2003 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Kia Sorento
2003 Kia Sorento Problems
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.
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.
In order to correct a problem that results in difficulty starting, engine vibration, or a rattling sound from the engine compartment, Kia released an updated crankshaft pulley bolt.
2003 Kia Sorento Questions
also noticed timming belt tensioner was bad. replaced tensioner, belt, pulleys and STILL no change. Runs great when it runs, but will die intermitently. try to restart and it misss-fires, tries to run backwords and stuff. What else is involved sending spark to the PROPER cylinder? some modual?
if the bolt has not broken? is this an easy repair to do yourself. the crankshaft pulley bolt on the 3.5 L V6 that has all the kia owners in an uproar. i have pulled and replaced engines before.
2003 Kia Sorento Recalls
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.
2003 Kia Sorento Reviews
there is a big prolem in the head lights and interior lights on this car i really think kia should recall these cars and fix the problem i have a 2003 sorento i love the car but i too have to change the headlights often and my interior libhts come on for no reason this is defently a production problem i would love to get a 2012 sorento but if this is what happens and kia dont want to take respo...
not impressed, harmonic balancer almost flew off, cost 3000.00 to fix it...I found out its a common issue with these Suv's...dash light out and lots of work to change it....selection control knob not working, only blows out of front vents, now no heat blowing to floor and windshield, try to fix it myself but cannot find out to see if its cable let go or motor, no one seems to know how to get to...
I have a 2003 Kia Sorento EX w/ upgrades. I love the car but over the years and now with 125,000 miles there are lots of minor issues with trim, seating, carpet. The interior lights go on/off to where I lose the dashlights unless I jiggle the roller wheel on the driver's side. Kia dealership quoted me several hundred dollars to LOOK at this to tell me what was wrong and overall could be $...