Transmission Damage Due to Low and/or Incorrect Fluid on Kia Sorento

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

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Average mileage: 123,000 (114,000–132,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
5 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009
7 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2005 Kia Sorento- 4WD132,000
When i stop then i push gas,the car doesn't movie.
2006 Kia Sorento114,000
Yes, it is important to use proper fluid as indicated in your manual. Some transmissions have brass parts which degrade with the wrong fluid and result in damage. Pay attention to the API rating as well as weight. Both should not be deviated from.
2006 Kia Sorento- 2WD
leaking transmission fluid from bottom of transmission through a hose coming from the front bottom of the transmission.
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