I was told that the 2003 Kia Sorento was a safe and reliable car. After a few months, the coolant resevoir cracked and leaked all out, no lights in dashboard came on. Temp gauge is always a little below normal. Warrantee took care of it. It was then that I investigated problems with this model and year car on the internet.
WOW... all the consumer complaints have been happening to me!! the latest, last week, was the bolt on the crankshaft broke, I lost steering and it stalled. I was just getting on the highway, but thank God it happened on the ramp and I was able to pull over off ramp. Had I been going 70 on the hiway-I would've been killed. This particular defect is happening and/or has happened and to some, more than once!
I am now afraid to drive it. I just got it back from the dealer on Friday, July 13 2007. It was there for 3 1/2 days. Brought it home and it is again making the same noises as it did when it died. What do I do? I'm not wanting to pay for a car that is so dangerous! I don't want to drive it either, but I have to. I don't feel right about selling it to anyone, either. The salesman at the dealershipt assured me that this was safe and reliable. I have only had it 1 year--bought it with 33,000 miles on it.
The salesman is another story. I am working on that with the dealership. Pricewise, I got totally ripped off. No one "forced" me to sign anything, but I guess I was just too trusting and I have learned my lesson. This car definitly needs a class action. And I also have absolutely no respect for the sales people at Ragsdale Kia in Shrewsbury, MA. They compromised my safety and well-being for me and my passengers!
What do I do now?