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KIA SORENTO - 2014 KIA SORENTO Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 72 complaints filed for the 2014 KIA SORENTO

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2014 KIA SORENTO. 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 2014 KIA SORENTO, 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) Equipment Adaptive (1) Power Train (5) Steering (5) Vehicle Speed Control (6)
Electrical System (25) Exterior Lighting (3) Seat Belts (2) Structure (6) Visibility (11)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Fuel Propulsion System (1) Seats (1) Tires (2) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine (7) Fuel System Gasoline (2) Service Brakes (6) Unknown Or Other (4) Wheels (2)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/20/2016 - SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ
UNABLE TO QUICKLY READ SPEEDOMETER NEEDLE DURING DAYLIGHT, DUE TO LACK OF CONTRAST BETWEEN NEEDLE AND BACKGROUND, RESULTING IN DANGEROUS PERIOD OF EYES OFF ROADWAY TO DETERMINE ONE'S SPEED.

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AIR BAGS

8/3/2016 - CANTON, GA
WAS GETTING READY TO MAKE A LEFT AND WAS T-BONED ON DRIVERS SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS OR SIDE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY ADJUSTER FOR INSURANCE COMPANY SAID IT LOOK LIKE THERE WAS A DEFECT IN THE SENSORS ## VIN PASSED ## KIA SORRENTO ##

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/1/2016 - SOUTHPORT, NC
THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. RANDOM BLIND SPOT BLINKING OR SOUND WHEN MAKING A RIGHT TURN. REPEATED VISITS TO STEVENSON KIA. SHOWED VIDEO OF PROBLEM. TECHNICIAN OBSERVED PROBLEM CASE #T3038955. DEALER SAYS THEY CAN,T DO ANYTHING TO SOLVE PROBLEM. SAFETY HAZARD WHEN MONITOR SOUNDS OR BLINKS WHEN THERE IS NO OBSTRUCTION

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

6/15/2016 - ANAHEIM, CA
BOUGHT A PRE-CERTIFIED USED 2016 KIA SORENTO SXL. PASSED ALL 150 INSPECTION. LESS THAN 24 HRS AFTER BUYING THE CAR, THE FOLLOWING MORNING MY PREGNANT WIFE WAS DRIVING TO WORK IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY AND ALL A SUDDEN THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. SHE WAS PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL TO THE FLOOR AND THE CAR WAS GOING 5 MPH. SHE WAS SO SCARED, SPECIALLY BEING PREGNANT, THAT THE CARS WERE GOING TO HIT HER. SHE TRIED GETTING INTO THE SHOULDER BUT SHE WAS GOING SO SLOW THAT CARS WERE ZIPPING PASS HER. THANKFULLY SHE ABLE TO GET TO THE SHOULDER. HUGE SAFETY ISSUE!!! AFTER GETTING TO A SAFE AREA, SHE TURNED THE CAR BACK OFF AND ON, THE CAR WORKED PERFECTLY FINE. TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY COULDN'T REPLICATE THE PROBLEM AND THEIR COMPUTER SENSOR COULDN'T PICK UP ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. SO LONG STORY SHORT, NOTHING WAS DONE. THERE WAS A RECALL FOR ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY FOR 2016 KIA SORENTO. THE AFFECTED SORENTO WERE BUILT FROM OCT 27, 2014 AND JAN 29, 2015. OUR CAR JUST MISSED IT BY A FEW MONTHS. I GUESS KIA IS JUST WAITING FOR A HUGE ACCIDENT FOR THEM TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I HOPE IT WOULDN'T BE US.

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STEERING

6/14/2016 - SCIO, OR
I WAS DRIVING 70 MPH DOWN HIGHWAY WHEN CAR SHUTDOWN AND STERLING LOCKED, UNABLE TO CONTROL VEHICLE. COME TO FIND OUT NEXT FEW DAYS IT WAS THE ACCELATOR THAT CAUSED IT. I HAD NO CONTROL AND ALMOST GOT KILLED BY A 18 WHEELER DRIVING IN NEXT LANE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/14/2016 - SCIO, OR
I WAS DRIVING 70 MPH DOWN HIGHWAY WHEN CAR SHUTDOWN AND STERLING LOCKED, UNABLE TO CONTROL VEHICLE. COME TO FIND OUT NEXT FEW DAYS IT WAS THE ACCELATOR THAT CAUSED IT. I HAD NO CONTROL AND ALMOST GOT KILLED BY A 18 WHEELER DRIVING IN NEXT LANE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

6/14/2016 - SCIO, OR
I WAS DRIVING 70 MPH DOWN HIGHWAY WHEN CAR SHUTDOWN AND STERLING LOCKED, UNABLE TO CONTROL VEHICLE. COME TO FIND OUT NEXT FEW DAYS IT WAS THE ACCELATOR THAT CAUSED IT. I HAD NO CONTROL AND ALMOST GOT KILLED BY A 18 WHEELER DRIVING IN NEXT LANE.

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POWER TRAIN

5/5/2016 - SENOIA, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 KIA SORENTO. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE JOLTED THREE TIMES BEFORE ACCELERATING. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL DEALER WHO INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND FOUND NO FAILURES. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON A DIFFERENT DAY. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST STEERING AND BRAKING ABILITY. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE DROVE INTO A DITCH. THE BRAKE AND STEERING ABILITY RETURNED AND THE CONTACT DROVE TO ANOTHER LOCAL DEALER WHO WAS ALSO UNABLE TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND FOLLOWED UP WITH THE DEALERS, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE CONTACT WAS TOLD TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 41,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

5/5/2016 - SENOIA, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 KIA SORENTO. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE JOLTED THREE TIMES BEFORE ACCELERATING. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL DEALER WHO INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND FOUND NO FAILURES. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON A DIFFERENT DAY. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST STEERING AND BRAKING ABILITY. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE DROVE INTO A DITCH. THE BRAKE AND STEERING ABILITY RETURNED AND THE CONTACT DROVE TO ANOTHER LOCAL DEALER WHO WAS ALSO UNABLE TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND FOLLOWED UP WITH THE DEALERS, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE CONTACT WAS TOLD TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 41,000.

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STEERING

5/5/2016 - SENOIA, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 KIA SORENTO. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE JOLTED THREE TIMES BEFORE ACCELERATING. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL DEALER WHO INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND FOUND NO FAILURES. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON A DIFFERENT DAY. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST STEERING AND BRAKING ABILITY. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE DROVE INTO A DITCH. THE BRAKE AND STEERING ABILITY RETURNED AND THE CONTACT DROVE TO ANOTHER LOCAL DEALER WHO WAS ALSO UNABLE TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND FOLLOWED UP WITH THE DEALERS, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE CONTACT WAS TOLD TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 41,000.

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