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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,200 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.

2006 Kia Sorento suspension problems

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 102015


  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sorento. While driving at approximately 30 mph, the front of the vehicle shook violently, the steering wheel seized, and the brakes failed. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the universal joint failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 155,000.

- Lebanan Junction, KY, USA

problem #4

Aug 312015


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sorento. While having the vehicle inspected, it failed due to corrosion of brackets on the axle of the vehicle. The contact was informed by the technicians that the bracket on the driver side had been completely rusted off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Raven, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 122014


  • 120,000 miles
I have a 2006 Kia Sorento the rear housing axle has rusted all the way. And there is large hole from the rust and oil dripping out. And the body has is already starting to rust. This vehicle has been taken care of. I've have washed and waxed and kept it. But it didn't do any good. Kia needs to work to improve.

- Birch River, WV, USA

problem #2

Sep 062013


  • 117,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2006 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that when starting the engine, he heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle and also when braking. The contact stated that the rear frame axle was rusted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the stabilizer rear mount had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the problem. The failure mileage was 117,000. Kmj

- Spruce Pine, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 252013


  • 64,000 miles
During a turn in a mall parking lot there was a loud noise from the left front side, it turned out to be a rusted through lower control arm for the left wheel. There was no warning of this, and because we live in a northern state, where road salt is a concern, this should be something that Kia addresses.

- Oneida, NY, USA

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