fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,127 miles

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2015 Kia Sorento electrical problems

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2015 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 162016


  • 30,400 miles


Returning from a trip to California, the Kia had just turned over 30000 miles on the ks turnpike when the engine oil light came on. We stopped and checked the oil, it was fine. We had had the oil changed before the trip so it had less than 3000 miles. After checking the oil, we resumed the trip. Within a mile we heard a knocking sound, the car died, we pulled over and the car engine was on fire. Called 911, within 15 minutes the firemen arrived and extinguished the fire. One of the firemen said it looked electrical and seemed to be centered in the front of the engine, the fan blades were melted and all wires and all rubber hosing melted. Kia refused to cover the warranty and the insurance company said the car was totaled. I've enclosed picture of the fire and the damage.

- Pleasant Hill, IA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012015


  • 4,000 miles
Tire pressure sensor did not light up at any time while driving on 95 in rush hour morning traffic forewarning me of any problem with my front right passenger side tire which tire somehow immediately completely deflated while driving. I immediately pulled over to the right side of road and called for road side assistance. The tire pressure sensor did night light up until the tow truck driver removed the flat tire from my vehicle. When vehicle was take to mccafferty in langhorne, service manager advised me that I should have had the tire checked out as soon as the tire pressure sensor lit up and it would have avoided complete deflation. The tire pressure sensor did not illuminate at any time until the flat tire was removed from the vehicle. A replacement tire will now cost me $ $159.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212014


  • 1,980 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Kia Sorento. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle experienced a power loss and the engine stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed an alternator and it was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 1,980.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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