2016 Kia Sorento lights NHTSA complaints: Exterior Lighting

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,101 miles

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2016 Kia Sorento lights problems

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2016 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 082016


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Kia Sorento. While driving various speeds, the head lamps flickered and turned off without warning. The contact was given a loaner vehicle to drive, but the same failure occurred. The manufacturer was notified, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Monett, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 252015


  • 7,800 miles
No accident or any such thing has happened yet but I think something should be done about the headlights as they are too easily covered with mud while driving on wet roads. I was driving to another city 2 hours away and it got dark out and when I noticed I couldn't really see ahead of me very far and I know the headlights on this car are amazing. So I stopped and sure enough the headlights were all covered with spatter from other vehicles tires splashing the wet road up onto them. Finally after clearin the mud off of the headlights I could see again far in front of me. But not even 30 minutes later did I have to stop again to clear off the headlights so I could see in front of me.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #2

Sep 012015


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Kia Sorento. While driving at 60 mph, the steering wheel seized. In addition, the contact stated that the low beam head lamps were activated, but the interior dome light, head lamps, rear lamps, and instrument panel failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering console needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the dealer was unable to diagnose or repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Jena, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242015


  • 2,604 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Kia Sorento. While driving 65 mph with the high beams activated, the contact attempted to switch to the low beams and the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,604.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

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