- February 13: Kia Recalls One (1) Optima to Fix Airbag Problems recalls | 6 days ago
- December 23: Kia Recalls Sportage and Sorento to Fix Trailer Brake Lights recalls | 58 days ago
- November 22: Kia Recalls Sportage SUVs After 9 Engine Fire Complaints recalls | 89 days ago
2011 Kia Sorento
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Kia really changed the design of the Sorento in the 2011 model year. Instead of a truck-like body-on-frame more capable of offroad adventures, the newest Sorento is a unibody construction and is much more crossover than sport utility. The changes brought a whole slew of problems, including a frustrating problem where the door that won’t open. Is it too late to go back?
Worst 2011 Sorento Problems by Category
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- exterior accessories problems24NHTSA complaints: 32
- engine problems16NHTSA complaints: 111
- body / paint problems14NHTSA complaints: 129
- electrical problems8NHTSA complaints: 87
- lights problems7NHTSA complaints: 23
- seat belts / air bags problems6NHTSA complaints: 64
- interior accessories problems5NHTSA complaints: 20
- transmission problems5NHTSA complaints: 39
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 61
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 130
- steering problems2NHTSA complaints: 28
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 28
- AC / heater problems1
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 81
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 10
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 5
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