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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,782 miles

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2005 Kia Sorento seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Kia Sorento Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Mar 012005

Sorento 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


Passenger side air bags are intermitent.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004


  • miles
The clock did not work properly, there was a noise while the vehicle was cold or starting cold while turning right or backing and pulling forward and a shudder feeling was in the brake pedal. There was a supposed service bulletin in reference to the ABS/brake pedal. On four occasions, the passenger air bag sensor dash light did not engage properly with three different people with different height a weight, the power steering failed, the dash display failed to light up when the passengers did not have their seat belts on, noise in the steering had worsened since the power steering pump replacement, there was a whining and or whistling sound coming from the front brakes on the right side or in the axle as the wheel was being turned, and the power steering failed again.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 252005

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver noticed on numerous occasions while the vehicle was moving or parked. The passenger front side air bag light would appeared on the dashboard and remain on. The driver drove to the dealer. The mechanic informed the driver that the problem can not be duplicated and the vehicle is operating as designed. The driver informed the mechanic that this problem occurs more than once and has not been resolved. Please fill in additional information.

- Moorpark, CA, USA

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