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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,500 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042011

Sorento 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Kia Sorento. Consumer writes in regards to defroster switch malfunction the consumer stated the vehicle would not start. The mechanic stated the dash wiring had melted and the relay for the front windshield defroster was stuck in the open position.

- North Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 282008

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
Our 2005 Kia Sorento has been in the shop for over 185 days due to front, rear, brake and running light issue. The brake lights go out every two or three weeks and the other on a monthly basis. The throttle control along with the transmission and radio have been repaired at least five times each and good motor company of rockhill South Carolina cant seem to find anything that would cause the problem. Kia motors is no help and cant seem to put two and two together to see the other 20 complaints with the same problems. I'm stuck with a 10 year warranty on a lemon.

- Rockhill, SC, USA

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