Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Kia Sorento
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Our experts translate recalls into plain English
Kia Sorento ProblemsHead Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely
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.
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.
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.
Kia Sorento QuestionsHas anyone else had a problem with a front wheel locking up while driving? (2 answers)
The brakes on the left front wheel locks up, causing it to get really hot and smoking. We have recently bought new tires and had brake pads, rotors, caliper and brake line unit replaced. It happened again and the mechanic said they found a module that had to be reset. Brought it home, drove it ab...
I don't believe it ever worked the cruise indicator light comes on but it won't go in to cruise control
When the lights are turned on even in the first position the lights and radio also the indicator lights for the air controls go out. The front driver side head light and tail light are burnt out could that be a cause or side effect from a electronic short somewhere?
Kia Sorento RecallsDriver's Seat Back Frame Breaks In An Accident
The driver's seat back frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and may not function as designed in the event of a rear-end collision. Dealers will inspect the welds and replace the driver seat back frame as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The rear suspension may have a faulty weld, which could result in the weld cracking. Dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross member, replacing the rear cross member assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.