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2011 Kia Sorento



  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    I cant name one car fully built in the USA to include any of the big three....most if not all have some parts from outside the US.....I would venture to say most cars are assembled in this country per your definition and that there isnt a %100 truly built in the US car these days....
  • kmforestkmforest Posts: 1
    I also have the 2011 Sorento with push button ignition. I have thoroughly enjoyed this car....until today. I am a home health provider and drive 35-100 miles/day in this car. Well, today while 35 miles away from my home, the car would not start! My husband drove out to assist because he simply could not believe that the Kia was malfunctioning (likely thinking I did something). Well, he got the car to start by pushing really hard on the brake pedal, but the car would not shift into gear. Had to call for a tow. Ordeal took more than 3 hours. I was unable to work the remainder of the day. We have not been given a diagnosis as of yet but were told that they do not provide loaners.

    I hope this problem is resolved soon. The Sorento has really spoiled me with its features. I love this car and hope that I do not have a lemon. I purchased the car used with 17K miles. The tow truck operator stated that the car appears to have been towed before.
  • I have a similar problem since the first day I bought it. Two times I went to the dealership to complain about it same response they say everything is tight. Anyway how about your's? Is it fix now? What's the best thing to do? Any tips?
  • onefunkaronefunkar Posts: 113
    it seems like a few are having problems with push button start. luckily mines been fine. i think many dont know that you can probably still start the car if it doesnt work. if it is a problem with brake pedal or switch push button twice with foot off the brake, this will put car in acc mode. then hold down button for 10 seconds. car should start. if it is from a weak battery or fob problem put key fob in fob holder in console. car should then start normally....
  • linda3909linda3909 Posts: 1
    I purchased my 2011 in March 2010. Loved my car. BUT with less than 10,000 miles, problems.
    Cold weather? System shutdown. OK, then less gas mileage, then transmisan starts making a sound, minor problem I THOUGHT. Told at dealership, transmission gone, I had suburjed it under water. Laughed out loud. NEVER. I loved my car. Told by Kia, under their 100,000 warranty, as a one time goodwill gesture, they will replace my transmission. Thank You Kia, but have traded my car for A jeep Grande Jeroke. Not happy with the gas mileage difference, but with the Kia problems, it is about the same. I went from about 31 miles per gallon with the Kia, when right, to about 25 miles per gallon. Now in the Jeep for about 22 miles per gallon, but feel they will honor their warranty without a headache. ALWAYS FOR ME WILL BE
    AMERICAN MADE. BUYER BE WARE!!!! Still a beautiful car.!!
  • benson10benson10 Posts: 15
    You paid $37,000 for a nearly new Sorento???
    My 2012 4 cyl cost only $22,450.
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    but he got the SX model..which is top of the line v6..and if AWD the base price MSRP for it is almost $35K, add the sunroof package and the MSRP tops out near $ with TTL its easy to reach the price, even after discounts....
  • benson10benson10 Posts: 15
    Geez ... a $15,000 difference. That's enough to buy another car!!!
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    edited August 2011
    pricing is all relative, plus with all the upgrades, GPS, stereo, AWD, it adds of my vehicles is a 09 cadillac some cases I could have bought three cars for the full price of the CTS....but I did get a great deal on it...almost 10K off sticker..... :)

    the other fleet is an 03 Sorie, 04 Chevy Malibu Maxx, 09 CTS and 11 Subaru Outback..... :surprise:
  • My Sorento would also not start. If you pump your break a few times really hard, then it will start. If that does not work, then push your ignition button in and hold for 10 seconds and that should help. They are ordering me a part for this, but it is on backorder. Hope this helps.
  • I have been researching online for several months now trying to find out if the 2012 Sorento has a side curtain airbag extended to third row.
    Yesterday I visited Anaheim International Autoshow where I saw Sorento with a summary display page that said that Side Curtain Airbags are for 1 and 2nd row only. I asked Kia representatives, and all three agreed that it probably does not have the full length side curtain airbag but took down my number to give me a definitive answer.
    Today I got a call from one salesman who said he called a designer who confirmed that it does have full length side curtain airbag. However, official website, brochures only mention first and second row.
    This is highly important for me because most likely my kids would be sitting there so I need a 120% guarantee that it does come with side curtain airbag for third row. Anybody know how to confirm that?
  • Third row airbags are not cost effective. Statistics show that rarely are third row seats occupied. If you want complete protection, stay off the road.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,974
    edited September 2011
    The question was whether anyone could confirm the presence of third row airbag coverage.


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  • onefunkaronefunkar Posts: 113
    everything i have seen says they are ist and 2nd row only. ive never seen or heard of anyone or anything saying they are all 3 rows...
  • Read Edmunds review of 2012 Sorento, it says full length side curtain airbag.
    Another website mentions the same thing. Kia representatives from International auto show said it has it. But official Kia website does not.
  • onefunkaronefunkar Posts: 113
    many magazines and reviews have bad info as do many people in the business. nothing in writing from kia shows it has three row side airbags. brochure has two rows only. if it has three rows it was changed within the last month and i dont think it was...
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,974
    edited October 2011
    Funny how just about every web site out there says "full curtain" yet Kia's site doesn't. Kia's says "first and second row" in fact. doesn't shed any light.

    Wouldn't be too hard to extent the curtain and maybe add another propellant canister to protect the third row. Bet you a Krispy Kreme that the Kia site is wrong. ;)

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,650
    I'll take that bet..

    The chances of them putting in airbags just for an optional third row seat... or, extending them on all models (to simplify assembly) just seems very unlikely... I have to think that airbags aren't cheap...

    Plus, does any make of SUV have a curtain that extends to the third row?

    Don't they have any better donuts up there than Krispy Kreme? ;)

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,974
    Mercedes R-Class comes to mind off-hand. Wagon, crossover, SUV, take your pick.

    Better donuts?

    Yeah, I'll buy some Pillsbury biscuit dough in the can and fry you up some myself. Dang tasty. :)

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