2004 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Kia Sorento

2004 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.

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2004 Kia Sorento Questions

I was driving yesterday and all of the sudden I felt the acceleration of my car stop. I let off the gas pedal then pressed it again and it was as if I wasn't pushing it at all, to the point of not having a gas pedal at all. I did notice when I cranked it that time it made a noise that got my ...

Sorento is 4wd model, with 59K miles. Tires were changed about 4 years ago. Only recently noticed the humming when I go over 10 mph, and the pitch increases (higher) as I accellerate, and decreases (lower) as I slow down. The noise is separate and apart from the engine as it shifts up/down nor...

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2004 Kia Sorento Reviews

ill never buy 1 again!!!!!

I love my Kia Sorrento, 2004...but am repulsed by Kia Dealerships and their service centers. On my way to work recently I noticed that my air bag warning lamp came on. In the owners manual, it states to take your vehicle directly to a Kia authorized dealership or service center when the air bag warning lamp comes on for an immediate inspection to avoid automatic airbag inflation or faulty ai...

Great vehicle, only issues have been: - Poor highway MPG - Paint flaking off on spoiler and both mirrors. - Frequent replacing of bulbs for headlights and brake lights.

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