Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: As long as catastrophic engine failure at under 60,000 miles is the top owner complaint, it'll be pretty hard to recommend the 2012 Sorento.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20 miles

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2012 Kia Sorento body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082012

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Kia Sorento. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal but the brakes would not respond. The failure recurred while driving at various speeds. The contact had to apply excessive pressure to the brakes for the vehicle to stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing three times. The technician was unable to diagnose a failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20...updated 11/01/12 updated updated 11/02/2012

- Canyon Lake, TX, USA

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