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2003 Kia Sorento electrical repair cost distribution

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.
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2003 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

108000 mi

US $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

42160 mi Aircon thermostat fixed 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

75000 mi needed new alternator 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

86000 mi

US $470
ac clutch bad,complete compressor kit on order 
114000 mi

US $50
O rings at both ends of suction hose right off the A/C compressor 
118000 mi

US $120
Replaced suction side hose off of compressor. Had a pin hole leak. Replaced oil in compressor also. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

275000 mi Needed a new A/C compressor. 
108500 mi

C $220
Blower Transistor resistor, fans would not turn off. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

75020 mi

C $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. 
110000 mi

US $130
Head light bulbs also replaced 
146000 mi Airbag warning light on. No diagnosis, no repair. 
120300 mi

US $525
The air conditioning compressor was bad. 

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2003 Kia Sorento Electrical Problems

72 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Kia Sorento. 12 of these members (16.7%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 15 electrical repairs to 2003 Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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