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 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

the rpm gage will not move while cranking the engine. eng fuse inside compartment was blown.. replace it.. voltage reading is 7 volts.. when i crank it. it drops to .01 volts.. battery light does not light up when the key is in the on position.. i just threw that one in here.. dont think that has...

Stalls out while in drive .I have to turn the ignition
back and forth then pump the gas petal and pray it starts.
Is it the fuel pump, and or filter? Stranded in Idabe,l Oklahoma.

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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...

Do not buy a KIA. I bought this used at 40,000 miles, 2 yrs ago. Since then, here are the repairs I had to eat the cost: Engine, tires, brakes, antifreeze container, starter, battery, water hose, 2 wheel barrings, and various other little issues with the KIA still leaking antifreeze, oh and I changed the headlights, tailights. wow.

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