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2008 Kia Amanti - KNALD125585- Hoilday, FL: August 28th, 2012
Tl- the contact owns a 2008 kia amanti. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the driver and passenger side view mirrors moved and would not stay in place. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they were not able to assist her and advised the contact to continue rearranging the mirrors. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that they would contact her at a later date. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 52,000. Pmb


2012 Kia Rio - KNADN4A37C6- Urbandale, IA: August 28th, 2012
Tl- the contact owns a 2012 kia rio. The contact stated that at engine startup, all of the electrical components failed to work the vehicle was taken to the dealer four times for the same failure. The dealer confirmed that an electrical fire had occurred in the steering column. The manufacturer was contacted however, the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 2,315 and the current mileage was 4,318. Kmj


2011 Kia Optima - KNAGN4A79B5- Lancaster, CA: August 23rd, 2012
I was driving my 2011 kia optima ex on a residential area. My speed was about 25 mph when suddenly there was a loud explosion sound. At the time that this occurred there were no cars or semis near my vehicle. After my 4 year old daughter and i recovered from the initial shock, i pulled over to check my vehicle and i notice the back window sunroof had a hole in the middle close by the shark tale and was still shattering. At that point, i had no other choice and had to drive my daughter to school. Once i dropped her off i dropped off my vehicle and a family members house and borrowed a vehicle, since my vehicle was unsafely to drive in that condition.


2008 Kia Sorento - KNDJD735785- Rio Rancho, NM: August 22nd, 2012
While driving, the check engine and esc lights illuminated. Vehicle had sudden loss of acceleration and would not go beyond 40mph. Speed decreased below 40mph on hills. Vehicle continued to have problems even after restarting. A check of the odb-ii codes gave p2138, p2127 and p2106. All of the codes reflect a malfunction in the accelerator control system. Awaiting repairs by local kia dealer.


2009 Kia Rondo - KNAFG529197- West Deptford, NJ: August 20th, 2012
Air conditioning system - the ac cluch has been wining and will need to be replaced at 72,000. It is now out of warrenty 60,000/5 years. $715 to rebuild clutch or $1100 for new ac compressor.


2013 Kia Sorento - 5XYKU3A63DG- Apopka, FL: August 19th, 2012
4 cyl rough idle at stop light and excessive vibration. Notice when drove new car off lot. Assumed it was normal. Had to make a long trip. After returning from trip had car service. I was told upon it was a computer problem and would be fixed --no definite time. Service rep was cornered and said could be 30-60 days. After many attempts to call dealer and write an extensive note--seemed to get stonewalled byg being told--working on it and will let you know. Finally on aug 16 took car in and had a "computer adjustment for rough idle". Much better, but only a few miles since recall notice and fix. I have not yet received an official recall notice-- i feel that kia corporate intentionally did not divulge this problem to automobile safety officials for the purpose of continuing to sell the 4 cylinder sorentos-poor decision.


2007 Kia Sportage - KNDJF724177- Hampton , VA: August 14th, 2012
The contact owns a 2007 kia sportage. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated while the brakes were depressed. The contact mentioned that he was able to shift into park but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 94,684.


2010 Kia Sedona - KNDMG4C32A6- Essex Junction, VT: August 14th, 2012
Was on highway heading into construction zone , tapped brakes to disengage cruise control, cc did not disengage. Heavily pressed brakes, cc would not disengage. Vehicle is actually accelerating every time i step on brake. Abs/esc lights come on. Ultimately able to disengage cc on the column but not before accelerating to 80+mph heading into wall of traffic merging from three to one lanes and slowing to 45mph for construction zone. 20 miles later i pull into rest area hoping to clear error lights; turned car off and back on - couldn't get van out of park. After about 100+ restarts finally able to get van into drive. Limped home, flatbedded to dealership next morning. Still no acknowledgement of issue from service department 24 hours later.


2013 Kia Sorento - 5XYKT3A63DG- Harrisburg, NC: August 13th, 2012
While on vacation (june 15) we were to stop by the dealer and get our new tags. On i77 at mileage marker 33 in very heavy traffic, the engine quit running. I immediately turned on the emergency flashers. We were in the middle lane and wasn't able to get over to the right (nobody would let us get out of the lane we were in) to get to a safe place. We almost caused multiple accidents. My wife was screaming. I thought that we were going to create a major accident. No matter what i did i was not able to get the car started and it came to a complete stop. People were going around us on both sides beeping their horns and other gestures. After fooling with the gear shifter, i put the vehicle in park it started but when i put it in drive it started to miss and was in the process of stalling when i put it in neutral the engine started to run fine. I then put it in low gear and it started to move forward, once i got some speed (did not look at the speedometer to see how fast i was going) i put it in drive and everything was fine after that. Also, the vehicle runs rough when in neutral and while idling when in gear (varies with no rhyme or reason). The service advisor informed me that kia knew of the problem and were working on it. They should have an answer within two weeks. It is august 13 and that was june 15. On august 7 it happened again... Having other problems at times, vehicle missing, starting to stall.... I have called the dealership each time a problem happened... So far all i got is lip service. Called several hours ago (talked to the salesman) said he was with a customer and will get back to me. No response from him so far. I am at a lost as to what to do my wife is scared and will not drive the vehicle. I am worried that i may cause an accident. Please help me get this problem solved before someone gets hurt or even worst.


2011 Kia Sorento - 5KYKT3A13BG- Houston, TX: August 13th, 2012
This car sometimes after the key is insert in the ignition and turn with the intention of of starting the car it does not start. The lights on the dash board come on but it does not start. After several trays by steping in the brake pedal turn the wheel and move the speed shift it starts.


2012 Kia Sedona - KNDMG4C72C6- Randolph, NY: August 13th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 kia sedona. While the vehicle was parked the contact removed the key from the ignition and noticed the ignition and the key were extremely hot. The failure occurred after driving approximately thirty miles or more. The contact measured the temperature of the key and stated it reached 101 degrees fahrenheit. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 425.


2006 Kia Optima - KNAGEL12426- Memphis, TN: August 10th, 2012
After being lowered, the driver's side sun visor no longer can be returned to the up position and hangs in such a position as to obstruct the driver's vision. The sun visor has been little used and handled with care. It appears that the components of the sun visors are too fragile. The dealership said the car now is not under warranty and wants $125. 00 to fix it. This is the 2nd time this has happened. The first time was replaced under warranty.


2012 Kia Sorento - 5XYKUDA23CG- Wells, ME: August 9th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 kia sorento. The contact was driving 20 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. There were no warning lights illuminating. The engine was turned off and then restarted within ten minutes. The dealer was notified and the contact was waiting on a return call. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 17,000.


2012 Kia Sorento - 5XYKT4A6XCG- Poinciana , FL: August 7th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 kia sorento. The contact was driving 45 mph when the vehicle would no longer accelerate. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and took it to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer could not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was contact and stated that if the dealer was unable to diagnose a failure then they would not be able to provide any assistance to the contact. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 96,000.


2009 Kia Borrego - KNDJH741595- Spokane , WA: August 7th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 kia borrego. The contact stated that vehicle became resistant to refueling attempts and the fuel pump would continuously shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the air filter as a temporary remedy. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was 19,945.


2007 Kia Spectra - KNAFE161975- Naples, FL: August 3rd, 2012
Right front seat air bag sensor, dealer states none of the air bags will deploy in a collision because of this sensor.


2012 Kia Soul - KNDJT2A64C7- Cape Coral, FL: August 3rd, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 kia soul. The contact stated that after a heavy rain, condensation was found in the passenger side head light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 8,200 and the current mileage was 8,300.


2013 Kia Sorento - 5XYKW4A28DG- Seal Beach, CA: August 3rd, 2012
Driving on the freeway in slow traffic. Suddenly the engine died with no warning. I had to stop in the middle of the freeway to attempt to restart the car. It did not immediately start, but after a few moments the engine kicked over. I drove it off the freeway and had it towed the next day to the dealer. After having the car for a week the dealer says that they "can't duplicate the problem" so they won't fix it. They say there is no "code" for the problem. This is not a safe car to drive if the engine dies on the freeway. If kia can't determine the problem they need to recall this car.


2008 Kia Sorento - KNDJD735985- Scottsboro, AL: July 30th, 2012
We are having problems with our 2008 kia sorento. The esc light, brake light, battery light, check engine light, and abs lights have come on. I have changed brakes, checked the battery and these lights go off and on. My car has experienced reducing speed when esc light has come on and started malfunctioning at around 64,000 miles. Abs light and check engine have went off. Esc light is still going off and on. The brake lights have failed on us. I am concerned for my wife's safety to all these defects that are happening, and would like for your help in resolving these issues with kia. I have read of other people having complaints with the same issues and saw to report this to nhtsa. Furthermore i told kia of an oil leak i was having and asked if it would be covered under warranty and they failed to answer, and did not fix it. Never had any trouble with the car until i took it to the dealership to have transmission fluid changed and after that is when all the problems started happening. Please help.


2010 Kia Soul - KNDJT2A28A7- West Point , IA: July 25th, 2012
While driving on a rural highway, my son swerved to avoid a deer which had entered his path. Failing to regain control of the vehicle, he entered a roadside ditch with a steep embankment. The vehicle struck the opposite side embankment on the left front quadrant which resulted in severe damage to the vehicles front end. (the damage caused is nearly identical to the crash test provided on the iihs's website in which the drivers side airbag deployed). Our drivers side airbag failed to deploy. Upon striking the opposite embankment and receiving the front end damage, the vehicle rolled completely at least one time. (according to the kia website, the side/curtain airbags should have deployed), however, that failed to happen as well. Fortunately my son was wearing his seat belt, and walked away with minor injuries. The vehicle was purchased due to it's safety rating. No airbag deployment in a kia soul front end/rollover accident!