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2004 Kia Sorento Repair Histories

57 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Kia Sorento. 23 of these members (40.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 64 repairs to 2004 Kia Sorentos--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2004 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2004 Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 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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2004 Kia Sorento

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Kia in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
90000 mi US $45 There was a leak in the coolant plastic reservoir. Replaced with a better factory replacement. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Northern Territory, Australia
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
77500 mi A $400 power steering fails to "power" 
79360   Clutch pedal gets very low - enagagement point inconsistent - like fade. 
85540   Heater hose fitting into block failed (plastic! - perished) requiring replacement at my cost as the veh is out of warranty. Took 3 days for Kia to provide the part to my repairer. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
166000 mi US $50 Burning smell coming from engine compartment. Seemed as though coolant smell was also evident. Found burning insulation near exhaust manifold. 
Kia Sorento in Ghana
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
50820 mi   Front shocks replaced. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
85500 mi US $3000 ICV recall...butterfly screw came loose and damaged the number 6 valves and piston head. Had to take engine apart to find out about the recall. Had head resurfaced, new gaskets, new ICV and put back together. After ICV was replaced, the engine was in safe mode and chewed up 1/4 tank of gas for 60 miles. We were told that all 3 cat converters were toast. $1600 thru shop, quoted $4000+ thru dealer. Should be done 4 more business days. 
92000   Timing was off and shop replaced belt and fixed it. A day later it went back into the shop because the passenger side head gasket is blown. 
Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
102000 mi US $268 Complete belt change out. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2011
46500 mi C $800 RH outer CV Joint Bearings shot. They could not get it apart, b/c of rust in outer spline. Had RF Drivetrain replaced. used. I took old unit home and inspected. found no sign of attempt to dissassemble with a little heat I got it apart. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - May 2011
78120 mi C $325 replace external transmission hose/line. 
81220   replaced coolant reservoir (cracked) 
90520   rusted brake lines 
90520   Lots of rust. Also looked like repairs for regular maintenance (timing belt, differential and transmission fluid changes) as well as a feeling that the drive train will need work resulted in costs that would exceed the value of the vehicle. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2014
25000 mi   adjust rear hatch latch 
26000   replace radiator overflow resevir 
30000   recall for cooling fan bolts 
50000   Power steering hose replaced, leaking. 
73000   Adjusted liftgate latch to eliminate rattle over bumps. The rear passenger door weather seal had to be re-glued to the body.  
85000 US $100 heater hose leak 
109500   Radiator tank split Pass side ball joint loose, made creaking sounds. replaced ball joint. 
111000   A/C Compressor has failed. 
116000   Vibration from drivetrain at 68 to 70 MPH. It felt like it may be expensive to fix but that is just a guess. I sold it "as is". A/C compressor never replaced. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
83000 mi US $377 replaceed y pipe and gaskets 
85674   Replaced fuel tank and fuel sending unit 
126300   Replace left wheel bearing 
146500   Front exhaust y pipe flex section removed and replaced. 
148000   replaced upper left control arm, bad ball joint, replace front struts and rear shocks 

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