2004 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

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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my car act as if it giving out of gas took it to the dealership the claim I need an exaust pipe and air mass flow (had it replaced). I took it to another mechanic and he said I loose fuel pressure but It dont do it but every so often so idk I need some advice on what to do or what is the real iss...

I have an 04 Sorento Automatic 3.5 V6 FWD.
I am trying to find that is compatible to that engine. It could be another year of a Sorento OR another model engine that would fit.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you, Robert

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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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