2009 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Sorento
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2009 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.
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.
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.
2009 Kia Sorento Questionshow do i keep the chime and warning symbol for door ajar from coming on. (1 answer)
also, the interior light keeps coming on with it. and it will come on when i just barely turn the steering wheel left. it doesn't do it all the time. and then at other times it does it a lot.
2009 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.