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2006 Kia Sorento

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2006 Kia Sorento Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously.  This can be caused by an internal defect in the control module. Replacement of the airbag control module with a revised part may be necessary to correct this concern.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.

2006 Kia Sorento Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 17, 2009

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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 Questions and Answers

saratogaboy, 2006 Kia Sorento, Lake Worth, FL

am told certain KIA Sorentos have timing chain rather than belt. If true , which 2006 models do??

coryelldds, 2006 Kia Sorento, Asheville, NC

have 2006 Sorento. Have 42,000 miles. Have only done routine oil and air filter changes and tires have been replaced with routine rotation and balancing. What services should be done now?

coryelldds, 2006 Kia Sorento, Asheville, NC

it was recommended that I replace the timing belt on my 4WD sorento. It has 42000 miles (dealer has not seen car -this was over the phone conversation). Is the replacement of timing belt neces...

bicio, 2006 Kia Sorento, Ranchos De Taos, NM

I, my sorento with 47,000 miles is gettig very poor gas mileage, (much worst than when it was newer ). since I live in a very dusty area, I suspect changing the fuel filter (s), may be a good idea....

shellee, 2006 Kia Sorento, Imperial Beach, CA

my husband hit a small pole last night, on front bumper. The airbag deployed. This morning the car wouldnt start, got a jump and still will not turn over. sounds like its going to but doesnt. i was...

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2006 Kia Sorento Reviews

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.

All I HAVE TO SAY IS That kia must have stock in a light bulb factory. have a 2006 sorento in last 2 years changed out the rear light' s 4 times today the tehe lamps. it funny I have a 94 pontiac and have never change on bulb

I have a 2004 KIA Sorrento and I will also comment on the Head light issue......it sucks..... I too replace bulbs all the time. I was told that when you replace one you need to replace them on both sides. when you replace just one side the other side will go out right behind it. I found that replacing them both at the same time dose make a difference but they still should not blow like they do and..... not to mention it is a pain in the butt to get them head lights out....speaking from a single lady that does her own minor repairs!

Have to piggy back on the headlight issue, I have changed out the headlight bulbs routinely, alternating sides. The other huge issue is that I was driving around and lost power steering and the brake light came on, went under the hood and discovered the belts were loose. Started to change out the belts and discovered that the crankshaft bolt had snapped. Took it to Kia figuring it would fall under the warranty and of course, does not becuase it is a 580 part. Now they are awaiting a tool to try and repair my vehicle as well as another with same issue. I have researched online and it seems there are multiple issues with this. Not a happy Sorento customer!

My two rear brake lights do not work while my high above hatch door light does.I changed the fuse and the two light bulbs. Still does not work

Does anyone have any idea?

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