2004 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

2004 Kia Sorento Problems

Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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.

Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

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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2004 Kia Sorento Questions

Any suggestions? (1 answer)

Replaced throttle positioning sensor, crankshaft sensor, still getting all kinds of codes and check engine light still coming on, any suggestions

My interior lights will not go off while driving, why? (1 answer)

A/c compressor won't kick on. (1 answer)

Should I play it safe and get compressor and clutch? Tested high with gauges. Freon completely empty.

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2004 Kia Sorento Reviews

I purchased a Kia for my Daughter 7 years ago. This car has taken her through High school,College and now Grad School. College and Grad school has been over 100 miles away. She love this car and it has been a blessing for us. We purchased this car used with over 60,000 miles. We have had our share of repairs however repairs come with normal wear and tear on a vehicle. When we purchased the...
coolant fan will not shut off, doors lock an unlock by themselves. Call me crazy but I love my KIA
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!!!! Th...

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