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2005 Kia Sorento Engine Problems and Repair Histories

71 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Kia Sorento. 14 of these members (19.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 35 engine repairs to 2005 Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Kia Sorento problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Kia Sorento problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

40% of the 2005 Kia Sorento repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 87 repairs.

2005 Kia Sorento engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Kia Sorento engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 30% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, 10% between $500 and $999, and 20% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 20 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in South Africa
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 111600    
117800 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 
120900  

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in South Africa
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 97960    
108500 500 Replaced heater core inder dash. 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 30000    
55300 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

Kia Sorento in South Africa
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 71920    
81380 88 Replace top radiator hose after hose split 
119620 20 Replaced worn turbocharger Replace leaking water hoses 
144800 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 160 EGR valve sticking open causing black smoke and power loss. Inlet manifold removed and cleaned, blanking plate fitted to EGR pipe. 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 103000    
107000 80 replaced idler pulley of aux belt. installed super locker mod to override the tod system if needed. 
119000  

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 138000    
140000 1350 Radiator hoses needed replacement along with water pump. Plus oil system needed help. Old age. 
 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 43000    
47000 200 Accelerator cable was fraying inside its sheath, causing erratic pedal movement. 
48000 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

Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
40 Replaced lower radiator hose  
97000 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 0 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. 
-2000  

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 86000    
127000 215 Replaced both flex pipes in the exhaust. Removed and welded in new flex pipes. 
139000 800 Check Engine Light. Purge valve needed replaced. Leaking hose in vapor recovery system repaired 
161700 2100 Leak in the gas tank at a seam 
165000  
Kia Sorento in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 79000    
80000 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. 
80000  

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