really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,094 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Kia Sorento brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302008


  • 81,400 miles


On 4/30/08 my Kia Sorento was hit from behind on the interstate. We were pushed into the car ahead of us who also hit the car ahead of them. We were on an extended on ramp so I estimate our speed was 35 mph. As the traffic ahead of us began to stop quickly I applied my brakes, therefore the exact rate of speed at the time of impact is unknown. However we hit car enough that my daughters lid covered soft drink hit the dash. Neither of my cars front air bags deployed. My car sustained major rear and front and driver side damage. The car was totaled. Our seat belts did hold us in. However I received bruising from the seat belt in the check and waist area as weak as an injury to my right knee where it hit the lower dash area.

- Hueytown , AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 292005

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,882 miles
Car is making a weasel king of noise around 45-55 mph. Kia tried to fix the problem another problem emerged. Car shook when braking service department in Kia of the valley said that they were unable to determine what the problem was. They asked me to wait so they could consult with Kia engineers, but before I heard anything back they closed the dealer.

- Winnetka, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032005


  • miles
2005 Kia Sorento ex developed problems with the power steering.** answer required***. within a few days of owning the vehicle, the consumer noticed the clock was not working properly, there was a noise while the vehicle was cold, while turning right or backing and pulling forward, a shudder in the brake pedal, a cut in the leather passenger seat. On 4 occasions the passenger air bag sensor light dash light did not engage properly with 3 different people of different weights/heights were sitting in the seat. The power steering failed 3 times. The consumer was told the shudder in the brake pedal was normal and was a part of the ABS.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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