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2005 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Chart based on 112 repairs.

2005 Kia Sorento engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 23 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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2005 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

117800 mi

R 7000
The no 4 injector was totally damaged and could not be repaired and had to be replaced this was after rust was found in the diesel pump 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

108500 mi

R 500
Replaced heater core inder dash. 
55300 mi

£343
Blocked fuel system and fuel pump. Fuel pump removes and cleaned, fuel lines flushed, fuel filter replaced. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

79980 mi

R 88
Replace top radiator hose after hose split 
119040 mi

R 1800
Replace leaking water hoses Replaced worn turbocharger 
144800 mi

R 250
Fuel tank lining disintegrated and clogged diesel filter causing power loss and engine check light. Tank inside stripped, cleaned and flushed. Fuel lines flushed and filters replaced. 
157480 mi

R 160
EGR valve sticking open causing black smoke and power loss. Inlet manifold removed and cleaned, blanking plate fitted to EGR pipe. 
171120 mi

R 200
4 broken studs on exhaust manifold. All studs and nuts replaced. 
173600 mi

R 15
Top radiator hose leaking, replaced 
107000 mi

£80
replaced idler pulley of aux belt. installed super locker mod to override the tod system if needed. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

140000 mi

US $1350
Radiator hoses needed replacement along with water pump. Plus oil system needed help. Old age. 
47000 mi

US $200
Accelerator cable was fraying inside its sheath, causing erratic pedal movement. 
48000 mi

US $10
throttle plate carbon deposits. Dealer claimed to clean and lubricate. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

80000 mi

US $40
Replaced lower radiator hose  
97000 mi

US $331
crank sprocket replaced. Overheating/Replaced reservoir. Seam on orig reservoir separated. Overheating: Could not locate problem Overheating/Replaced hose clamps. Overheating/Replaced water pump. 
97000 mi Overheated now wont start. Can't locate problem. Car has been sitting for a month after having continued overheating, replaced all possible problematic parts w/o resolution. Won't start post water pump. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

127000 mi

US $215
Replaced both flex pipes in the exhaust. Removed and welded in new flex pipes. 
139000 mi

US $800
Check Engine Light. Purge valve needed replaced. Leaking hose in vapor recovery system repaired 
161700 mi

US $2100
Leak in the gas tank at a seam 
197700 mi

US $240
Coolant leaking from hose at rear of engine compartment 
80000 mi

US $2
Crankshaft pulley bolt, broke in half, caused a lot of damage water pump, and so on. KIA should recall this part as it as happens a lot to Kia Sorento, all years it cost me $1474 to fix this mess,for a $ 10.00 part. 

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2005 Kia Sorento Engine Problems

76 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Kia Sorento. 14 of these members (18.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 43 engine repairs to 2005 Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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