2008 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Kia Sorento
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2008 Kia Sorento ProblemsHead Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely
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.
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.
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.
2008 Kia Sorento Questionsspongy brakes not losing any brake fluid. why are they spongy (1 answer)
the brakes work just spongy espesially in the morning. have to pump slightly to get pressure
my kia sorento 2008 overheats when im at a stop light but when i press on the gas pedal it stops smoking and also when i lift up the hood i notice clumpy brown stuff all inside the engine and dripping from up under the car. i put water to see if that was it but it was not I put some anti freeze i...
2008 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.