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Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Kia Sorento

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Kia Sorento is between $405 and $495 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Kia Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2003 Kia Sorento Location: Both Sides
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$266 - $388
2003 Kia Sorento Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$168 - $220
2003 Kia Sorento
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$0 - $0
2003 Kia Sorento Drive Train: 2WD
60,000 Mile Service
$1090 - $1453
2003 Kia Sorento
Spark Plug Replacement
$282 - $377

Kia Sorento Problems

Head 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.

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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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

Seat won't move back (1 answer)

Drivers seat will move forward but not backwards

Do you have to remove transmission in order to remove crankshaft.? (2 answers)

My bolt for balancer broke inside crankshaft. Cant drill out so have to change crankshaft.

crankshaft pulley bolt repair (1 answer)

repairing a broken off crankshaft pulley bolt

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Kia Sorento Recalls

Trailer Brake Lights Stay Illuminated

The accessory tow hitch trailer hitch module may allow the brake lights of an attached trailer to stay illuminated constantly. Dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver'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.

Rear Suspension Welds Break

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.

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Kia Sorento Reviews

19.9 mpg until Bush wanted Corn Whiskey in the gas. Then it was 18 from then on. The gold paint decided to FADE on every piece of plastic around the car all at once. Tried fuel cleaner and my fuel gauge started screwing up after that. Putting the car in 4x4 mode would make it extremely hard to turn on street. Our transmission failed repeatedly from a faulty ECM that was shorting a wire...
Have a 2006 sorento it runs great go to shift it out of park and no matter what gear it goes on it wont matter wont move whats the problem has 180000 miles on it check engine is on what do i do
Terrible ride! Front end bangs at every bump. Struts were checked NY dealer...not leaking... New tires didn't help. Have owned a Sante Fe...no comparison. The Sorrento is the worst riding vehicle I have ever owned!

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