2016 Kia Sorento steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,555 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2016 Kia Sorento steering problems

steering problem

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2016 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Nov 092015


  • 80,120 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Kia Sorento. While driving forward at various speeds, the vehicle veered to the left or right independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,120....updated 02/19/16

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 082015


  • 100 miles
In motion, on a straight road, on the crown or not, no wind, dry pavement---the electronic steering constantly has the driver making steering corrections.it is a small correction but constant right or left. It is impossible to hold the wheel in one position and travel that lane.unlike my last sixty years of driving! more noticeable on the highway

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 302015


  • 2,000 miles
While traveling at highway speeds, the Sorento constantly sways back and forth. It is extremely difficult to keep the vehicle traveling in a straight line. I took the vehicle in for this concern and they said the tire air pressure was too high, so they released some of the nitrogen from all 4 tires. I took the vehicle out again a week later on a trip and there was no change. I asked the dealer and they admitted that some of their other Kia models have this same complaint by their owners and there is nothing Kia can do. This is a serious safety concern.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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