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KIA BORREGO - 2009 KIA BORREGO Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 52 complaints filed for the 2009 KIA BORREGO

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2009 KIA BORREGO. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2009 KIA BORREGO, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (4) Exterior Lighting (6) Seat Belts (5) Steering (7) Unknown Or Other (1)
Electrical System (6) Fuel Propulsion System (1) Seats (3) Structure (4) Vehicle Speed Control (2)
Electronic Stability Control (5) Fuel System Gasoline (5) Service Brakes (5) Suspension (2) Visibility (2)
Engine (1) Parking Brake (1) Service Brakes Hydraulic (4) Tires (2) Wheels (1)
Equipment (1) Power Train (7)

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POWER TRAIN

9/1/2016 - CHICAGO, IL
THIS PAST TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTING BECAME ERRATIC, IN PARTICULAR, AND AMONG OTHER ISSUES, HOLDING ON TO 3RD GEAR AND REFUSING TO UP SHIFT OR DOWN SHIFT PROPERLY. THERE WERE A FEW TIMES IN WHICH WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STAND-STILL + A STOP LIGHT AND/OR 4-WAY-STOP INTERSECTION, FOR EXAMPLE + THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT UP FROM 1ST GEAR OR WOULD START ON 3RD GEAR AND WOULD NOT DOWN SHIFT DOWN TO 2ND NOR UP SHIFT TO 4TH. BIZARRE AND DANGEROUS TO SAY THE LEAST, AS IT WAS A STOP-AND-GO TRAFFIC SITUATION. ON TWO OTHER OCCASIONS, WHILE DRIVING AT OVER 35 MPH OR SO, THE ENGINE WOULD SHIFT VERY ABRUPTLY FROM 3RD TO 4TH GEAR, AND THEN WOULD DOWN SHIFT BACK TO 3RD GEAR. THE SECOND TIME THIS HAPPENED I PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO SHUT DOWN THE CAR. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO SO AFTER FIVE MINUTES OR SO I RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND HEADED HOME. UPON EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, I HAVE FOUND THAT THIS IS A WELL-KNOWN ISSUE, DOCUMENTED BY MANY KIA BORREGO V8 OWNERS, AND ONE THAT HAS NOT BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A RECALL, EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMS TO BE A DEFECTIVE COMPONENT ISSUE AND IT HAS LED TO MANY UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS DRIVING SITUATIONS. I HAVE FOUND MANY COMPLAINTS ON THIS PARTICULAR KIA BORREGO V8 MODEL THROUGHOUT KIA OWNERS+ FORUMS AND EVEN ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE. I ALSO FOUND ONLINE THE KIA TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 035 [REV1, 3/7/11], WHICH DOCUMENTS THE ISSUE TO A T. I HAVE SINCE WRITTEN AN EXTENSIVE LETTER TO KIA, EXPLAINING THE PROBLEM AND GIVING THEM REFERENCE LINKS. HOPEFULLY THEY TAKE ACTION AND THE IDEAL THING WOULD BE TO CLASSIFY THIS ISSUE AS A RECALL AND HAVE KIA REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PART AND PICK UP THE TAB. IT IS MADDENING THAT A KNOWN ISSUE WITH WHAT SEEMS TO BE A ECTI COMPONENT IS OVERLOOKED AND CUSTOMERS ARE LEFT HANGING WITH A RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE TAB. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED TSB.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/3/2016 - LAWTEY, FL
THE ELECTRIC CONTROL ARM ON THE DRIVER SEAT THAT LIFTS AND MOVES THE FORWARD AND BACKWARD COMES UNHOOKED CAUSING THE SEAT TO DROP TO LOWEST POSITION WHILE DRIVING. THIS CAN B A SAFETY HAZARD BY CAUSING THE DRIVER TO PRESS THE ACCELERATOR WHILE DRIVING IF THE ARM SHOULD COME UNHOOKED AND SEAT FALL TO LOWEST POSITION. THE PICTURE ATTACHED IS THE HEAD OF THE ARM AND BRACKET IT CONNECTS TO. I CURRENTLY HAVE A BOLT IN IT TO HOLD IT TOGETHER

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SEATS

8/3/2016 - LAWTEY, FL
THE ELECTRIC CONTROL ARM ON THE DRIVER SEAT THAT LIFTS AND MOVES THE FORWARD AND BACKWARD COMES UNHOOKED CAUSING THE SEAT TO DROP TO LOWEST POSITION WHILE DRIVING. THIS CAN B A SAFETY HAZARD BY CAUSING THE DRIVER TO PRESS THE ACCELERATOR WHILE DRIVING IF THE ARM SHOULD COME UNHOOKED AND SEAT FALL TO LOWEST POSITION. THE PICTURE ATTACHED IS THE HEAD OF THE ARM AND BRACKET IT CONNECTS TO. I CURRENTLY HAVE A BOLT IN IT TO HOLD IT TOGETHER

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SERVICE BRAKES

4/1/2016 - LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA BORREGO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ON THE PASSENGER'S SIDE REAR FAILED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE NEED TO BE ADJUSTED AND THE STOP LAMP SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V114000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC).THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,452.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

4/1/2016 - LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA BORREGO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ON THE PASSENGER'S SIDE REAR FAILED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE NEED TO BE ADJUSTED AND THE STOP LAMP SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V114000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC).THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,452.

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STEERING

4/1/2016 - LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA BORREGO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ON THE PASSENGER'S SIDE REAR FAILED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE NEED TO BE ADJUSTED AND THE STOP LAMP SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V114000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC).THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,452.

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POWER TRAIN

2/22/2016 - SPRINGVILLE, TN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA BORREGO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE AS ALL OF THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO THE PARK POSITION AND WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO SHIFT THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DRIVE POSITION THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SHIFT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 29,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/22/2016 - SPRINGVILLE, TN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA BORREGO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE AS ALL OF THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO THE PARK POSITION AND WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO SHIFT THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DRIVE POSITION THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SHIFT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 29,000.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2/17/2016 - CONNEAUTVILLE, PA
THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME AN INCIDENT OF THIS NATURE OCCURRED. WE HAVE OWNED THIS VEHICLE FOR LESS THAN 2 YEARS. BOTH TIMES, WHILE DRIVING, MULTIPLE LIGHTS INCLUDING ABS, ESC OFF, EMERGENCY BRAKES, AND DOWNHILL BRAKING ASSIST COME ON. MILEAGE, GEAR, AND SPEEDOMETER STOP WORKING SO YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SPEED YOU ARE TRAVELING SUDDENLY. VEHICLE SPEEDS WERE AT ABOUT 40 AND 45 MPH ON CLEAR ROADS. ONCE THE VEHICLE IS STOPPED, YOU CAN ONLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL GEAR OR DRIVE AND THE KEY CAN NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION, ALTHOUGH THE ENGINE CAN BE TURNED OFF. THE BRAKES APPEAR TO CONTINUE WORKING, ALTHOUGH BOTH TIMES, I WAS ABLE TO SLOW THE VEHICLE SIGNIFICANTLY ONCE I NOTICED ALL OF THE LIGHTS ON AND LACK OF SPEEDOMETER. THERE IS NO WAY TO REVERSE THE VEHICLE ONCE THIS OCCURS. AFTER THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED, WE WERE TOLD IT WAS THE ABS MODULE. KIA SERVICE WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE LIGHT CODES AND HAD TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH KIA OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL DAYS TO DIAGNOSE THE VEHICLE THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED. IT WAS REPLACED 1 YEAR AND 20 DAYS AGO BY A KIA DEALERSHIP AND FAILED AGAIN TODAY. KIA SERVICE IS NOT ABLE TO TELL US IF THE ABS MODULE SHOULD FAIL REPEATEDLY OR WHAT WOULD CAUSE IT TO FAIL REPEATEDLY.

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SERVICE BRAKES

2/17/2016 - CONNEAUTVILLE, PA
THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME AN INCIDENT OF THIS NATURE OCCURRED. WE HAVE OWNED THIS VEHICLE FOR LESS THAN 2 YEARS. BOTH TIMES, WHILE DRIVING, MULTIPLE LIGHTS INCLUDING ABS, ESC OFF, EMERGENCY BRAKES, AND DOWNHILL BRAKING ASSIST COME ON. MILEAGE, GEAR, AND SPEEDOMETER STOP WORKING SO YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SPEED YOU ARE TRAVELING SUDDENLY. VEHICLE SPEEDS WERE AT ABOUT 40 AND 45 MPH ON CLEAR ROADS. ONCE THE VEHICLE IS STOPPED, YOU CAN ONLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL GEAR OR DRIVE AND THE KEY CAN NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION, ALTHOUGH THE ENGINE CAN BE TURNED OFF. THE BRAKES APPEAR TO CONTINUE WORKING, ALTHOUGH BOTH TIMES, I WAS ABLE TO SLOW THE VEHICLE SIGNIFICANTLY ONCE I NOTICED ALL OF THE LIGHTS ON AND LACK OF SPEEDOMETER. THERE IS NO WAY TO REVERSE THE VEHICLE ONCE THIS OCCURS. AFTER THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED, WE WERE TOLD IT WAS THE ABS MODULE. KIA SERVICE WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE LIGHT CODES AND HAD TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH KIA OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL DAYS TO DIAGNOSE THE VEHICLE THE FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED. IT WAS REPLACED 1 YEAR AND 20 DAYS AGO BY A KIA DEALERSHIP AND FAILED AGAIN TODAY. KIA SERVICE IS NOT ABLE TO TELL US IF THE ABS MODULE SHOULD FAIL REPEATEDLY OR WHAT WOULD CAUSE IT TO FAIL REPEATEDLY.

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