2006 Kia Sorento Q&A
2006 Kia Sorento Question: Crankshaft bolt sheared off in my engine, so many similar complaints, defective?
Are the crankshaft bolts in 2006 Sorentos defective? My car has only done 49,000kms and is serviced by the agent every 5,000kms. The Crankshaft bolt snapped or sheared off and caused major damage. Luckily I was not driving on the highway with the kids in the car at the time. There are so many similar complaints and I suspect these bolts are defective - why are Kia getting away with this? - ayshah
I have an 04 and the bolt snapped and caused major damage. Nothing was covered under the warranty. But I was able to retrieve the bolt when it fell off and I found it to be gold like the old part and not silver like the new one should be. I was able to get the dealer to cover the damages since they claimed it was replaced during the recall. But they did such a shoddy job that my car ended up in worse shape. I did consult a law firm in the beginning to see about filing a class action law suit against KIA for the bolt. I was contacted by the law firm but at the time the dealer had agreed to cover the crankshaft replacement so they did not pursue it. I think you should contact them. I can't recall their name but if you Google KIA class action law suits, you should find them. - Visitor