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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2012 Kia Sorento seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 092014

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


I was in a stopped position when I was rear ended by a vehicle who was rear-ended by a 3rd vehicle. I watched my 9 year old who was buckled in the 2nd row passenger side get thrown around forwards and backwards during the first impact, I then put the car into park as we were hit a second time and I watched her get thrown around forward and backward again. The seatbelt did not engage at either point of impact.

- West Babylon, NY, USA

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