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2003 Kia Sorento Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

71 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Kia Sorento. 13 of these members (18.3%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 10 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2003 Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Kia Sorento problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Kia Sorento problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 Kia Sorento problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2003 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

42% of the 2003 Kia Sorento repairs were to the engine, 22% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 73 repairs.

2003 Kia Sorento electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Kia Sorento electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, and 50% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2003 Kia Sorento Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 104000    
106000 400 CAR RETURNED TO FACTORY FOR AIR BAG DEFECTS IDIOT LIGHT COMES ON. WHEN CAR WAS PURCHASED THE LIGHT WAS OFF BUT SINCE A YEAR IT HAS BEEN ON. KIA REPS WILL DO NOTHING EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FACTORY FIXED,KIA DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR WORK 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in France
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 58280    
75000 0 needed new alternator 
90520  
Kia Sorento in Philippines
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 35960    
42160 0 Aircon thermostat fixed 
48360  

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 84000    
86000 470 ac clutch bad,complete compressor kit on order 
110000  
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 113000    
114000 50 O rings at both ends of suction hose right off the A/C compressor 
118000 120 Replaced suction side hose off of compressor. Had a pin hole leak. Replaced oil in compressor also. 
121000  

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 84320    
108500 220 Blower Transistor resistor, fans would not turn off. 
114700  

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 90000    
120300 525 The air conditioning compressor was bad. 
153000  
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 74400    
75020 35 Low beams burn out at least every 3-4 months replaced wiring with one that was stated in a TSB- so far so good. 
 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 94000    
110000 130 Head light bulbs also replaced 
145000  

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