2011 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Kia Sorento
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2011 Kia Sorento ProblemsFailure of AC Compressor Clutch
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.
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.
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.
2011 Kia Sorento Questionshave a bubbling/gurgling noise coming from inside the dash while the car is running. (1 answer)
I have checked the fluid level in the radiator and its full. the noise started couple days ago. nothing in the coolant system has been replaced.
Was told fuses are bad is this a costly repair?
2011 Kia Sorento RecallsAutomatic Transmission Gear Shift Lever Comes Out Of Park Without Using Brake Pedal
The shift lever interlock feature may break, resulting in the shift lever coming out of park unexpectedly. This could allow the vehicle to roll and cause injury. Dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism free of charge to resolve the concern.
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 right intermediate drive shaft may suffer from noise and excessive wear due to misalignment with the transmission right side output gear. As the splines on the intermediate shaft wear, a whirring and/or whining noise may develop and eventually result in damage to the automatic transmission output gear. Severe wear of the splines could result in a loss of drive force to the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the right side output gear and intermediate shaft and replace worn parts as necessary. Alignment of the intermediate shaft will also be inspected and corrected if needed. This recall is expected to begin during May 2011. The Kia recall number is SC089.