2006 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Sorento

2006 Kia Sorento Problems

Updated Timing Chain Tensioner to Correct Noise on Startup

If the engine is excessively noisy on startup (after the engine has been off for several hours) and the noise lasts more than four or five seconds, turn off the engine and check for correct engine oil level. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Kia released an updated timing chain tensioner to solve this problem.

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.

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2006 Kia Sorento Questions

Run great go to shift no matter what gear im in wont move what to do. Lostandstupid (1 answer)

I put in drive rev up the motor nothing thats in every gear its not pulling the shifting rod on the transmission at all

check engine light came on. Auto Zone checked code says ignition coil. (1 answer)

Car is not running rough. Can this still be the issue of light?

I just had my kia in shop had timing belt ,belt for alternator ,new crank sensor (1 answer)

Fixed and a new radiator put in.. I pick it up and now my engine is shaking make sounds it never made and check engine lights on ...took it back he said it a vacuum leak and its a recall can u please help me I don't no what to believe..

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2006 Kia Sorento Recalls

Brake Light Switch May Fail

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.

 

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2006 Kia Sorento Reviews

Have a 2006 sorento it runs great go to shift it out of park and no matter what gear it goes on it wont matter wont move whats the problem has 180000 miles on it check engine is on what do i do
I Bought my 2006 kia sorento new in 2006 no problems till these last 3 years replaced headlights bulbs 3 times replaced brake light bulbs 4 times replaced powersteering pressure hose replaced altenator still have to replace air conditioning compressor went out this car is nickle and dime me to death have to keep it its paid off
Power steering. Seems the tech at KIA Peoria don't know how to fix the problem returned it four times and is still leaking. Factory rotors were replaced after 50,000 miles now they say the new ones are cheap and they are probably warped. Third time to replace the rotors. When I brake the front in shakes and I am told it is the rotors. The service tech says he will sell me good ones for $200.00....

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