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2007 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Chart based on 49 repairs.

2007 Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

Chart based on 10 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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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in Victoria, Australia
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2010

24794 mi
Replaced diff centre due to bearing failure 
Feb 2010

25420 mi
Rear diff bearing failure 
Feb 2011

37200 mi
Leaking sump gasket 
Mar 2011

39060 mi
Turned out to be gasket leak at turbo mount, awaiting parts. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Nov 2009 - Feb 2012
Apr 2011

77000 mi

£1000
ABS light came on. Abs module ordered and replaced. 
Jan 2012

88000 mi
Sump corrosion causing oil leak. Although 18 months outside of warranty all work completed free by Kia main dealer. Had to wait for part to be delivered from Korea over Christmas period. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

10000 mi

US $100
Tire pressure sensor 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2010

42000 mi

US $150
Replaced rotors that were warped with new slotted and drilled rotors that hopefully won't warp. 
Aug 2013

96000 mi

US $375
ABS/ESC light came on. Had to replace rear wheel sensor 
Nov 2013

99300 mi

US $570
Master cylinder had to be replaced. Brakes failed without warning or any warning lights ever coming on. 
May 2015

117000 mi

US $23
replaced low beam headlight 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2013

54000 mi

US $700
throttle position sensor in the gas pedal was bad, and a rear wheel speed sensor , too. Both replaced at the dealer, for a fee 50% higher than industry standards, according to the internet. 
Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

62000 mi

US $215
Neither item replaced fixed the problem. Has been suggested that the right front wheel sensor might be the problem. Will try this next Same lights still on. Kia tech suggested brake switch. Replaced brake switch. Did not fix problem Took in for check engine, ABS, and ESC lights. KIA has 10/100,000 miles powertrain warranty, and 5/60,000 everything else. Dealer said vehicle speed sensor and clockspring needs replacing, and neither is covered, Will do owner repair. 
Jan 2011

67000 mi

US $45
Replaced speed sensor. Took about 10 min to replace. 
Feb 2011

67000 mi

US $145
Replaced clockspring. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2013
Dec 2012

98000 mi

US $1300
Front wheel bearings froze and stopped the 4wdLow from engaging. Transfer Case Control Module had to be replaced at my cost. Front axles had to be replaced due to severity of bearings. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in South Australia, Australia
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

24180 mi
intermittent loss of power steering after highway ride of at least 1 hour, replacement of power steering pump ordered and replaced 
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2012
Oct 2008

14000 mi
Rotor repair-cost covered by warranty 
May 2009

28000 mi
Defect in passenger air bag sensor. Factory recall. Problem returned in less than a week, then went away before had chance to take it back to the shop. 
Jun 2009

30000 mi
Corrosion on ESC connectors that caused engine light and ESC OFF lights to come on, and a total loss of power. Dealer cleaned connectors. Appears to be successfully repaired. 
Jul 2009

32000 mi
Repeat of ESC problem from June. TPS sensor replaced this time. Not resolved, happened again a week later. Not taken back yet. 
Aug 2009

34000 mi
Repeat of ESC problem, 3rd trip to dealer in 2 months. Vehicle left me sitting at stop light, dealer had to come get me. Sensor in gas pedal replaced this time. So far no repeats of problem. They drove vehicle to shop. No other issues 
Feb 2010

46300 mi
Replacement of front passenger side wheel bearing 
Mar 2010

47000 mi

US $65
Front passenger rotor. Repaired at purchase by dealer, but recurrence of problem after warranty on part expired. 
Apr 2012

120000 mi

US $480
Worn tie rod end found during repair of wheel bearing Replaced wheel bearing. Noise noticed by owner Replaced upper ball joint. Problem found when wheel bearing replaced 
Kia Sorento in Vermont, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2015
Feb 2008

2450 mi
Interior hood lever unhooked from cable. Was reconnected. 
Jun 2008

6118 mi
Ground wire broke off of rear wiper motor. Was reconnected. 
Jul 2008

6240 mi
Brake light switch stopped working. New one installed 
Feb 2012

49000 mi
The ABS and ESC lights came on. The dealer determined that the right front wheel speed sensor is bad. They ordered the part and Ill have to go back to get it installed. Right front wheel speed sensor was replaced 
Aug 2015

92000 mi

US $515
The wheel bearing was so bad it got hot & welded itself to the spindle which needed to be replaced as well along with the cv joint. 

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2007 Kia Sorento Repair Histories

58 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Kia Sorento. 21 of these members (36.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 49 repairs to 2007 Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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