airbag light indicator on Kia Sorento

Average mileage: 73,443 (4,654–135,000)
10 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
48 people reported this problem
36 people shared problem details
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?
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
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.
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
2012 Kia Sorento60,000
The airbag light came on about a month ago. At dealer I was told a sensor needed to be replaced ...
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!!
Airbag light remains on.
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.
2013 Kia Sorento65,000
Air bag light came on
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 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!!
2013 Kia Sorento60,000
Light is on all the time. Took to dealer and they ran diagnostic. Said passenger seat sensor was bad and would cost $1876 to replace. Wtf? No accidents ever. Come on kia!!!
+\-55,000 miles. Bought new. Airbag light on. Dealer diagnostic said passenger seat sensor bad. Estimate $2,800. Not covered on platinum warranty.
2005 Kia Sorento94,000
Air bag light passenger side, dealer wants to much to fix it
ABS light came on after replacing battery and will not go off. Dealership is stating it will be $500 to replace/repair and airbags will not deploy until it is fixed.
2012 Kia Sorento49,000
4 days after having the interlock recall fixed the air bag indicator light turned on. In the process of fixing the recall, the tore the wires out of my interior lighting system and still in the process of fixing this issue.
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.
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