ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,392 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Kia Sorento body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Kia Sorento:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 052016

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that the stability bar/torque bar that supports the rear suspension for the tire was not structurally sound and had extensive rust and corrosion on the piping. The parts needed to be replaced. The mechanic indicated that the manufacturer needed to provide a permanent repair or solution to repair the vehicle, and recommended that the vehicle be inspected and diagnosed by a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 10/13/16

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #2

Jul 072007


  • 50,000 miles
Kia sorrento inside door handles: Chrome peels and leaves sharp jagged edges and I cut my fingers every day.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 132005

Sorento 4WD

  • 50,175 miles
In less than a year consumer headlight went out and the back hatch window was leaking inside the vehicle every time it rained. The headlight assembly was replaced on November 30, 2004 and five minutes after the new bulb was installed it shattered. On that same date the consumer experienced problem with the clock and HVAC indicators. Updated 03/30/07.

- Frankford, DE, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?