2005 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Kia Sorento

2005 Kia Sorento Problems

Head Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely

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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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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2005 Kia Sorento Questions

When I turn on the head light the radio and dash lights turn off. Whats up (1 answer)

When the lights are turned on even in the first position the lights and radio also the indicator lights for the air controls go out. The front driver side head light and tail light are burnt out could that be a cause or side effect from a electronic short somewhere?

05 Kia Sorrento shuts off while driving. Goes totally dead. Let it sit for awhile and starts back up (3 answers)

odometer failure. what can cause this. odometer indicator does not display mileage. (1 answer)

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2005 Kia Sorento Reviews

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based on 22 customer reviews
19.9 mpg until Bush wanted Corn Whiskey in the gas. Then it was 18 from then on. The gold paint decided to FADE on every piece of plastic around the car all at once. Tried fuel cleaner and my fuel gauge started screwing up after that. Putting the car in 4x4 mode would make it extremely hard to turn on street. Our transmission failed repeatedly from a faulty ECM that was shorting a wire...
Reading some of the reviews, I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I have a 2005 Sorento EX, had it since new, now 160,000 miles. Never (never) had it in the shop...EVEN FOR WARRANTY WORK. I think that's the secret, keeping it out of the shop for somebody's ill trained mechanics to screw up. I still have the same spark plugs but have changed the hoses & one serpentine belt (at a local repair shop)...
I have a water leak near the back of motor. Steady Drip.

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