really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
64,753 miles

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2008 Kia Sorento seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Kia Sorento Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Oct 102011


  • 31,700 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag off warning light illuminated intermittently. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was contacted and a complaint was filed. The contact was also advised to take the vehicle to another dealer for a second opinion. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 31,700.

- Fullerton , CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 062009

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminated even when someone was seated in the passenger seat. The dealer replaced the seat cushion three times but the failure continued. The dealer scanned the sensor but the failure continued. The contact also stated that the tire pressure monitoring system light also illuminated. The dealer cleared the memory and the light turned off for two months but illuminated again. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 45,000. Updated 5/2/11 the consumer stated he has been to the dealer numerous times, but the air bag light continues to illuminate. Updated 05/11/11

- Camp Point , IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 032009

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sorento. The contact stated the passenger's frontal air bag warning light indicating the air bag was inoperable, continuously illuminates on the dashboard. The dealer and manufacturer were both contacted and advised they were aware of the failure but would not provide a remedy for the failure. The contact was concerned that in the event of a crash, the passenger's frontal air bag would not deploy. The failure and current mileages were 10,000. The consumer stated the air bag off light would stay on when the passenger seat was occupied. Updated evoq 12/03/10.

- Kingspark, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 092009


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sorento. The passenger front air bag misclassified a small adult as a child. As a consequence in a situation that warrants, the air bags may fail to deploy. The dealer was contacted and a technician could not identify the cause of the failure. However he speculated that the seats would have to be positioned far away from the air bag in order to be operative. The failure mileage was 3,000. The current mileage was 6,900.

- Olimpia , WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302009


  • 17,863 miles
Passenger airbag light will not turn off when passenger sits in seat. Meaning the airbags will not deploy if an accident occurs. This has been happening intermittently since December 2008, the first documented time was January 2009, and has been documented five times. The only attempt to repair was to update the computer chip, which did not work. We have been told by the dealer that they will not repair this problem, which to me is a major safety issue.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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