2007 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Kia Sorento
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2007 Kia Sorento ProblemsUpdated 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.
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
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.
2007 Kia Sorento QuestionsMy brake light and batt light were flickering. Replaced the alternator. It dies (1 answer)
Just replaced the alternator because the batt light and brake light were flickering. The car died on my wife yesterday. Put a new batt in and we were able to drive it home. It still has the flickering batt light and brake light. Any ideas would be helpful or a check list to check
V6 Ka sorento
Took vehicle to KIA service dept and after hours of diagnostic they decided to change control panel $740 including labor, just picked up the car yesterday and now today on a trip out of town it has already quit working. What now? Will I have to pay for diagnostic again and if they find a total d...
2007 Kia Sorento RecallsBrake Light Switch May Fail Prematurley
The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.
The front passenger airbag may be incorrectly turned off when an adult is in the front passenger seat. The front passenger airbag is designed to be turned off when the front seat is unoccupied or is occupied by a child, but the occupant classification system (OCS) may not correctly classify an adult passenger and command the airbag off when it should be on. If the passenger side airbag is off when an adult passenger is in the front passenger seat, there is an increased risk of personal injury. Dealers will update the programming of the OCS control module to correct this concern. The KIA recall number is SC076A.
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.