airbag light indicator on Kia Sorento

Average mileage: 72,558 (4,654–135,000)
10 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
42 people reported this problem
31 people shared problem details
Air bag light stays on. No accidents or any reason for the light to be on. Received code b1389 for drivers side airbag malfunction. Not sure yet if its the track position sensor or the adu or both yet. There is a tsb but no recall. It seems like Kia doesn't recall anything.
2011 Kia Sorento92,000
airbag light indicator stays on all the time...KIA wake up
2011 Kia Sorento105,000
I changed the car's battery this morning. The airbag light has never come on before. Immediately after changing the battery, the airbag light has come on and stayed on. Is there some issue with the loss of electric power and the airbag system?
2011 Kia Sorento77,501
My airbag light came on at 77500 miles on my 2011 Kia. Dealership wants $120.00 just for diagnostic testing. Kia needs to step up and take care of there customers!!
2005 Kia Sorento95,000
My passenger front seat air bag light is on. I have the code from my auto mechanic's diagnostic test and KIA wants to charge me $150.00 to have a new diagnostic test. I don't feel I should have to pay for this as I already had it tested and want KIA to replace or repair it to keep us safe.
Airbag light remains on.
I have the same problem. Quite frankly, these cars are no good. Too many problems. The government should have a recall on these KIA Sorentos
2013 Kia Sorento65,000
Air bag light came on
2012 Kia Sorento60,000
The airbag light came on about a month ago. At dealer I was told a sensor needed to be replaced ...
2009 Kia Sorento35,000
air bag light on when wife sit on seat , have been waitin almost 3 months for dealer to get instructions from home office thinking about giving a letter dated when I reported problem to my lawyer, dealer said good luck collecting if an accident did happen., I guess they thought I would forget it
I had the same issue, but Kia said it was the sensor in the seat. They replaced the entire seat under warranty. Problem is fixed.
2003 Kia Sorento100,000
The airbag Indicator has been on for several months now. My husband called the Kia dealer and they said it'll be $100 + to diagnose the issue and if it's what he presumes the problem to be it'll be around $500 to fix. I haven't been using my Sorento because I feel it's too dangerous to take a risk on one of the airbags deploying on it's own while I'm driving or not deploying if I get into an accident.
2003 Kia Sorento120,000
This is the third time its HAPPENED!!! Every time my battery needs replacing ,the airbag internal battery depletes and makes the air bag light come on ! I can't even work on my car anymore without fear of this same thing happening again and again. There needs to be a recall notice for this problem! I have spent the last week doing research on how to fix it and have come across thousands of people with the same complaint. My battery started to go dead ,or had work done to my car , which means they had to disconnect the battery... Same thing over and over again!!
2008 Kia Sorento72,000
Passenger airbag light stays on, Kia states that model is not part of the recall and it would cost $2200.00 to repair. Feel it should be part of the recall
2004 Kia Sorento115,000
I have the same air bag light problem. It sounds like alot of the kia do. I contacted kia, they will not do anything. Then i contacted the NHTSA they took my claim and are looking in to it to see if it is something of a recall thing. If i was you all, i would contact them too.
2011 Kia Sorento71,000
My airbag light on no wreck nothing went to dealership said 2,000 to fix. This is definitely a situation that needs to be recalled. When someone dies it will be an issue. I HATE KIA!!!!! At 20,000 motor blew up they repaired then I had to pay $300 for service which I told I would not need with a new engine. My sunroof and moonroof shattered going down the road 1 day found out a common issue called Kia assured me it would be reimbursed to me since I had it done immediately to keep my car from being ruined by water damage. Beautiful car but a piece of junk.... Thank twice before you buy a KIA.
2011 Kia Sorento68,000
airbag light on. Came on around 68000 miles, reset and back on a few thousand miles later. Diagnosed (over $100 cost) and determined passenger seat mat was faulty. Cost to fix over $2000 (could not afford) Still on a year later (now 99000 miles) and cossing fingers can make 2 more years with no accident until paid off. Outrageous cost to replace a SAFETY feature. One reason we bought the KIA was for its safety rating and recent remarks of improved quality...definitely NOT the case. Contacted KIA, they worked with dealer we purchased from as up to dealer to decide if would cover or assist in any way. KIA of Rochester, MN was where it was purchased and was told they would NOT help at all with the repairs and KIA corporation does NOT assist in any way. Would not stand by their vehicle at all. Worst car purchase I have ever made. DO NOT BUY A KIA, if something goes wrong that puts you and your family's safety in jeapordy, they will NOT do anything to help, but WILL TAKE your money...$1800 for a single sensor mat part! Completely outrageous. While my family is worth it, with an initial price of over 20000 for a year old vehicle, just can not afford it. This doesn't even include the 2 rear main seals replaced so far and other fixes.
2011 Kia Sorento76,000
Air bag on. Kia told me $1,200 don't have that kind of money. Bought it used at 46,000 miles had it for 2 years. I think with everyone have the same issue this definitely sounds a little suspect. I think this is a recall issue!!!! Not happy with Kia.
2011 Kia Sorento70,000
Similar to many others, I have an airbag light that will not go out. Like others when I have taken it to the dealer, I was told that I would be charged $100 to diagnose the issue. Kia should recall this , as well as the many other issues related to this poorly made vehicle. My Kia dealer recently contacted me asking if I would like to trade my vehicle and get into a newer model. I would rather walk than commit myself to additional years in any vehicle made by Kia. Needless to say, I will never by a vehicle from this company or the representing dealership. There have been problems since the onset of this purchase. If you were considering buying a Kia, make another choice.
2011 Kia Sorento63,000
Aue bag light cone on and will not go off. Took it into Kia and low and behold it is not covered under warranty and they said its due to a loss of pressure I the air bag system!!!! Which I just had my whole air bag system replaced not even a year ago bc of "mice" damage to my airbag wiring!!!! Thankfully my CAR Insurance covered that, thank you GEICO, but now with this "new" problem comes up with my airbag system, again, and Kia won't fix it under warranty even though I never deployed my airbags and so I wouldn't know how the airbag pressure would be low and be my fault!!!! And I guess I'm not the only one with a airbag light issue. WHERE IS THE RECALL!!!! THIS IS A SAFETY FREAKIN ISSUE KIA, I AM NEVER PURCHASING A KIA EVER AGAIN!!!!! Oh and worst of they tried to get me to trade my Kia in for a 2003 Toyota tacoma with rust and then said they would give me a deal and sell me the Tacoma for $23,000!!!! Then I asked them how much my Kia was worth and they said we do t know bc of the airbag issue!!!!! How is a 2003 rusty Toyota worth $23k but they don't think my 2011 Kia in mid condition is worth nearly the same!!!!! What bull!!!!
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