Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

Revised 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.

Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

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.

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Kia Sorento Questions

Radio will not turn off whether car is on or off. It's locked into a radio station on low volume. No other functions are working on radio including satellite, phone, CD. Suggestions? (1 answer)

The car engine is is off. Car is locked with no keys and radio is still on. I am thinking of detaching battery cable or taking radio fuse out to avoid draining battery. Suggestions?

have a bubbling/gurgling noise coming from inside the dash while the car is running. (1 answer)

I have checked the fluid level in the radiator and its full. the noise started couple days ago. nothing in the coolant system has been replaced.

Run great go to shift no matter what gear im in wont move what to do. Lostandstupid (1 answer)

I put in drive rev up the motor nothing thats in every gear its not pulling the shifting rod on the transmission at all

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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.

Front Passenger Seat Belt Buckle Will Not Latch

The passenger front seat belt may not latch properly. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat belt buckle cover free of charge to resolve the concern.

Accelerator Peda Fails To Operate

An improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly may prevent the accelerator pedal from operating. Dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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!
Hi, my name is Anthony R. Smith I have A 06 KIA , the check engine light came on I don't know what to do. help me plese . tell me what to do ,thank you.

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