2012 KIA SORENTO Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 KIA SORENTO Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1334651
 Internal NHTSA #10926447
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelSORENTO
 Model Year2012
 File date15/11/16
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDriving on a city highway at approx 40mph, engine died, check engine light came on. Lost power steering etc. Coasted to side of road, car would not restart. Had to call towing company to get it to kia main dealer. Engine had completely seized (spun main bearing). It has had regular maintenance using mobil 1 synthetic oil. Engine was at 111,000 miles and is being replaced under kia 120k mile extended engine warranty.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure111000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCORAL SPRINGS, FL
VIN pattern 5XYKT4A62CGXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed40
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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