The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2013 Kia Sorento, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Scope and Timeliness

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ17003

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: May 18, 2017
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Spontaneous Sunroof Breakage

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA14002

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: May 12, 2014
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Visibility:Sun Roof Assembly

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Panoramic Sunroof Breakage

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE13035

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 21, 2013
    • Date Closed: May 21, 2014
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Visibility:Sun Roof Assembly

    Summary: There is no summary currently available