Report: Failure of AC Compressor Clutch
Kia Sorento Problem
Average Mileage: 83,331 mi (27,000 mi - 131,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sorento, 68,000 mi
There is a high pitched noise when I try to use the defroster or air conditioner. :(
Visitor, 2008 Kia Sorento, 110,000 mi
a/c quit working clutch will not engage.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sorento, 63,000 mi
makes a rattling noise and has recently stopped blowing cold air.
Visitor, 2008 Kia Sorento, 27,000 mi
engine knocking when a/c on and engine idling. Dealership replaced compressor hub.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sorento, 75,000 mi
A/C Compressor went out! Had to replace!
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sorento, 106,000 mi
Compressor clutch went out. Was told by mechanic it was due to compressor leaking, and would have to replace the entire compressor.
Visitor, 2006 Kia Sorento, 95,000 mi
AC started blowing warm air on Thursday. I took it to our Mechanic on Saturday and was told the AC compressor clutch was not working. It will several hundred dollars to fix!
Visitor, 2003 Kia Sorento
clutch is make a loud squealing sound and you can see were the clutch has melted looking at it from the front.
The compressor clutch was ratting and making high pitched sounds.
I am replacing just the clutch.
noisy clutch to AC very loud..was told by mechanic in order to replace would cost between 700 and 800!!! I am on a fixed income of SSD and CAN NOT afford this kind of repair on my only vehicle..Will definitely be contacting KIA dealer to find out why KIA does not fix these issues that are prominent in the KIA's.
Also had issue with Harmonic with bolt that sheared off...that cost me over 600 in repairs just 3 months ago..also found out there are thousands who have had this same issue and KIA does nothing about these defects in their vehicles!!!! SAD..would not ever buy another one, when this one permanently dies..getting another brand of vehicle where they honor their defective parts...and have told many who are looking for new car..NO KIA