2016 KIA SORENTO Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2016 KIA SORENTO Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1678275
 Internal NHTSA #11342048
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 Model Year2016
 File date06/07/20
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemJust bought the car at 32k last year. Only family car so we drive it a lot, so we are always getting oil change and keeping up with maintenance. One day it started overheating and was no longer holding the coolant. Took it in to get it checked out at the demontrond kia dealership in houston but they told me they would have to check inside the engine. Well they did and was told thisduring engine tear down, one of the necessary inspection on the 3. 3l engine is to toque the head bolts to verify it did not damage the engine block. Sometimes when they over head, the pull the threads out of the engine block. This is what happen to your engine during tear down. And because of this, the engine can no longer be properly assembled. " so they said i needed a new engine. Car mileage was at 79k. Cost for new engine plus labor est. 12k .
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateNEW WAVERLY, TX
 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?
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 Date of purchase01/10/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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  • 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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