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Kia Sorento Head Lamps

Kia Sorento Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Average Mileage: 76,667 mi (10,000 mi - 168,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 82,000 mi

    My headlight started burning out after I had had the vehicle 1 yr. I have now replaced them 4 times! And brake lights 3 times. Never have I had to do this with any used vehicle I have ever bought..............and with the Kia--I bought it new! Not a cheap fix either. The lights suddenly blow and you are driving in the dark. The brights can be switched on, but that is also dangerous. PLus law enforcement has stopped me on more than one occasion to give me a warning that my light is out. First one blows and then quickly the other goes. There has to be a problem with this that can be fixed!

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  • Visitor, , 92,150 mi

    Dome light does not work when opening the doors. Works fine using the overhead switch

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  •  Rookie

    I have a 2005 Kia Sorento. I have had a problem with my headlights since I have had my car which I bought new in 2005. I have taken it to the dealer in Valdosta GA several times to find out about it and they always say it's not a recall so they can't do anything about it. I have to replace headlights and taillights every 3 or 4 months. It is very expensive. My dome light hasn't worked in years and my check engine light stays on all the time. I know there is some kind of defect in the electrical system and it's been this way from the beginning. The 10 year/100,000.00 mile warrenty is about useless with this car. There has not been one thing since I have had the car that was covered under warrenty. I will never buy a Kia again and I certainly want ever use Kia in Valdosta GA again, they have the worst service I have ever seen. There favorite thing to say is "It's not covered under our warrenty!" That is supposedly there big selling point and it is worthless!
    Everyone who is having the same trouble needs to complain so we can get this recalled and fixed. I wish I knew where to complian to that could make that happen. They don't really care in Valdosta whether you complain or not, there not going to do anything about it anyway.

    Sick of buying headlights!

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    I have to replace my headlights and brake lights almost every month!! When each headlight cost you $14.00 each, it gets way too expensive!!

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    have replaced headlights almost every 4 months.

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  • Visitor,

    We bought it new and have replaced MANY headlight and stoplight bulbs, now the stoplights wont work at all even after replacing the switch, lighting has been a nightmare in this car

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  • Visitor, , 77,000 mi

    I have to replace my headlamps usually every 2-3 months. They keep burning out

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    Have to change headlight every time the temperature fluctuates, both sides within a week of each other. Bought the car brand new and have had this problem since the beginning.

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    The headlights would only last 3-4 months. I replaced them about four times and then took it to the dealer as my Sorento was still under warranty. They replaced the wiring harness to the headlights, I believe with one with more resistnce to reduce the voltage to the bulbs. No more problems.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    REplace headlimp often also

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