Airbag Warning Light May Illuminate Erroneously on Kia Sorento

The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously.  This can be caused by an internal defect in the control module. Replacement of the airbag control module with a revised part may be necessary to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 81,837 (13,900–221,000)
10 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
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2011 Kia Sorento 68,000 mi,
Airbag light has come on for the second time. First time I took the car to dealer and they fixed it. It has come on again. What is the problem?
2011 Kia Sorento 65,000 mi,
OK HERES IS WHAT THE PROBLEM TO MY 2011 SORENTO WITH THE AIR BAG LIGHT ON, I TOOK IT TO WESOLOW KIA AND HAD TO PAY 110 DOLLARS JUST TO HAVE IT DIAGNOSED, THEY SAID IT WILL COST ME OVER 500 DOLLARS! AROUND 550 . ITS A "CLOCK SWITCH" THIS SUCKS, WAS NEVER EVEN IN AN ACCIDENT!
Airbag light comes on Dealer wants $110 to run diagnostic test Said out of warranty This is not the first time this has happened Really sick of the run around
2004 Kia Sorento 89,170 mi,
airbag light came on. no accident.
2004 Kia Sorento 65,000 mi,
Airbag light has been on for several years now. Not sure of exact milage when happened but was in the 60,000 range. Refuse to pay for repair on faulty manufacturing when it was supposed to be warranted. They always find a loop-hole so we have to pay.
Light will not go off. This problem needs to be fixed by Kia.
2011 Kia Sorento 85,000 mi,
Today 10/8/2014 no problems with my vehicle. Left the park to return to work and my airbag light remains on.
Airbag light came on suv never had an accident hard enough to set off any of the airbags and it has been over 1 yr since its bee fixed.
2011 Kia Sorento 66,000 mi,
Well as you see I posted above that my air bag light came on right after my warranty! my Sorrento has never given me a problem, and now I only have one more year left of payments, yet because of this airbag light problem and they wanted to charge me 500 dollars, I will not buy another Kia, I don't feel safe and now have to wonder if that air bag will work or not. The reason I bought the Kia Sorento in 2011, was it had good safety ratings, they didn't tell you the air bag will only last 3 years!
2012 Kia Sorento 60,000 mi,
The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously. Kia Service said that replacement of the airbag control module needed to be done but I can not afford! Parts and service for Kia is outrageous!
2013 Kia Sorento 122,000 mi,
Air bag light is on ... No accident happened
2003 Kia Sorento 221,000 mi,
airbag light is on
air bag symbol stays on when driving wont go off, took to Wesolow Kia and cost 110.00 to diagnose, its the "CLOCK SWITCH" 530.00 TO FIX! WAS NEVER IN AN ACCIDENT, THIS SUCKS, STILL DIDNT FIX, NOW IN A CAR THAT MAY NOT DEPLOY AIRBAG! THANKS KIA
2003 Kia Sorento 134,000 mi,
Airbag light is on all the time.
My light is on of the airbag
2011 Kia Sorento 66,000 mi,
Local Kia dealer quote to fix was abt $300.00. Indicated guarantee was to 60,000 mi. Rpted to NHTSA no ans. No way will I pay that amt.
2005 Kia Sorento 73,000 mi,
My 2005 kia sorento pass anger air bag lig is on. It is on the dashboard and by the passenger side on dash. It says pass anger air bag off. No matter if someone is sitting there or not. Was told my sensor module is bromen and I need a new seat at the cost of over 1,000.00 or they can replace module but light will always be on with the on position. Kia really should do a recall from 2003 sorento up to 2011 sorentos. All these years ha been effected with this problem.
Passenger airbag light stays on the off position and the air bag light also stays on ,on the instrument panel.
2013 Kia Sorento 72,000 mi,
Airbag lit after dealership performed 3 recall items. They ran a diagnostic and said I need a new module that governs the airbag system. $863?
2013 Kia Sorento 60,100 mi,
airbag light illuminated as soon as I passed the warranty period.