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 ProblemsHead Lamps
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.
An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.
2011 Kia Sorento QuestionsHave there been any recalls regarding Manifold Blowers? (1 answer)
Had a Auto Zone plug into my car. It showed that something is wrong with the manifold blower or something like that. That's why I asked if there was any recalls on it.
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.
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.