2012 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Kia Sorento

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2012 Kia Sorento Problems

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

airbag light indicator

intermitten airbag light indicator. is airbag disengaged when light is on, also when you are seated . jetskier .ps. BILL BYRD KIA DEALER HAS NO CLUE !

Head 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.

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2012 Kia Sorento Questions

My engine light came on and I had a diagnostic test which indicated that the fue (1 answer)

Fuel pressure sensor needs to be replaced. How long can I drive with this problem?

Starter out on 2012 Sorento. Turn key and it tries to engage, suspect solenoid. (1 answer)

Where is starter located, how to get to it without tearing apart the whole front end. Once out, will get repair on solenoid. Starter working but solenoid will engage intermittently enough to barley crank motor. No sequence of removal on net, if I can accurately locate the starter then a sequence ...

Why when I start my car a cloud of smoke comes out the exhaust. (1 answer)

The smoke goes away after a few mins. But once the car has been sitting for a while it does it again.

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2012 Kia Sorento Recalls

Automatic 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.

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2012 Kia Sorento Reviews

Bought a brand new Kia Sorento 3 months ago and the steering fluid is already leaking. I have had to top it off 3 times in the last couple weeks. Will be scheduling appointment to bring it in to get checked.
Just bought a new 2012 Kia Sorento (6 cyl engine) and I love it except: I have a whistle noise coming from the drivers side mirror. Also, it was BAD out of alignment when I drove it off the lot. Picked it up on Friday and was back in shop first thing Monday morning. Did not get problems fixed. It is back in shop as I write this for same issues.
2012 Kia sorento drivers side window will not open. I have checked the fuses, all the other windows work.

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