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Kia Motors / esc off light malfunction

1 Colorado, United States Review updated:

dealing with kia sorento 2007 at 62000 miles and the "esc off" light randomly illuminating. there are service bulletins out for this issue and i was told by dealership that kia will cover this under 60000mile warranty but since i came in 2000miles over it was up to me to pay some $700 to repair. diagnostic test came up saying that there is a faulty transfer case decoder motor, and since i did not do my "recommended" services to the transfer case before 60000 my warranty is voided. this is an issue that i feel maybe a defect to the "esc" in kia and not that i did not comply with my maintenance. it seems that i am not the only person with this problem and the real issue is that when the "esc off" light illuminates it stays on and i lose engine power/acceleration, which has almost caused me two accidents on the freeway!!

i have filed a complaint to the NHTSA ( ) in order for them to open up an investigation they need more consumers with this issue to file a complaint and determine if this is a potential defect or recall. so, if anyone has similar complaints with the "esc off" compartment in a kia vehicle please let me know or feel free to file a complaint online to . this is a serious safety hazard.

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  • Ja
      5th of May, 2011
    0 Votes

    I have a 2006 hyundia azera with a kia engineering and have the same problem.

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