Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance

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

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Kia Sorento Problems

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.

Software Update Available Which May 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.

lights go off

lights go off by them selves as I am driving dealer had it 3 times cant find problem

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Kia Sorento Questions

When I turn on the head light the radio and dash lights turn off. Whats up (1 answer)

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?

spongy brakes not losing any brake fluid. why are they spongy (1 answer)

the brakes work just spongy espesially in the morning. have to pump slightly to get pressure

I changed the crank sensor the timing belt and the crank sprocket (2 answers)

The truck won't turn over

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Kia Sorento Recalls

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.

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.

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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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