2011 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
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2011 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.
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.
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.
2011 Kia Sorento QuestionsWhy will the drivers side door not open from outside of car door handle (2 answers)
When I pull up somewhere, and get out of car, shut the door. Then I lock the doors with remote, return to get in the door handle opens but the door itself will not open.
that is not the kia original they said that would be 1,600 not including tax , 1,400 not including the tax, firestone said they have to replace the whole thing rack and pinion? is this a fair price ? they said they saw leaking on my car, I have never seen any leaking xcept water from air conditi...
oil is down 2qts and oil cap smells burnt
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.