Most unreliable car and unprofessional service delivery to resolve the problem!!
We bought a brand new Kia Sorento GT AWD top model in Feb 2021 with no discount offered.
This is second time, our car broke. First time, it did not start, called the roadside assistance and they told us that the headlights were left turned on, however, we always kept the settings on auto.
Second time, it broke on 23rd June. Just post doing the weekly groceries, I attempted to unlock the boot with no luck, apparently, warning on the screen indicated errors and instructions, which I followed at-least 25-30 times with no luck.
I had to call ...my husband in meetings to come and fix, my brother tried to figure out with nil success. Husband called Kia straightway and they advised roadside assistance will be there within 45 minutes, which came nearly after two hours; the guy could not diagnose the problem and advised that car needs to be towed away to the Service Centre. Husband had to cancel his meetings to come back just to ensure that they tow the car properly as we spent a lot on this one and did not want to take any risk. Tow truck came after few hours of wait and continuous calling as they never bothered to update. After car being towed away, they advised us they would diagnose the problem today and will get back to us and if they can’t, it won’t happen until 5th July due to their fully busy schedule. They still cannot figure out what is wrong, we are the one chasing for an update with no help in return. Our work commitments were getting compromised because of their unprofessional behaviors. Husband called them multiple times to request them for a rental car which they were never willing to offer. After many calls, they told us that they only have Kia Sportage available, take it or leave it. We spent $67000 to buy this 7- seater car to accommodate our family needs and this is what they rudely offer to us. We tried to negotiate with them and after several calls, they gave us Holden Captiva which is not a clear replacement for 70k price tag. Left with no option, husband had to take it to work for one day. Apparently, that car had a single USB which never worked. Seriously, we are paying big installments for Kia Sorento and this is what we have to drive. Are they going to pay the installments since the car is broken and with them.
Purchased in February 2021.
Great car apart from the electrics.
Purchased a demo MY17 Sorento GT Line with 1000km on the clock. Car was brilliant.... the best I had ever owned... until 12 months ago. Then all sorts of weird electrical things started going wrong with it. Too many issues to list but the critical one is that the car would turn itself on.... yes I kid you not.... by itself in the middle of the night. Not the engine but it would power up all of the electrics and blaze away with the headlights. The neighbours got used to this and would let me know when they saw it.... but in the past year it left...me stranded 4 times when no one caught it and I came out in the morning to start the car but the battery was completely flat. Went to multiple Kia dealers about this... most thought I was mad and couldn't see anything wrong with the car. Made a faraday cage for the keys in case they were going screwy... this did nothing. The roadside assist guys that came out whenever my battery was flat had never heard of anything like this in their careers. Auto electrician could find nothing wrong either. There were multiple other weird electric things happening intermittently on seemingly unrelated systems.... but the killer was the car leaving me stranded multiple times. I need reliability. Cut my losses..... sold it and bought a Mitsubishi Paid to Sport. This will be my fifth Mitsubishi and they have always been bulletproof for me.
Purchased in May 2017.
Don't buy a KIA Sorento
Transmission faulty after 100k km ( 3 years ) only have FWD now not AWD.
Kia are hopeless when it comes to warranty claims.It's under warranty but they keep dragging it on. Dealer is ready to go with replacement transmission but need Kia to give go ahead . Waiting ...waiting.... Doubt I would ever buy another one if this is how they treat the customer.
Maybe a lemon
Good driving experience, easy to handle considering it’s a 7 seater. However I regret the purchase as it is a Kia and is spot on with the bad reputation. Not very reliable. The navigation sometimes doesn’t work, radio doesn’t turn on each time, randomly says out of petrol even after we fill it up.
The turbo has malfunctioned, no power when excelerating. Very dangerous to drive. This car left us stranded interstate. Out of pocket 2 k while it was being repaired. Kia dealer and Kia Australia know about it and do not want a bar of it. Do not purchase a Kia.
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||7.2 L/100km||7.2 L/100km|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.2L||4 Cylinder 2.2L|
|Max Power||147kW @ 3800rpm||147kW @ 3800rpm|
|Max Torque||441Nm @ 1750-2750rpm||441Nm @ 1750-2750rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Release date||Oct 2016||Oct 2017||Sept 2020||Jan 2021|
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