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7.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,667 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012006

Sorento

  • 8,000 miles

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

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 Sorento 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 now repaired my brakes, including new rotors and cylinders at 8000, 16,000, 23,000, 27,000 and now again at 36,000. My mechanic says this is the worst he's ever seen, a vehicle with no brakes is a deadly weapon, even if unintended. Kia feels that they don't have to do anything about it and refuse to acknowledge this. I have complained repeatedly to Kia, they do nothing. Their consumer portion of Kia is a joke. They always say its the consumers 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 its not like im out hotrodding. Please hold this company up to us standards. From now on I will only buy american made vehicles as I feel this company has no regard for rules set by my government, they are not concerned that someone may die, they don't care.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012006

Sorento

  • 8,000 miles
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 Sorento 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 now repaired my brakes, including new rotors and cylinders at 8000, 16,000, 23,000, 27,000 and now again at 36,000. My mechanic says this is the worst he's ever seen, a vehicle with no brakes is a deadly weapon, even if unintended. Kia feels that they don't have to do anything about it and refuse to acknowledge this. I have complained repeatedly to Kia, they do nothing. Their consumer portion of Kia is a joke. They always say its the consumers 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 its not like im out hotrodding. Please hold this company up to us standards. From now on I will only buy american made vehicles as I feel this company has no regard for rules set by my government, they are not concerned that someone may die, they don't care.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #4

Dec 012006

Sorento

  • 8,000 miles
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 Sorento 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 now repaired my brakes, including new rotors and cylinders at 8000, 16,000, 23,000, 27,000 and now again at 36,000. My mechanic says this is the worst he's ever seen, a vehicle with no brakes is a deadly weapon, even if unintended. Kia feels that they don't have to do anything about it and refuse to acknowledge this. I have complained repeatedly to Kia, they do nothing. Their consumer portion of Kia is a joke. They always say its the consumers 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 its not like im out hotrodding. Please hold this company up to us standards. From now on I will only buy american made vehicles as I feel this company has no regard for rules set by my government, they are not concerned that someone may die, they don't care.

- Gretna, LA, USA

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

Jul 092006

Sorento

  • miles
I bought this car new in July 2006 it had 200 miles on it when I drove it off the lot. A week after I purchased it the brakes were smoking on the drivers front side, I took it into the dealer they said I had driven over something and it was simply burning off (yeah right) a month later they brakes started grinding I took it in they resurfaced the rotors, about 3 months later the brakes were grinding again, they replaced the rotors, about 4 months later the brakes were squealing and grinding again and I took it in they said they could find nothing wrong with it yet when I left the dealership they brakes seemed fine. In December 07 the car began to shake and make a very loud thunderous noise at take off, I took it into the dealer and they said the "propeller" or otherwise drive shaft was a recall and needed to be replaced which did not happen until January 08 because they had to order the part. Now the brakes are bad again, and the dealer now wants to charge me over $300 to fix them! outrageous and totally unbelievable!

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 182006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 15 mph under normal road conditions, the brakes locked up. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to the service dealer, who replaced the brakes. The consumer has also had problems with the vehicle's cruise control

- Girard, KS, USA

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