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2005 Kia Sorento Repair Histories

76 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Kia Sorento. 24 of these members (31.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 110 repairs to 2005 Kia Sorentos--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2005 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Chart based on 110 repairs.

2005 Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

Chart based on 32 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

Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
64000 mi US $700 Rear differential was making a loud humming noise. Investigation found the bearings were pitted and the gears were etched 

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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 Great Britain
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
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

Kia Sorento in South Africa
May 2005 - Mar 2015
9300 mi   Replace dashboard clock 
18600   Repair cruise control 
55800   Repair cruise control 
63240 R 450 Repair cruise control - replace sensor and clock spring 
74400   Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. Disc rotors warped, skimmed front and rear rotors and replaced disk pads. Second time this has been necccessary, same repair done at around 80,000 kms. 
79980   Replace top radiator hose after hose split 
98540   Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. 
103540   Noise in transfer box when accelerating Replace front parking light Universal on front propshaft broke. Propshaft removed and universal joint replaced. 
112580   Replace front parking light 
114080   Replaced transfer box - trust bearing faulty 
119620   Replaced worn turbocharger Replace leaking water hoses 
131020   Replace faulty Aircon pump clutch and pully 
140120   Oil seal leaking on transfer case repaired in 2011. Replaced under guantee no charge. 
142600   Bearing seized on A/C pump electric clutch. Clutch & Pulley replaced. 
144800   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. 
151280   Repair transfer box electric operating motor, position sensor not working. 
157480   EGR valve sticking open causing black smoke and power loss. Inlet manifold removed and cleaned, blanking plate fitted to EGR pipe. 
162880   Aircon pump failed. Problem traced to failed fan at front of radiator, not replaced in previous repair. Pump and fan replaced, regassed. 
168020   Alternator not charging. Replaced regulator, diodes, bearing & alternator clutch and pulley 
171120   4 broken studs on exhaust manifold. All studs and nuts replaced. 
173600   Top radiator hose leaking, replaced 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
72000 mi £300 front wheel bearing worn and required replacing 
118000   Rear differential was replaced with a second hand one obtained from a scrap dealer. Replaced at a 4x4 specialist not a main dealer. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
140000 mi US $1350 Radiator hoses needed replacement along with water pump. Plus oil system needed help. Old age. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
47000 mi US $200 Accelerator cable was fraying inside its sheath, causing erratic pedal movement. 
48000   throttle plate carbon deposits. Dealer claimed to clean and lubricate. 
57000   Replaced alternator. 
62000   front suspension strut collapse 

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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
Feb 2009 - Dec 2014
127000 mi US $215 Replaced both flex pipes in the exhaust. Removed and welded in new flex pipes. 
139000   Check Engine Light. Purge valve needed replaced. Leaking hose in vapor recovery system repaired 
161700   Leak in the gas tank at a seam 
197700   Coolant leaking from hose at rear of engine compartment 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2015
93000 mi US $320 Replaced pad and rotors. Also played catch up with preventative maintenance including oil change, tire rotation, coolant, power steering, and transmission fluids changed. Bought a diode to get the dome light to work in the "Door" position. It had not worked for several months. Apparently this is a common problem and the new diode fixed it. 
106000   The AC died some time in fall of 2009. I did not attempt to get it fixed until July 2010. Alas the attempt failed after a couple of weeks and the AC is dead again. I doubt I'll try again. 
159700   Replaced headlight. 
161000   Replaced headlight. 
166000   Replaced headlight. 
173500   I replaced the passenger side headlight. Frequent headlight replacements are a known issue with this era of Sorento. 
178000   Replaced drivers side headlight bulb 
179000   Replaced drivers side headlight 
Kia Sorento in South Africa
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
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 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
43400 mi C $800 vehicle was brought in as air conditioning was not blowing cold air. A/C was repaired..warranty.  Tech noticed oil leak on steering rack..replaced..warranty.  Drivers seat belt not retracting everytime...replaced..warranty. Good dealer! 

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