors turned and new pads installed at 37,945 shaking reduced somewhat. At 41,252 had rear brake rotors replaced, (because they where warped) and brake pads replaced, car still shakes. Mechanic states problem is in the drive train which somehow binds-ups when braking and is destroying the rear bakes. Shakes.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 312006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,350 miles
Braking system not working properly. First time I applied the brakes to stop at a light and they were slow reacting, which caused my to go into the intersection. Second time I was going about 15 mph and went to brake and the pedal went down to the floor without stopping the car. Dealership did not find anything wrong, but clearly there is a problem.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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