Notes: There are just too many engine stalls or shuts down while driving reports to feel good about the Sorento. Especially when those things happen, on average, at just over 32,000 miles. Hopefully things will change.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,850 miles

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2013 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 092014


  • 9,800 miles


My airbags didn't deploy when I hit a person in the rear after severely damaged front end of my vehicle and parts being shoved into the motor and the motor received a crack in the block.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 172014

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Driving down route 62 in alliance Ohio 44601 only going about 30 35 mph it sounded like a gun shot and look back and seen the panoramic window was shattered no signs of anything hitting it light traffic.

- Beloit, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 212013


  • 2,600 miles
We were westbound on us 60 in tempe AZ. When the sunroof imploded scattering glass on vehicles behind us. Lucky for us the inside shade was closed preventing the glass from coming inside. The outside temp. Was 73 the A/C was set at 70 speed was 65 mph.I contacted the Kia dealer who said they were unaware of any problems that Kia was having with the sunroofs.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 152013

Sorento 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that the driver's door would strike him in the forehead whenever entering the vehicle.the contact also stated that the edges around the door were sharp. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.

- Ormond Beach , FL, USA

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