definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,977 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento lights problems

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

May 132010


  • miles


This 2006 Kia Sorento has other electrical issues other than just the brake switch. We are constantly replacing the bulbs in the headlights, tail lights, brake lights and parking lights. This is become a complete pain in the neck. I feel it is a safety issue since how my lights go out for no apparent reason. We have also noticed that during the day when we are not using the dash lights that when we apply the brakes the dash lights come on and so do the parking lights. The fact that I drive around without knowing when my lights are blown or not can create a terrible accident. Please look into this further.

- Belton, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 212009


  • miles
I have a 2006 Kia Sorento. I bought the car brand new. Since that time I have had to change the exterior front and back lights a least 3-4 times. The interior light has been change 1 time and the ac control panel goes off and on. The car has been evaluated 2 times while they were changing bulbs and nothing was found. I have spoken to another Sorento owner and she has had the same problems. Kia response to my complaint is they believe it is because the bulb is not their brand. The first couple of times I had them replaced with the bulbs and they did not last. I am filing a complaint because I believe this is a recall problem and I am afraid of what might happen next. If you have an questions you may contact me.

- Del Valle , TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 152009


  • 28,000 miles
2006 Kia Sorento - the headlights keep going out because of some kind of short or engineering flaw. Normal repair is to tap the lights and they come back on, however this is very dangerous as when they shut off cannot be controlled and could cause an accident. There are other Kia owners online complaining of the same thing. My headlight bulbs are not burned out, and have not been replaced a fellow Kia Sorento owner with the same problem showed me how to fix the problem.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #3

Apr 012009


  • miles


I have replaced all exterior lights most of them have been my low beams. It has been well over 10 times and it hasn't just been one side. Also, I have replaced all other exterior lights in the last few years. This has been going on within a couple of months of purchasing the car new in Jan. 2006. The service department never could find any problems. I don't think the lights should be replaced not at least in the extent I have.

- Tallevast, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 162009


  • 49,500 miles
Replaced driver and passenger headlight on January 3, 2009 with hi-performance sylvania headlights after initial headlights burnt out. The new headlights went out one by one on February 16th and 18th. Have also replaced tail-light bulbs three times. Interior dome light works on occasion and points towards a short.

- St Albans, WV, USA

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problem #1

Jan 012007


  • 8,000 miles
I have replaced well over 10 headlight bulbs in my Kia Sorento. I'm a fanatic about making sure my car is in the best of order. Once a bulb is out it is replaced the same day. At first I thought, "yeah bulbs burn out, " but come on already. I have every receipt showing how many I have bought and replaced. What gives? dome lights, tail lights and such have been replaced too however there have been way more low-beam light bulbs replaced then I believe is normal.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

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