Car Stall problems of the 2013 Kia Motor Sorento



Ten problems related to car stall have been reported for the 2013 Kia Motor Sorento.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 05/29/2014

The contact owns a 2013 kia Sorento. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle became resistant to acceleration. The contact indicated that after turning the vehicle off and restarting the engine, the vehicle operated normally. The failure was recurring and on one occasion, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 09/11/2013

Have a 2013 kia Sorento. Purchased used end of may 2013. Wife noticed at times the vehicle would stall or shutdown with the engine light on. Happened again 09/11/2013. Took it the kia place and they did the following: cause: sa153 xma vq ecm upgrade cause: found p2111 throttle acuatator failure 28325r1a vcm motor assy ( theta eng ), r&r 1 - 35100-3c700 etc-actuator 1 - um040-ch010 throttle pl & ind cl they claim this resolved it. . . . We will see!.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 09/08/2013

The contact owns a 2013 kia Sorento. The contact stated that while traveling at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to respond to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failures could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failures. The failure mileage was 5,880.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 05/25/2013

My husband and I purchased this vehicle on 5/25/13. We had the car for 2 hours and were driving home when the vehicle stalled and when holding the gas pedal to the floor, the car would not go. The rpm's didn't move either. The engine check light came on as well. I got the vehicle to the side of the road and turned it off and when I turned it back on and pushed the gas pedal down, the rpm's moved and when I put it in gear, the car moved down the road again. My husband then took over driving and this happened to him four times. The last time that it did this, it took turning the car off and restarting it three times before it would even go down the road. We are hoping to return this car to the dealership and get our trade in back and will not get a kia ever again.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

The contact owns a 2013 kia Sorento. The contact stated that while decelerating to a stop, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact restarted the engine and the vehicle operated normally. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the defect could not be duplicated. No repairs were performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,903.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 01/16/2013

We bought the 2013 kia Sorento in September 2012 with 140miles on it. We've had no issues till this year my wife had her 1st stall in mid January while at a stop sign. She never mentioned it to me until it happened a second time in February. It finally happened to me during the second week in March on a Saturday I was bringing my son to baseball practice I pulled out of my driveway drove to the end of the street and stopped at the corner but when I pressed on the gas the car didn't move. It took me a few seconds till I noticed it had stalled it was so quick and silent I didn't hear or feel it stall. I put it in park then started it and it's been fine till today when my wife went to pick up our kids from school. She was driving slowly on the side streets next to the school looking for a parking space when it just died. This is extremely dangerous if this happens and causes an accident or even a fatality kia will have a serious law suit on their hands. I'm bringing my kia to the dealer on April 18, 2013 but when I spoke to the service guy on the phone today he mentioned if there are no codes there's not much to go on to determine a problem.


car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 11/29/2012

At an idle, this vehicle runs rough and shakes. It feels as though it will stall. I do not believe this should be happening with a new car. I told the mechanic at my first maintenance check, and he acted as if it would get better with an oil change. It seems to be getting worse. I commute 120 miles a day for work, and I have had the car for 5 months, it has 9000 miles now. Now the radio will not turn on? this concerns me that maybe something electrical is malfunctioning.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 09/09/2012

The contact owns a 2013 kia Sorento. The contact stated that when at a stop sign, the vehicle would stall without warning. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a technician was unable to replicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 21,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 08/06/2012

The contact owns a 2013 kia Sorento. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a technician was unable to locate a failure. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 16,000.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 06/15/2012

While on vacation (June 15) we were to stop by the dealer and get our new tags. On i77 at mileage marker 33 in very heavy traffic, the engine quit running. I immediately turned on the emergency flashers. We were in the middle lane and wasn't able to get over to the right (nobody would let us get out of the lane we were in) to get to a safe place . We almost caused multiple accidents. My wife was screaming. I thought that we were going to create a major accident. No matter what I did I was not able to get the car started and it came to a complete stop. People were going around us on both sides beeping their horns and other gestures. After fooling with the gear shifter, I put the vehicle in park it started but when I put it in drive it started to miss and was in the process of stalling when I put it in neutral the engine started to run fine. I then put it in low gear and it started to move forward, once I got some speed (did not look at the speedometer to see how fast I was going) I put it in drive and everything was fine after that. Also, the vehicle runs rough when in neutral and while idling when in gear (varies with no rhyme or reason). The service advisor informed me that kia knew of the problem and were working on it. They should have an answer within two weeks. It is August 13 and that was June 15. On August 7 it happened again. . . Having other problems at times, vehicle missing, starting to stall. . . . I have called the dealership each time a problem happened. . . So far all I got is lip service. Called several hours ago (talked to the salesman) said he was with a customer and will get back to me. No response from him so far. I am at a lost as to what to do my wife is scared and will not drive the vehicle. I am worried that I may cause an accident. Please help me get this problem solved before someone gets hurt or even worst.