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2003 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Kia Sorento

2003 Kia Sorento Problems

Head Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely

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.

Revised Crankshaft Pulley Bolt

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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

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2003 Kia Sorento Questions

will crank no start no code (1 answer)

new timing belt cam and crank sensor after it stopped running not before
strange cruise control light flashes very fast and check for rpm with scanner it loses communication after a few revolutions of crank also 4x4 lite will blink not sure if related

Cruise control doesn't work (1 answer)

I don't believe it ever worked the cruise indicator light comes on but it won't go in to cruise control

The 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?

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2003 Kia Sorento Recalls

Vehicle 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.

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2003 Kia Sorento Reviews

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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...
Original owner 2003 Sorento EX 4x4 3.5L 4spd auto 75,000 miles. Love this car, plenty of leg room (I am 6'2), engine\tranny OK but electrical system sucks. Had to turn off the security alarm as it kept on draining the car battery, headlights and worst BREAK light bulbs keep on burning out, someone will rear end me one of these days because of that. The horn will stop working on some days for ...
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...

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