1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,500 miles

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problem #2

Jul 062019

Sorento

  • 141,000 miles
Vehicle was traveling at 65 mph and the ESC light came on slowing the vehicle to 30 mph on the highway. We were almost hit from behind. This is happening 2-3 times a day. Vehicle has to be turned off and restarted every time. This is a life threatening incident waiting to happen. Taken to dealer no recall. Vehicle was in motion every time the ESC/engine light came on.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 222013

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Kia Sorento. While driving approximately 67 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle lost power. The contact stated that the mileage dropped from 67 mph to approximately 30 mph. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle pedal assembly shorted out. The throttle pedal was replaced, but the failure recurred multiple times. The contact referenced a recall on the 2016 model (NHTSA campaign number: 15V089000); however, the VIN was not included. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. Updated 09/29/16

- Louisville, KY, USA