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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45 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

problem #1

Mar 042005

Sorento 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles


The "passenger airbag off" light remain lit even with an adult in the passenger seat. I have only owned the 2005 Kia Sorento ex for 2 days and everytime a passenger is in the seat they must try to reposition themselves and then you turn off the ignition and restart the engine before light will go off. I have seen this issue posted on some Kia discussion forums and so far dealers have no answer to the problem.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

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