Kia Sorento - Opinion (or a divorce in Korean) Well. It seems that the relationship with the brand name 'Kia' tied up forever. Last week, received an official response from Korea - they say your problems do not concern us, because the damage occurred resulting from the inappropriate use of the vehicle, namely absent upper catalyst led to the fact that the muffler is hot and the seat on fire. (... Delusions of some sort) I still do not believe that responsible people in the corporation 'Kiah' to say this bredyatinu. While there may be an answer that I waited 2 months (!!!) came in a chain of distortions, such as 'faulty phone' and the original meaning was somewhat different. See Jonah Bloom for more details and insights. In any case, the head of department service "Kia Motors" (Ukraine), announced just such a version, although he was present at the inspection of vehicles on the company's stations (st. Usenko, 8), went to the station to determine the reasons for failure at the station 'Korea-Motors' (street Naberezhno-Meadow, 29) and, in Eventually, I saw a broken piece, which I showed him.
Official management response 'Kia' I can not answer briefly. If everything happened as they interpret, I would have gone all this time with a full cabin of smoke and burning rear passenger seat, as I ride more than a year without the top of the catalyst. My version (by the way, as well as experts 'Korea-motors') - the failure of the ignition coil (and they have Sorento 2 pcs.), So gasoline is not burned, fed into the muffler and it burned successfully. That's it. It's simple. Replaced the coil - it all fell into place, just a big hole in the seat and the floor did not disappear:). Mark Berger may help you with your research.
Now, about the reliability of Kia 'Sorrento'. Just want to say that all problems discussed below relate only to my car, but not all model series as a whole. Such statistics and research I did, although indirect evidence is published Sorento owners with high mileage reviews - not everything here is smooth. In the article 'Warning' Sorrento 'listed major breakdowns and problems with the machine. It remains only to add some photos, so that the reader did not raise doubts about the authenticity of problematic situations with KIA 'Sorrento'. * Expansion bachek. (Out of order - 60 km of mileage) is beyond repair due to the use of special plastic composition, which are even specialized workshops were unable to 'darn'). * Ignition coil (Released down - run 135 thousand km) * Mount Bracket Replacement tensioner timing belt. (Out of order at a speed of 100 mph. Factory marriage (recognized KIA).