pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,171 miles

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2016 Kia Sorento miscellaneous problems

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2016 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012016


  • miles


2016 Kia Sorento smells like vinegar or rotten spoil egg. Took it to where I got it from and they want me to pay $99 to air out the car. I refuse to pay that. My car is not the only one doing it I see other Kia's are doing it and the seat belt sometime don't go back and gets stuck in the door. This is a Kia problem that I shouldn;T have to pay for

- Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 212016


  • 9,300 miles
The vehicle while traveling at various speeds will violently and suddenly try to momentarily move either left or right from its normal straight ahead forward moving position. The movement is much like when a car experiences a very strong gust of wind from the side when traveling at higher speeds, except in these cases there is no outside forces involved. These events seem to be random when they occur with no braking or human movement to the steering wheel in any way. The effect of the event causes the vehicle to move out of the normal straight line forward travel lane suddenl and without any advance notice, which is a very scary and unsafe situation. The event discribed happens can occur at mid to higher speeds and on all types of streets, but is most dangerous when it occurs at the higher speeds or in inter city close contact areas.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 102016


  • 10,300 miles
With keyless entry/on/off when engine turned off car rolls away as there is no interlock assuring me that trans was put into park properly.

- Bradley Beach, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 112015


  • 1,083 miles
2016 Kia sorrento purchased on June 30, 2015. Time line 6/30/2015- purchased vehicle at fredy Kia in houston, Texas. 7/3/15- started having issues with indicator lights/brought in car to dealership 7/11/15- vehicle would not shift gears and was unmovable. I had to get it towed to dealership. Numerous indicator lights were on. 7/11/15-7/14/15- vehicle was in the shop at fredy Kia in houston Texas. I had to rent a car. 7/14/15- picked vehicle up and one indicator light still came on (showed the customer service manager) 7/16/15- all indicator lights, including check engine lights started coming on, the air conditioner began blowing hot air and car shut off again. Car was towed to westside Kia for service.

- Katy, TX, USA

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