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 ProblemsRevised Crankshaft Pulley Bolt
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.
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.
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.
2012 Kia Sorento QuestionsMy 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?
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 ...
The smoke goes away after a few mins. But once the car has been sitting for a while it does it again.
2012 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.