2011 Kia Sorento accessories - exterior NHTSA complaints: Visibility/Wiper

NHTSA — Visibility/Wiper Problems

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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?


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,200 miles

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2011 Kia Sorento accessories - exterior problems

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2011 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 132013

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 53,200 miles


I was drive eastbound on I-70 in Colorado in the mountains near the eisenhower tunnel at 2:40pm. There was no one in front of me on the road. Traffic was light. It was approximately 5 degrees F. I heard a loud bang and pulled over. I got out of the car. The front sunroof on my Kia Sorento exploded outward. Glass was pointing upwards. Nothing hit my car. It just happened. Glass was in a million little pieces. Luckily the inside shade was closed, otherwise glass would have fallen all over me and my son (in the back seat). I cleaned up the glass as best as I could. We called Kia roadside assistance, but ended up driving to the next town and getting some cardboard to temporarily keep the wind out, and drove home. We are waiting to see if Kia will cover it under warranty.

- Parker, CO, USA

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