2012 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

2012 Kia Sorento Problems

Head 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.

Upgraded Control Module Will Stop Erroneous Airbag Light

The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously.  This can be caused by an internal defect in the control module. Replacement of the airbag control module with a revised part may be necessary to correct this concern.

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 !

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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

The headlights are the only issue, so far. Can't see at all on regular beam. Almost seems like riding around with parking lights. I'm constantly using the brights until I can get this fixed.
I purchased a 2012 Kia Sorento. I do love the car. The exception is the headlights. The dim lights are sooooooo bad!! The high beams should be the low beams. I drive to work at night and have a hard time when other cars are in the opposite lane. I guess I have to pay extra to purchase better lights. I am not happy about this!
Dont buy a KIA Sorento. I have had my car for 3 months and it has been in the shop at least 8 times already. It is a piece of garbage. I hope someone steals it and I never have to see it again.

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