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 ProblemsHead 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.
The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously. This can be caused by an internal defect in the control module. Replacement of the airbag control module with a revised part may be necessary to correct this concern.
If the engine is excessively noisy on startup (after the engine has been off for several hours) and the noise lasts more than four or five seconds, turn off the engine and check for correct engine oil level. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Kia released an updated timing chain tensioner to solve this problem.
2003 Kia Sorento QuestionsCruise 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
What do you do to fix this without spending alot of money and how?
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.