Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

Kia Sorento Problems

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.

Ignition Coil May Fail

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.

Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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Kia Sorento Questions

The alignment pin for crankshaft gear and harmonic balancer sheared off HELP!!?? (2 answers)

What do you do to fix this without spending alot of money and how?

why is my car smoking (1 answer)

my kia sorento 2008 overheats when im at a stop light but when i press on the gas pedal it stops smoking and also when i lift up the hood i notice clumpy brown stuff all inside the engine and dripping from up under the car. i put water to see if that was it but it was not I put some anti freeze i...

what is the part number for the repair kit for the up stream o2 sensor (1 answer)

Vin# KNDJC733X65574515

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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

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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