2012 Kia Sorento Consumer Review: A Major Disappointment

2012 Kia Sorento - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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A Major Disappointment
By mdawgg on


2012 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


After 150 miles the plastic seat belt retainer clips popped out of the interior sides they were supposed to be anchored to. I tried to put them back in but they would eventually pop out again. After 250 miles the engine began to idle rough, the transmission would go "clunk" when shifting up or down at slow speeds, and the car began to vibrate when driving on the highway. After 850 miles the rear view screen in the mirror for the backup camera began to have thick black lines across it. Sometimes the screen would go completely black. The car has only a little over 1000 miles on it, but I dread driving it for fear of having more things go wrong. I will never buy another Kia again.

Best Features

Awesome power and acceleration with V6 engine.

Worst Features

This vehicle needs major improvements to address problems with its initial quality.
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By gbacon
on 02/14/12 23:33 PM (PST)

did you try taking it back?

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