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KIA SORENTO - 2014 KIA SORENTO Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 50 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 (2) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Service Brakes (3) Tires (2) Visibility (8)
Electrical System (17) Power Train (4) Steering (1) Unknown Or Other (6) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine (5) Seat Belts (1) Structure (6) Vehicle Speed Control (4) Wheels (1)
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/15/2015 - KATY, TX
LEFT 2014 SORENTO SXL AT AIRPORT PARKING AND FLEW TO ANOTHER CITY FOR ONE WEEK. CAME BACK TO FIND VEHICLE WILL NOT START. BATTERY WAS DEAD. I SPRAINED MY BACK TRYING TO OPEN THE SUV TRUNK FROM INSIDE AS THERE WAS NO POWER AVAILABLE TO RELEASE THE TRUNK LOCK. FIVE (5) SIMILAR EVENTS HAVE HAPPENED TO ME, ONE OF THEM AT THE KIA DEALERSHIP AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM. IN RESEARCHING THE WEB, IT SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM THAT KIA HAS NOT RESOLVED AND MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED WITH BATTERY DRAIN WITHIN 3 TO 5 DAYS OF LEAVING THE CAR IN THE GARAGE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

2/26/2015 - CEDAR PARK, TX
APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH AGO MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON (P2098) IN MY 2014 KIA SORENTO EX V6 GDI WITH ABOUT 11,000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. I TOOK IT IN TO KIA. THEY STATED IT WAS A KINKED WIRE. LAST WEEK, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT RETURNS (P2098). IT WAS CHECKED THIS TIME AND A REASON COULD NOT BE FOUND. A TECHLINE FOLDER WAS OPENED AND IT WAS RESEARCHED WITH KIA ENGINEERS WHO SAID THEY ARE AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM IN OTHER SORENTOS. THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM AND I AM TO CONTINUE TO TAKE MY SORENTO TO THE DEALER WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURNS ON SO THAT THEY HAVE A RECORD OF IT. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO LET US KNOW WHEN A SOLUTION HAS BEEN FOUND SO IT CAN BE REPAIRED. I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS IS GOING TO GO ON BEFORE A FIX IS IN PLACE.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

2/3/2015 - WILLARD, UT
DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY THIS MORNING I HEARD A VERY LOUD NOISE AND THEN MY SUNROOF SHATTERED. IT WAS THE BACK PORTION OF THE PANORAMIC SUNROOF AND IT COMPLETELY SHATTERED. SOME SMALL GLASS PARTICLES FELL INTO THE CAR, BUT MOST OF THE GLASS STAYED ATTACHED. I PULLED OVER AND CALLED HWY PATROL THINKING SOMEONE MUST HAVE THROWN SOMETHING AT MY CAR. I WAS NOT CLOSE TO ANY OTHER VEHICLES. MAYBE IT WAS ALREADY COMPROMISED BY A ROCK CHIP OR SOMETHING?? THANK GOODNESS MY BABY WAS NOT WITH ME AS HER CAR SEAT IS DIRECTLY BELOW THE SUNROOF. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND IT WILL COST $2300 TO FIX. I AM NOW IN A RENTAL FOR 4-5 DAYS WHILE IT IS REPAIRED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

2/3/2015 - WILLARD, UT
DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY THIS MORNING I HEARD A VERY LOUD NOISE AND THEN MY SUNROOF SHATTERED. IT WAS THE BACK PORTION OF THE PANORAMIC SUNROOF AND IT COMPLETELY SHATTERED. SOME SMALL GLASS PARTICLES FELL INTO THE CAR, BUT MOST OF THE GLASS STAYED ATTACHED. I PULLED OVER AND CALLED HWY PATROL THINKING SOMEONE MUST HAVE THROWN SOMETHING AT MY CAR. I WAS NOT CLOSE TO ANY OTHER VEHICLES. MAYBE IT WAS ALREADY COMPROMISED BY A ROCK CHIP OR SOMETHING?? THANK GOODNESS MY BABY WAS NOT WITH ME AS HER CAR SEAT IS DIRECTLY BELOW THE SUNROOF. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND IT WILL COST $2300 TO FIX. I AM NOW IN A RENTAL FOR 4-5 DAYS WHILE IT IS REPAIRED.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

1/28/2015 - BAYTOWN, TX
WE WERE DRIVING WHEN SUDDENLY THE SUNROOF EXPLODED VIOLENTLY AND ALL GLASS FELL ON US.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

1/27/2015 - HOLLY SPRINGS, NC
SPEEDOMETER NEEDLE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE DURING SUNNY DAYS. THE NEEDLE IS TOO NARROW AND A POOR COLOR CHOICE FOR THE BACKGROUND. THIS IS DANGEROUS NOT KNOWING YOUR SPEED AND HAVING TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD TOO LONG TO TRY TO READ IT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/27/2015 - HOLLY SPRINGS, NC
SPEEDOMETER NEEDLE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE DURING SUNNY DAYS. THE NEEDLE IS TOO NARROW AND A POOR COLOR CHOICE FOR THE BACKGROUND. THIS IS DANGEROUS NOT KNOWING YOUR SPEED AND HAVING TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD TOO LONG TO TRY TO READ IT.

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ENGINE

1/24/2015 - SAEGERTOWN, PA
AUG 5 2014 WAS DRIVING HOME ENGINE JUST STOPPED, WHICH MAKES BRAKING AND STEERING VERY DIFFICULT. GOT ENGINE STARTED AFTER A FEW TRIES ,DROVE HOME WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. CALLED KIA, HAD TOWED TO LOCAL DEALER. DEALER COULD NOT FIND ANY CODES OR PROBLEMS. MILEAGE 9500. ON JAN 7 2015 CAR WOULD NOT START IN PARKING LOT AT WORK. MANAGED TO GET STARTED, DROVE 500 YARDS AND ENGINE QUIT AT A STOP LIGHT. RESTARTED ENGINE, STARTED UP A HILL AND AFTER 500 YARDS OR SO ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AGAIN CONTINUED HOME WITHOUT INCIDENT. ON JAN 7 2015 LEFT WORK, ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AND CONTINUED ON. AFTER 8 MILES ENGINE QUIT WHILE TRAVELING UP A SLOPE ON SNOW COVERED ROAD. CAR SLID BACKWARDS INTO A DITCH. RESTARTED AGAIN, PULLED THE CAR FROM DITCH, CONTINUED ON. AFTER A MILE, ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AND CONTINUED HOME WITHOUT INCIDENT . MILEAGE 14000. CALLED KIA UPON ARRIVING HOME. THEY ARRANGED A LOANER CAR FOR US AND WE TOOK SORENTO TO LOCAL DEALER AGAIN. DEALER PUT 30 MILES ON CAR WITHOUT INCIDENT AND CHECKED COMPUTER FOR CODES. NONE FOUND. KIA ENGINEERING INSTRUCTED THEM TO CHECK ALL GROUNDS. NO PROBLEMS FOUND. KIA ENGINEERING IS CURRENTLY SENDING A DATA RECORDER TO DEALER FOR INSTALLATION ON CAR FOR 30 DAYS TO MONITOR SYSTEMS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM SO DATA RECORDER CAN PICK UP THE PROBLEM. ONLY PROBLEM IS WE ARE SCARED TO DRIVE THE CAR FOR FEAR OF A MAJOR ACCIDENT. KIA DOES NOT SEEM CONCERNED AT ALL ABOUT OUR WELL BEING OR ANYONE ELSE'S SHOULD WE BE IN OR CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. KIA ACTUALLY TOLD US THEY WERE NOT WORRIED ABOUT HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS. MIND YOU WE LIVE IN NORTHWEST PA. THE WEATHER IS LESS THAN HOSPITABLE MUCH OF THE TIME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

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SERVICE BRAKES

1/24/2015 - SAEGERTOWN, PA
AUG 5 2014 WAS DRIVING HOME ENGINE JUST STOPPED, WHICH MAKES BRAKING AND STEERING VERY DIFFICULT. GOT ENGINE STARTED AFTER A FEW TRIES ,DROVE HOME WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. CALLED KIA, HAD TOWED TO LOCAL DEALER. DEALER COULD NOT FIND ANY CODES OR PROBLEMS. MILEAGE 9500. ON JAN 7 2015 CAR WOULD NOT START IN PARKING LOT AT WORK. MANAGED TO GET STARTED, DROVE 500 YARDS AND ENGINE QUIT AT A STOP LIGHT. RESTARTED ENGINE, STARTED UP A HILL AND AFTER 500 YARDS OR SO ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AGAIN CONTINUED HOME WITHOUT INCIDENT. ON JAN 7 2015 LEFT WORK, ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AND CONTINUED ON. AFTER 8 MILES ENGINE QUIT WHILE TRAVELING UP A SLOPE ON SNOW COVERED ROAD. CAR SLID BACKWARDS INTO A DITCH. RESTARTED AGAIN, PULLED THE CAR FROM DITCH, CONTINUED ON. AFTER A MILE, ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AND CONTINUED HOME WITHOUT INCIDENT . MILEAGE 14000. CALLED KIA UPON ARRIVING HOME. THEY ARRANGED A LOANER CAR FOR US AND WE TOOK SORENTO TO LOCAL DEALER AGAIN. DEALER PUT 30 MILES ON CAR WITHOUT INCIDENT AND CHECKED COMPUTER FOR CODES. NONE FOUND. KIA ENGINEERING INSTRUCTED THEM TO CHECK ALL GROUNDS. NO PROBLEMS FOUND. KIA ENGINEERING IS CURRENTLY SENDING A DATA RECORDER TO DEALER FOR INSTALLATION ON CAR FOR 30 DAYS TO MONITOR SYSTEMS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM SO DATA RECORDER CAN PICK UP THE PROBLEM. ONLY PROBLEM IS WE ARE SCARED TO DRIVE THE CAR FOR FEAR OF A MAJOR ACCIDENT. KIA DOES NOT SEEM CONCERNED AT ALL ABOUT OUR WELL BEING OR ANYONE ELSE'S SHOULD WE BE IN OR CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. KIA ACTUALLY TOLD US THEY WERE NOT WORRIED ABOUT HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS. MIND YOU WE LIVE IN NORTHWEST PA. THE WEATHER IS LESS THAN HOSPITABLE MUCH OF THE TIME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

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STEERING

1/24/2015 - SAEGERTOWN, PA
AUG 5 2014 WAS DRIVING HOME ENGINE JUST STOPPED, WHICH MAKES BRAKING AND STEERING VERY DIFFICULT. GOT ENGINE STARTED AFTER A FEW TRIES ,DROVE HOME WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. CALLED KIA, HAD TOWED TO LOCAL DEALER. DEALER COULD NOT FIND ANY CODES OR PROBLEMS. MILEAGE 9500. ON JAN 7 2015 CAR WOULD NOT START IN PARKING LOT AT WORK. MANAGED TO GET STARTED, DROVE 500 YARDS AND ENGINE QUIT AT A STOP LIGHT. RESTARTED ENGINE, STARTED UP A HILL AND AFTER 500 YARDS OR SO ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AGAIN CONTINUED HOME WITHOUT INCIDENT. ON JAN 7 2015 LEFT WORK, ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AND CONTINUED ON. AFTER 8 MILES ENGINE QUIT WHILE TRAVELING UP A SLOPE ON SNOW COVERED ROAD. CAR SLID BACKWARDS INTO A DITCH. RESTARTED AGAIN, PULLED THE CAR FROM DITCH, CONTINUED ON. AFTER A MILE, ENGINE QUIT AGAIN. RESTARTED AND CONTINUED HOME WITHOUT INCIDENT . MILEAGE 14000. CALLED KIA UPON ARRIVING HOME. THEY ARRANGED A LOANER CAR FOR US AND WE TOOK SORENTO TO LOCAL DEALER AGAIN. DEALER PUT 30 MILES ON CAR WITHOUT INCIDENT AND CHECKED COMPUTER FOR CODES. NONE FOUND. KIA ENGINEERING INSTRUCTED THEM TO CHECK ALL GROUNDS. NO PROBLEMS FOUND. KIA ENGINEERING IS CURRENTLY SENDING A DATA RECORDER TO DEALER FOR INSTALLATION ON CAR FOR 30 DAYS TO MONITOR SYSTEMS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM SO DATA RECORDER CAN PICK UP THE PROBLEM. ONLY PROBLEM IS WE ARE SCARED TO DRIVE THE CAR FOR FEAR OF A MAJOR ACCIDENT. KIA DOES NOT SEEM CONCERNED AT ALL ABOUT OUR WELL BEING OR ANYONE ELSE'S SHOULD WE BE IN OR CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. KIA ACTUALLY TOLD US THEY WERE NOT WORRIED ABOUT HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS. MIND YOU WE LIVE IN NORTHWEST PA. THE WEATHER IS LESS THAN HOSPITABLE MUCH OF THE TIME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

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