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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,070 miles

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2013 Kia Sorento fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 292014

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 38,141 miles


While driving on the freeway in light traffic at speeds around 40mph the vehicle shut off completely. I had to coast to the shoulder, put the vehicle in park and restart. The vehicle restarted completely fine. This incident has happened 3 times in the last 6 months. The vehicle is currently at a Kia dealership and they are not finding anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 122012

Sorento 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2013 Kia Sorento. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle fuel economy issues. The consumer stated she purchased the vehicle based upon claims of fuel economy. There were advertisements on the radio claiming 30 mpg. The consumer soon discovered, she was not getting anywhere near what the ads or the window sticker stated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, they found no issues. The service manager informed the consumer there was 5,000 mile break in period before she achieve the stated gas mileage, at 5,005, there was still no change.

- Westville, NJ, USA

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