Safety Ratings
2008 Kia Sorento
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints96
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Kia Sorento vehicles

2008 Kia Sorento (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2008 Kia Sorento (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2008 Kia Sorento (9/7/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11V473000

Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Defect: THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IS TURNED OFF WHEN THE OCS MISCLASSIFIES AN ADULT PASSENGER. WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF, THE FRONT PASSENGER WILL NOT HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAGS IN SOME FRONTAL COLLISIONS, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY.

Corrective Action: KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.

2008 KIA SORENTO for sale

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2008 Kia Sorento

$9,988

2008 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 91272 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Olathe, KS
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento

$12,000

2008 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 56446 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: High Point, NC
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento LX

$12,999

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 47423 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Ames, IA
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento LX

$10,950

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 81215 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Chesterfield, MO
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento

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2008 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 96751 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Marietta, GA
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento EX

$13,991

2008 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 50632 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Lighthouse Point, FL
  • MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento EX

$16,000

2008 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 58080 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Loves Park, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento LX

$13,995

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 71748 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Yorkville, NY
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento EX

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$13,900

2008 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 83248 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: West Frankfort, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 21 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento

$12,900

2008 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 90837 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Dexter, MO
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento

$11,988
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2008 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 37680 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Sarasota, FL
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento LX

New Listing
$11,999

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 118820 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Sheboygan, WI
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento EX

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2008 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 82088 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Peoria, AZ
  • MPG: 15 City / 21 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento LX

$13,899

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 41757 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Kia Sorento LX

$11,490

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 65270 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Littleton, CO
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy
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