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2005 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 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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2005 Kia Sorento Questions

We did a major tune up of timing belt, crank shaft sensor, cam shaft sensor and water pump and belts! Ran great then I let it sit over night and tried to start it and now has a major rattle in the motor! I think I'm killing a hamster inside the motor! There are no code common up at all! T...

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I cant drive because the leak caused fire since it leaked onto my engine. Can I wrap the hose temporarily until I can get it to the shop?

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2005 Kia Sorento Reviews

After the vehicle stopped working for the second time in 3 months. I had to do some research, this last incident none of the belts would spin but the engine is running. I came to find out this is a common problem with the Sorento. The bolt of the crankshaft breaks which causes more damage. The steering goes out and the brake and battery light comes on. Now Im about to come out of pocket another...

I am also a 2005 KIA Soento owner and I have also had to replace my headlights & brake lights constantly, drives me bonkers, then my A/C went out. I was also told by the dealership it was front wheel drive inturn it was not ; (

I would advise people to not purchase a kia. I purchased my Sorento with 19 miles in 2005. I have had mine serviced regularly. The first issue was the crank shaft bolt broke at 90,000 miles. Then a little over 100,000 mile my air conditioner went out, then a few months later the heater fan went out. I have had to replace the rotors. Now im having issues with the wheel bearings. My mechanic ...

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