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2009 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Sorento

2009 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.

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.

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2009 Kia Sorento Questions

so after it was jumped it spattered the whole way home, the more I accelerated, the worse it got, as soon as I turned off the engine it wouldn't start, not a peep. do i have a clog in the fuel line? how to fix?

Trying to determine how to best replace the AC clutch.

oil leaks constantly, leaving a trail, is there a product that can slow leak?

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2009 Kia Sorento Recalls

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.

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2009 Kia Sorento Reviews

..Update..my sorento now has 16500 one year later..still running good no problems..Ok people my sorento now has 10495 miles on it..im still getting about 17 city and 22 highway.That trim piece along the bottom of the window on rear door drivers side is now popping off again and i have taken to the dealer again to have it replaced which is still under warrenty.I bought my sorento with 24 miles o...

We have purchased a lemon from KIA and they do not honor their warranty. They are very rude and unconcerned about fixing our vehicle. Working with them has been extremely difficult. The BBB gave them 30 days to fix our vehicle and they did not. Now the BBB wants to give them 30 more days since they didn't fix it the first time. This is not acceptable. KIA is a very disappointing company t...

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