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2007 Kia Sorento Problems and Repair Histories

54 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Kia Sorento. 18 of these members (33.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 37 repairs to 2007 Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Kia Sorento problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Kia Sorento problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

19% of the 2007 Kia Sorento repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 35% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 11% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 37 repairs.

2007 Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Kia Sorento repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, and 10% between $1000 and $2499.

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.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Kia Sorento problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010    
0 Replaced diff centre due to bearing failure 
25420 0 Rear diff bearing failure 
37200 0 Leaking sump gasket 
39060 0 Turned out to be gasket leak at turbo mount, awaiting parts. 
39060  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 52000    
77000 1000 ABS light came on. Abs module ordered and replaced. 
88000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 9000    
10000 100 Tire pressure sensor 
10000  
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
150 Replaced rotors that were warped with new slotted and drilled rotors that hopefully won't warp. 
96000 375 ABS/ESC light came on. Had to replace rear wheel sensor 
99300 570 Master cylinder had to be replaced. Brakes failed without warning or any warning lights ever coming on. 
103000  
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2013 54000    
54000 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. 
55000  
Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 61000    
62300 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. 
67000 45 Replaced speed sensor. Took about 10 min to replace. 
67000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 33000    
98000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 11780    
24180 0 intermittent loss of power steering after highway ride of at least 1 hour, replacement of power steering pump ordered and replaced 
41540  
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Rotor repair-cost covered by warranty 
28000 0 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. 
30000 0 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. 
32000 0 Repeat of ESC problem from June. TPS sensor replaced this time. Not resolved, happened again a week later. Not taken back yet. 
34000 0 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 
46300 0 Replacement of front passenger side wheel bearing 
47000 65 Front passenger rotor. Repaired at purchase by dealer, but recurrence of problem after warranty on part expired. 
120000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Interior hood lever unhooked from cable. Was reconnected. 
0 Ground wire broke off of rear wiper motor. Was reconnected. 
0 Brake light switch stopped working. New one installed 
49000 0 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 
74000  

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