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#47 of 120 Re: 2011 Sorento with many issues [smithsorento11]
Jan 01, 2011 (9:53 am)
I had a very similar thing just happen to my 2011 Sorento SX over christmas. I was experiencing the clunking and hard start ups. And then while I was out finishing my Christmas shopping I heard a loud squeal/grinding and the vehicle ceased and stopped a dead stop in a busy intersection. The entire engine ceased up. The dealership drained the oil and found an abundance of metal fragments. I am currently waiting for a new engine. I have less than a thousand miles on it and had it just about a month when this happened. It really is bringing doubts about the quality of Kia's vehicles.
#49 of 120 KIA Transmission Problems/Recall
Jan 01, 2011 (11:40 am)
I received my KIA back (with new transmission - drive shaft - splines, etc) on 30 DEC 2010. KIA did in fact pay for the vehicle to be shipped to Texas (my home state) from the break down location in North Carolina, but only after threatening an FTC complaint and providing the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) complaint number. If KIA owners do NOT file an online complaint with the NHTSA, there will be no recall. The NHTSA is the agency responsible for same. It does not take long and I was contacted immediately by a Federal Engineer with additional questions. Happy New Year to all.
#50 of 120 Re: 2011 Sorento with many issues [djruss84]
Jan 01, 2011 (12:24 pm)
Website for complaints under NHTSA is www.safecar.gov
Then go to "Vehicle Owners" and "File a Complaint".
#52 of 120 Re: Transmission & AC Discharge Problem [2ps]
Jan 17, 2011 (1:15 pm)
Get that transmission checked. I bought my 2011 Sorento last January and the transmission went this past weekend. Needs a whole new transmission.
#53 of 120 Re: KIA Transmission Problems/Recall [mcdonald340]
Jan 17, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Thanks for the info mcdonald340. The trans in my 2011 KIA just went and I was over 300 miles from home. They provided me with the rental and hopefully they will have it fixed soon. I really do not need it shipped back to me as my son goes to school up there so we go and see him play hockey. Glad to hear they finally shipped it for you! I will contact the NHTSA with my problem as well. There is def an issue with the trans on this vehicle!
#54 of 120 KIA Back and broken again -Transmission
Jan 18, 2011 (4:23 pm)
All, our KIA is now broken again. The Transmission is not fixed and the symptoms are as follows: you put the car in Drive and the vehicle does not move and only a grinding sound occurs, then you move the transmission shift up and down and after a few moments it generally goes into gear. I am pursuing the State of Texas Lemon Law at this point and have already sent the certified letter to KIA Motorcars of America and I'm filing another NHTSA complaint via "Safecar.gov". After 7 KIA's, I don't know if I want another one? Will depend on how they handle the Lemon Law Complaint. Buyer beware on KIA Sorento's.
#55 of 120 Re: KIA Back and broken again -Transmission [mcdonald340]
Jan 18, 2011 (4:40 pm)
Thanks for the info. I am still waiting for mine to be fixed. I am supposed to have it back by Friday. I will look out for the problems you have mentioned. When did you buy yours? I was one of the first to purchase this model last January.
#56 of 120 KIA Transmission woes
Jan 18, 2011 (4:52 pm)
Purchased vehicle in February of 2010 in Texas. Just filed second National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration complaint. www.safecar.gov
Good luck and I sincerely hope, for all KIA owners, you and others whom suffer from same mechanical problem, you find the time to file a complaint on the aforementioned web site as this is the ONLY way a recall will take place. Good luck to you and yours.