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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 062008

Sorento

  • miles

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

I have a 2006 Kia Sorento, the rotors keep failing. As of this date I have had the rotors replaced twice and turned once. They need to be replaced again. The last time I had them replaced was in December 2008. On average I have to have them replaced or turned every 8 - 9 months. I have reported it to the BBB and to Kia. Kia refuses to put it on recall stating that the safety highway commission has to request the recall. I am not the only one who has this problem but am the only one who is truly concerned. Please help me.

- Rocky Mount, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

Sorento

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Brand new 2006 Kia Sorento - brakes started shaking after about 2,000 miles. At 8,000 miles the car would not stop. I was driving at about 45 mph and entering a turn lane. The light ahead was about to turn red. As I braked, it sounded like the wheels were spinning and the car would not stop. There was a heavy clanking noise and then the car finally stopped (while I was halfway into the intersection.) when the light turned green, I gently applied the gas and the tires sounded like they were spinning again and the car would not move for about 3-5 seconds. I immediately took my car into the dealership. They called me 3 hours later and said the car was fixed. They replaced both front rotors and did not have an explanation as to why the tiles spun when I applied the gas at the stop light.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

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