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2011 Kia Sorento
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Kia really changed the design of the Sorento in the 2011 model year. Instead of a truck-like body-on-frame more capable of offroad adventures, the newest Sorento is a unibody construction and is much more crossover than sport utility. The changes brought a whole slew of problems, including a frustrating problem where the door that won’t open. Is it too late to go back?
Worst 2011 Sorento Problems by Category
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- exterior accessories problems27NHTSA complaints: 32
- engine problems23NHTSA complaints: 111
- body / paint problems16NHTSA complaints: 129
- lights problems10NHTSA complaints: 23
- electrical problems8NHTSA complaints: 87
- interior accessories problems7NHTSA complaints: 20
- seat belts / air bags problems7NHTSA complaints: 64
- transmission problems7NHTSA complaints: 39
- steering problems3NHTSA complaints: 28
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 61
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 130
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 28
- AC / heater problems1
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 81
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 10
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 5
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