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Kia Sorento Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues

Kia Sorento Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD

Average Mileage: 54,625 mi (25,000 mi - 93,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 4WD, 25,000 mi

    transmission "clunks" into gear between 40-50 mph. was like this when I bought it new, been in 3 times with "unable to duplicate"

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 46,000 mi

    Driving down free way car feel like I hit something hard take in to dealer they do transmission update. Problem fixed

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 93,000 mi

    starts off in 3rd gear new trans and new computer and it still has same problem

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  • Visitor, , 4WD

    Sluggish movement when you shift to drive. I think it start with the 3rd gear and the check light comes on.

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 75,000 mi

    From park to reverse or drive it shift after a second or so rather rough.
    Also dowe shifting when slowing down it is rough

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 82,000 mi

    going out of park to another gear it shifts real hard.and will only go 5 mph. cut it off and restart it sevsreal times. and then it will drive as normal REALLY REALLY AGGERVATING!!!!!!!! PLEASE FIGURE THIS ONE OUT KIA PLEASE!!!

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 34,000 mi

    trany feels like it slips or down shifts ruff

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 42,000 mi

    Has been doing this since it was new.. I mention it every time I go in for service.. I have had all the scheduled maintenance done at Kia dealer.. they say it is normal for the car.. I will show this to themm.. I am curious if they say they have the software updte

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  • natslo26, , 2WD, 40,000 mi

    clunks around 40 mph

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