Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
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Kia Sorento ProblemsFailure of AC Compressor Clutch
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.
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.
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.
Kia Sorento QuestionsRadio will not turn off whether car is on or off. It's locked into a radio station on low volume. No other functions are working on radio including satellite, phone, CD. Suggestions? (1 answer)
The car engine is is off. Car is locked with no keys and radio is still on. I am thinking of detaching battery cable or taking radio fuse out to avoid draining battery. Suggestions?
I have checked the fluid level in the radiator and its full. the noise started couple days ago. nothing in the coolant system has been replaced.
I put in drive rev up the motor nothing thats in every gear its not pulling the shifting rod on the transmission at all
Kia Sorento RecallsAutomatic 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.
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.
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.