2003 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Kia Sorento
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2003 Kia Sorento ProblemsFailure of AC Compressor Clutch
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
One or both head light bulbs may burn out prematurely requiring replacement. There have also been reports of other bulbs burning out often as well.
An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.
2003 Kia Sorento QuestionsThe alignment pin for crankshaft gear and harmonic balancer sheared off HELP!!?? (2 answers)
What do you do to fix this without spending alot of money and how?
I drive around with anxiety wondering when its going to happen again. The part will fly off into the road and i loose all power, steering and only have enough power to maybe get home. ..
2003 Kia Sorento RecallsVehicle May Have a Fuel Leak
The fuel line near the fuel tank may leak due to an interference fit with the vehicle floor pan. Dealers will replace a section of the fuel line to correct the issue. The recall began on October 5, 2005. The Kia recall number is SC-052.