2011 Kia Sorento engine NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

2011 Kia Sorento (Page 2 of 2)

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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?


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,757 miles

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2011 Kia Sorento engine problems

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2011 Kia Sorento Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Dec 122010


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Kia Sorento. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated that the air conditioner shut off without warning, causing the vehicle to make a grinding noise, and the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also noticed smoke coming from under the hood of the vehicle. The dealer was notified who and advised the contact that the engine needed to be replaced. The contact did not inform the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 2000.

- Westlake Village, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 212010


  • 485 miles
7/21/10 purchased Kia sorrento ex fwd from moritz 110 ne loop 820 hurst, tx 7/22 noticed engine hesitated several times while driving sufficient that cars pulled around me. Contacted jerry simpson and jim cartwright service manager 7/26 took sorrento back and to moritz and rode with jim cartwright through residential neighborhoods. Car exhibited no hesitation 8/2 have driven sorrento to Oklahoma twice and around residential areas in the metroplex and noticed a slight hesitation. 11/8 while in 8:ooam bumper to bumper traffic East bound on hwy 820 in fort worth, tx at a slow 15mph (est) engine chugged down and then caught and then died completely and car had to be pushed out of way. Was able to restart and make it to doctors appointment then took the sorrento back to moritz Kia where we bought it and told them I wanted it fixed 11/11 not having heard from moritz Kia I called them and asked that they doucument what the found and we were going to pick up the sorrento. Which we did

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012010


  • 65 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Kia Sorento. While the contact started the ignition, there was a loud clanking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The "tire pressure" warning indicator began to flash for forty- five to fifty seconds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to duplicate the problem. The clanking noise continued to occur intermittently. The failure mileage was approximately 65.

- Sugar Land , TX, USA

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