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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,381 miles

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2015 Kia Sorento miscellaneous problems

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2015 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 122015


  • 25 miles


The SUV has been having white smoke coming from tailpipe and the car has been pulling. It makes ugly noise when we try to accelerate on the freeway and pulls. The oil light isn't coming on to tell us when the oil is low even if it's not time for a pil change. We seem to notice that the car is burning oil more frequently than a normal vehicle. Also notice sludge when we check the oil even if we had just had a oil change it seems to come back. The dealer keeps telling me there is nothing wrong with it. They tell me they can't find anything wrong.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 252015


  • 5,000 miles
Back passenger soor only opens under extreme pulling on handle or pushing from inside hard...the inside frame comes loose and then we bank it back in place with ones time, ,,,it sticks again!! vehicle parked of course.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Mar 012016


  • 20,500 miles
Sooo many complaints of Kia doors not opening from the inside. Kia is not issuing a voluntary recall of this. They should asap! as soon as someone's car catches fire and they can't get the doors open, there will be serious lawsuits. If you are under warranty when this happens, you are good to go. But one by one, the doors stop working....and if out of warranty, dealers want $400+ per door lock. It would behoove Kia to fix these asap before some child gets trapped inside. Go to and you will see all the complaints.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 232015


  • 12,000 miles
Driving on mild summer day (~70). lightly-packed cartop carrier affixed properly/safely to Kia crossbars (installed by Kia). Driving on interstate highway with "passing lane" traffic (about 75mph). Running ac at about 70 inside, with all windows up. Panoramic sunroof closed, with inner soft sunshade also closed. About three hours into five hour drive. Suddenly, without any visual warning (e.g., rock, shard), we hear an *explosion* sound from above, along with the sound of glass clanging everywhere and the rush of highway air. I quickly switch my hazards on, decelerate, and pull off the road as quickly as I can. I noticed that no neighboring vehicles as much as flinched during the incident, nor did anyone stop... as if nothing appeared to have happened externally from their point of view. When we got out to investigate, we saw that the front major pane of the panoramic sunroof had completely shattered center-out, probably about 2sqft of glass missing. Notably, several edges around the newly-formed hole were upturned. Those are all the details I can remember. My very strong belief is that the sunroof exploded without any external debris involved. The position of the cartop carrier relative to the hole, my vehicle's position relative to other cars/trucks (not terribly close), the fact that I saw no object hurtling toward the vehicle prior to the incident, the fact that no object was found in between the roof and the inner sunshade, the fact that no other cars/trucks behind me reacted... all the signs point to something simply being wrong with the vehicle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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