As of 2015, Kia has issued several recalls for the Sorento, including for brake light issues, passenger airbag switches, transmission intermediate shaft problems, electrical fires and fuel leaks. These recalls affect various model years, so owners should check with their dealer if they have any questions.
Kia has issued two brake light recalls. With these recalls, the brake lights do not illuminate; however, the problem also affects the cruise control and electronic stability control unit of the vehicle.
The front passenger seat has a sensor that turns off the airbag when a child rides in the seat. Issues with this sensor cause it to turn off the airbag with an adult passenger. The lack of the functioning airbag increases the risk of injury.