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.
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.
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.