Safety Ratings
2011 Kia Sorento
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls10
Number of Complaints532
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2011 Kia Sorento vehicles

2011 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.

2011 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.

2011 Kia Sorento (10/6/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11E041000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: CURT MANUFACTURING IS RECALLING CERTAIN TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESSES, PART NUMBER 56024, THAT CONNECT TOW VEHICLE LIGHTING CIRCUITS TO TRAILER LIGHTING CIRCUITS SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ AND KIA SORENTO VEHICLES. THE UNITS ARE NOT WATER-TIGHT AND MOISTURE CAN SEEP INTO THE CONVERTER MODULE AND DEFEAT THE MODULE'S INTERNAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION.

Defect: WITHOUT THE CIRCUIT PROTECTION, THE MODULE CAN OVERHEAT POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action: CURT MANUFACTURING WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESS. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 17, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CURT MANUFACTURING AT 1-715 831-8713.

2011 Kia Sorento (4/25/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11V258000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO 2WD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND 2.4L ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION THROUGH MAY 22, 2010. THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY SUFFER FROM NOISE AND EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR. CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION LEADS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHIRRING/WHINING NOISE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

Defect: DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR AND INTERMEDIATE SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

2011 Kia Sorento (11/24/2010)  

Campaign Number: 10V599000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

Description: KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2010. SOME OF THE REAR BRAKE CALIPERS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MACHINED.

Defect: AS A RESULT, BRAKE FLUID WILL LEAK, FOLLOWED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT INDICATING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IS LOW AND SHOULD BE CHECKED, THEN A SOFT OR SPONGY BRAKE PEDAL FEEL, AND IF NOT SERVICED, REDUCED BRAKING POWER WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR CALIPERS AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 10, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

Used 2011 KIA SORENTO for sale

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2011 Kia Sorento LX

New Listing
$20,292

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 52288 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$16,995

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 61851 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$17,984

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 46770 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Manassas, VA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$18,995

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 41495 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento EX

$20,461

2011 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 43312 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$21,075

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 31189 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$12,995

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 124942 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento

$15,599

2011 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 45697 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Waterloo, IA
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento EX

$16,400

2011 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 51063 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento EX

$23,996

2011 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 31610 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$12,998

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 78983 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Ellicott City, MD
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento EX

$21,000

2011 KIA SORENTO EX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 83623 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento LX

$16,895

2011 KIA SORENTO LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 35541 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Springfield, NJ
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento SX

$19,999

2011 KIA SORENTO SX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 76938 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

2011 Kia Sorento

$15,999

2011 KIA SORENTO

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 52519 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cornelius, NC
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy
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