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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,246 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 292006


  • 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

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