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2004 Kia Sorento

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2004 Kia Sorento Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.

2004 Kia Sorento Questions and Answers

nicholas2005, 2004 Kia Sorento, Downingtown, PA

the emission control system of our car is malfunctioning. the light indicator is on.

Boobie, 2004 Kia Sorento, Columbus, OH

the antifreeze/coolant seems to be evaporating since there isn't a leak I can see or detect. The engine light is on but goes away when I add coolant. Also hot air blows through vents at times ...

jknowles6, 2004 Kia Sorento, Salisbury, MA

Wondering how I can tell if my 2004 kia sorento has this type of engine. I need the timing belt changed and have been told to make sure I Know which engine I have. How do I find out?

ninernut5, 2004 Kia Sorento, Fredericksburg, VA

For whatever reason, my front brakes start to grab onto the rotors to the point where I know they're basically dragging on the rotor. The brake pedal becomes increasingly hard to where you ca...

smarberry, 2004 Kia Sorento, South Saint Paul, MN

The 4 wheel drive suddenly quit working. The light on the dash says it is on but the front wheels do nothing. I have been using it because of a blizzard then I started it after class and could not ...

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2004 Kia Sorento Reviews

Bought my Sorento new in 2005 & thought yay!! Have a vehicle with great coverage! Wrong .... Replaced a lot of headlights,belts,small stuff that adds up. But last week the crank shaft bolt broke off & went through a head gasket! No recall on the bolt! My Sorento only had 80,000 !! Crazy that my car is worth nothing now. I will never buy another Kia, they don't stand behind their vehicles!!!! The mechanics just want to up sell every time you're in for service!!
Thankful it broke down in my driveway & not on the road.
Not at a good financial stage in my life right now. But thanks to KIa, I had to buy a new vehicle & no it's not another Kia!!!!!!

my car position lights front and rear doesnot comes on when switch to on drive in night realy problem e mail ahmed_77790@yahoo.com

The best SUV's we have even owned, we have an 04 and an 05 and have had to do nothing but regular maintenance. Mine, the 04 has 76K and the original spark plugs and still gets 20-22 MPG.
The 05 in still like new and has only 27K on it, if we ever do trade. it'll be for more Sorrento's.

On a trip to Chicago my drive axle went out...had it fixed while I was there & same thing happened again on the way home. had the car towed to a dealer(not a Kia Dealer.. wasn't one close enough)..service Mgr. said problem was because of lack of tread between front tires & rear...warranty company agreed. Garage in IN told me to have dealer take car out of four-wheel drive & put in two- wheel..did that. Drove it back to IN to be repaired AGAIN..garage repaired...said car was missing the heat shield??? Because of that missing it melted the bushings...they made no mention of the tire issue??? I'm not quite sure what to think!

will never buy another kia. junk.

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