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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,422 miles

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2008 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012014


  • 85,422 miles


Auto has a dashboard alert when someone sits in the passenger seat. The warning light goes out and there by arming the passenger side air bag. If this light doesn't go out, the airbag system on the passenger side will not activate. I went to the Kia dealer to confirm this is what would happen. He said if the light stays on, the system will not activate. He stated that it was becoming a problem in my model of Kia. It is approximately $2,000 to repair. To me this is a safety concern worthy of further action by your Agency.

- Everett, WA, USA

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