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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,056 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.

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 052014


  • 105,280 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sorento. While driving at various speeds, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer diagnosed that the passenger seat sensor mat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 105,280.

- Lexington , SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 092011

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I hydroplaned and swerved across the street in the oncoming lane and spun out and went up a ditch and hit a tree. I was ejected from the car (I was wearing my seat belt) and my seat back broke and I was ejected out of the car through the passenger's back seat door - I broke the door with my back going through it. I fractured a vertebrae in my back and had extensive bruises everywhere and a hairline fracture in my left arm. I would not have been so severely hurt had my seat not broke and I was ejected. The side passenger air bag deployed but not the driver's side. I was told I would not have been hurt as severely had I not been ejected. I missed almost 3 weeks of work and now wear a back brace and am in constant pain.

- Newton, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 012008


  • miles
2006 Kia Sorento. I bought this vehicle new in 2006. I have replaced several headlights, taillights, turn lights, ect. My dome light is now broken and wont turn on when I open the doors. Most importantly the drivers side seat motor has now went out. After calling the dealership they advised me that its about $1,300 to fix!!!!!!! my 4-wheel drive goes in O.K. but I have to play with it to get it out. This vehicle has never had water damage or been rode hard. Yet still problem after problem!!!!!!!

- Farmersburg, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 252010


  • miles
My 2006 Kia Sorento electric driver seat will not move so I can sit comfortably. I was working fine until the 25th of July.

- Newport News , VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009


  • miles
I was in a car accident in June 2009, in a 2006 Kia Sorento. I was hit by a vehicle traveling at approximately 60-70mph. The impact was so severe, that I ended up in front of the vehicle that I was pushed into. The result of this accident was total loss of vehicle. My air bags did not deploy, and that driver side seat back broke. Doctors said that had my seat back not broke, I would not have sustained such debilitating injuries that I am not going to heal from.

- Orting, WA, USA

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