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

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2012 Kia Sorento drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262011


  • 125 miles


I was starting off from stop sign and felt and heard a loud thud from the engine area. Immediately the 2012 Sorento lost power and would not shift. It would continue to move at about 5 mph. The engine did not stop. I stopped the vehicle and restarted but with the same symptoms. Being very close to the dealer, I took it in. The sales dept has agreed to find another vehicle and replace this one. I'm not so sure...

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

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