2004 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

2004 Kia Sorento Problems

Head Lamps

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.

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

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...
i have a 04 sorento and its got 60k miles. i too have changed the headlights at least 10 times and tail lights about 4 times. the clock loses power and resets all the time. my overdrive dont even work. took it to the dealer and they said its ok as long as i dont tow anything. i fill up my gas and the gauge dont work properly. just seems like everything is electrical. just so happens that the el...

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