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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,417 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012006

Sorento

  • 8,000 miles

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

Brake problems. I have had to have extensive work on my brakes every 8000 miles. I can set my odometer by this it is so reliable. When I bought my sorrento in 2006 within the first 8000 miles the brakes went out. The dealership agreed to change the rotors for me. In 8000 miles the shoes, rotors everything was bad again. I called the dealership, they refused to fix it. I went to them and they wanted to charge an exorbitant price so I went to my usual car repair shop. They changed the brakes and as usual within 8000 miles again the brakes. I went back to my car repair shop and they said this time it was the back brakes (the first time the front). They repaired them and assured me that this should not happen again before about 30K miles. Now after 8000 miles my brakes are again bad. I have complained repeatedly to Kia, they do nothing. Their consumer portion of Kia is a joke. They always say it's the consumer's fault. My car is 3 years, and almost 4 years old and I only have 29K miles on it so I am not a rough driver, not a long distance driver and am a 50 year old woman so it's not like I'm out hotrodding.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012007

Sorento

  • 6,000 miles
Like clockwork, every 6,000 - 8,000 miles the rotors warp. Kia machined them the first 2 times, then after that said it is my driving habits and I had to pay. I have owned 15 cars in my lifetime and never had a single one warp. It causes the vehicle to shake when stopping, especially at higher speeds and I am afraid to drive out of town due to the mountainous regions that surround where I live (phoenix, AZ).

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 122006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 26,252 miles
Replaced front rotors,18,000,26,000 miles. Needs to be replaced again at 30,000 miles. Both brake lights have been replaced. Replaced rear drive shaft and installed shielded wire from tcm to transmission sensor.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

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