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How reliable is the 2006 Kia Sorento?

How reliable is the 2006 Kia Sorento?

James Scullion (Drogheda)

May 2013 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi James,

Mostly that generation Sorento is pretty well built, and the fact that it was a bit old-fashioned, even when new, means that there's generally less in the way of fiddly electronics to give trouble. Do watch for an issue with a seizing alternator pulley and an automatic gearbox that lets the car roll forward when in park, both of which should have been fixed under a recall. As always with a heavy car that may have been used for towing, keep an eye on the condition of the clutch (watch for slipping in gear on the manual model) and turbos (any blue smoke means it's on the way out).

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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