fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,952 miles

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2003 Kia Sorento suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 122006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,903 miles


: the contact stated while driving various speeds a noise and a vibration was noticed. Upon further inspection, unusual wear on the inner tread of the front tires was also noticed. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Updated 9/11/2006 - the left front strut was noisy due to loose bottom strut bolt. The dealer tightened end and secured bolt. The consumer felt vibration in brake pedal when reversing and making turns. The dealer resurfaced the brake rotors and pads. The vibration returned. The dealer indicated that the rotors were warped and replaced them. The vehicle's engine made noise. The dealer adjusted all the belts. The cd player would not eject properly.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

May 112005

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front axle causes tires to wear faster on the inside. Significant wear differences between inside and outside of the tires. From the front of the vehicle it is apparent that the tires are not in line vertically. Vehicle is regularly serviced with records available. In April, contact was told by dealer that the tires needed aligned and they were aligned. At this time the tires are significantly worn on the inside and need replaced. Tires were replaced on 5/11/05. Tires have 26,000 miles on them.

- Daytona Beach , FL, USA

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