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7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,082 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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2006 Kia Sorento AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202008

Sorento

  • 9,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that the air conditioning failed to work during a heat wave. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel during this time. In addition, the clutch failed. New brake pads and rotors were installed and the contact must downshift in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle has been taken to two dealers and two mechanics. The failure mileage was 9,000 and current mileage was 43,000.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 292006

Sorento

  • 1,246 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that the interior and exterior lights would flash, the door would unlock, and the rear hatch would open automatically. The dealer replaced the computer and stated that there was a dead cell in the battery, which did not remedy the issue. A Kia representative stated that the ground wire could be the issue; therefore, the dealer replaced the ground wiring. The repair stopped the lights from flashing; however, the hatch stopped opening the very same night of the repairs. In addition, the heater fan only worked on high. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The contact is concerned that the flashing lights will distract other drivers and lead to a crash. The current mileage was 39,600 and failure mileage was 1,246.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
When the A/C turns on, a belt slips noticeably and the power dips.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

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