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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,781 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Kia Sorento engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 152011

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 15,500 miles

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

At highway speeds, vehicle check engine light comes on and the power from accelerator greatly reduces. Appears to go into 1st gear, and vehicle only able to drive at 5mph. Stopped car on shoulder, turned engine off and parked. Restarted vehicle with no power or transmission problems; check engine light remained on. After 5 minutes of driving, repeat in activities. Occurred 5 times within 20 mile drive. Very unsafe to have occur on highway.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 132011

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
During acceleration, the "ESC off" light comes on, the "check engine" light comes on, and I lose power simultaneously. When I turn the car off and restart it, the ESC off light does not come back but the check engine light stays on. This happened 3 times on during my hour commute to work. If I was in a passing situation or were in the middle of crossing traffic, this would have been a serious safety concern.

- Logansport, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 072007

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,843 miles
Well bought this new Kia Sorento on 01-06-07 well noticed on 01-07-07 a tciking noice comming from engine brought it back I on Monday 01-08-07 service manager at world Kia iof las vegas says its new needs to E broke in then I get a recall notice fix on 02-23-07 fre of course now on 4-23-07 brought back in the ticking noice got worse replace lifeters tensinor assy almost a complete over haul on engine at 1843 miles fixed then on 6-29-07 the upper raidator hose blows at 3049 miles ask why service manager kevin blackwell ays they dont know I brougth this back not even one day to get my other vechile back well they say you signed the new car note this SUV has 3350 miles on now and with this amount of work already that has ben dont I cant even get a good geal on a trade once they run a carfax report it will show this is a problem SUV so who wants it my opion the dealer gives me back my money in full of what I paid for it let him have his problem SUV

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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