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Kia Sorento Ignition Coil May Fail

Kia Sorento Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 112,863 mi (68,000 mi - 173,000 mi)


An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.

  • Visitor, , 118,000 mi

    My Sorento has been driving a little rough, this morning when I turned the car on it was shaking a bit, when I started to drive the check engine light would come on whenever my foot was on the gas. Brought it to my mechanic, he told me one of my ignition coils were bad and the other 2 were on their way out soon. Replaced the bad one today ($300), next week replacing the other 2 ($600).

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  • Visitor, , 92,000 mi

    Rough idle, hesitation on acceleration. Autozone shows mis-fire on #4 cylinder.

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  • Visitor, , 81,500 mi

    This is the second time I have had the problem. No warning, the engine starts to run rough then the engine light comes on.

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    breakup at acceleration, replaced all three coils on left side of engine, running fine now!

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  • Visitor, , 110,664 mi

    I being having the same problem, Mechanic don'twant to deal with this problem. I have paid different shops and cannot find the problem... all they tell me is the the code shows missfire from the ignition.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    had JUST had tune-up done--next day, #'s 1 & 4 ignition coils go bad

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    my car has been misfire and the ocde came up for ingnition coil

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Coils burn up still in shop

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  • Visitor, , 117,000 mi

    The engine check light became on. After checking with autozone, it came out to be misfire in two or three cylinders.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    A month ago the engine started to run rough like a misfire and check engine light came on. Brought to my mechanic and replace the ignition coil..$300.00. Now a month later, the same thing has happened. Call my mechanic and he he going to look at it today...11/15/14. I can't believe this is not a recall problem! Never had coils go bad this soon.

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