2006 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Sorento
2006 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.
2006 Kia Sorento Questions
The SUV works fine but the radio is not giving any sound. all the display works and the dials but no music. i tried playing a CD and that did not work either. is there a reset button or what could i check on the radio or the vehicle to try and fix it before buying a new deck.
If I pull up on the right side of the drivers seat it will usually stop as long as I hold preasure. The worst when weather is hot or the heavier the driver. Is there a way to disconnect the sound with out compromising the air bag
I have a 2006 Kia Sorento I bought brand new in 2007. Currently have 92,000 mi.
I have ALWAYS had a thumping noise in the rear end either when I brake or take my foot off the brake. I had this in to the dealer many times starting at about 500 miles and they could never figure it out from day one...
2006 Kia Sorento Recalls
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.
2006 Kia Sorento Reviews
Hi, my name is Anthony R. Smith I have A 06 KIA , the check engine light came on I don't know what to do. help me plese . tell me what to do ,thank you.
2006 Sorento with same headlight problem everyone else has. Kia's response was the NHTSA has not "forced us" to issue a recall. If enough ownners file a complaint maybe they will recall this car. The headlight problem is a real safety issue. Maybe someone has to die in a nighttime crash. At times, both headlights will go out at once.
Buying a Kia is like buying a computer printer, cheap inital cost but expensive for parts and ink and no resale value. I will NEVER buy another Kia. Have had a 2006 Sorento for four years now can't afford to keep it and can't afford to sell it. Lights, brakes, exhaust, timing belt, water pump (labor)... most expensive (and most squirrelly) 4WD that I have ever owned.