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2014 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 67 repairs.
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2014 Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (4%)

< $100 (92%)

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Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

26000 mi
Failed Park position switch 
Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

26000 mi

US $20
The air conditioner started smelling like mold/mildew. I bought 2 cans of Lubegard 96030 Kool-It Evaporator and Heater Foam Cleaner. I cleaned out the gunk in the evaporator. Now the AC smells fresh. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2017 - Dec 2018
Jul 2017

40000 mi
intermittently failing to start. push start button into acc. mode put foot on brake which is very tight, move gear shift out of park and back into park, push start button and it starts 
Jun 2018

52000 mi
The interior gas door release failed. It was working intermittently but then stopped altogether. It is still under warranty and was changed at no charge. They replaced the gas door release. I put 2 days for the time it took to repair because they had to order the part and then it took about 1.5 hours to install. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

47000 mi
Bumper trim coming unglued from bumper They replaced the trim piece but it is also coming unglued a month or two later so I'm going to have to take it back in 
Sep 2016

58000 mi
The trim to keep the back bumper from getting scratched keeps lifting off. I have had it replaced twice now and it's coming off again. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Kia Sorento in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

32000 mi
Sorento for over a year and a half has been sluggish off the line intermittently. Has been in the shop 3 other times with the same complaint with no computer code found for issue. Finally a message came up on vehicle screen of a transmission problem and was directed to take in for repair immediately, even recommended to have towed in. Failure code P0705 found- Inhibitor Switch was replaced. Sorento emergency brake has not been properly holding vehicle in place when applied causing vehicle to creep backward and depend on transmission loading to keep car from moving. GPS navigation system was not up to date on directions Internal dash clock was losing time Factory installed roof rack protective coating/paint was peeling on very top surface 
Apr 2018

35000 mi
Passenger CV Boot was found leaking. Repaired under warranty. However, due to incorrect part number identification by Kia, the wrong item was shipped. After resolution of part number, the CV Boot repair kit was missing 1 of 5 clamps. This occurred 3 times, each kit missing a clamp. Dealership finally ordered a new axel with boot kit as part of the whole package and replaced all parts at no cost to us. It just took 7 days to get it done. Dealership provided us at no cost a rental car for use during this time for the inconvenience. Emissions: gas cap was not properly sealing. It no longer clicked upon reinsertion after fill up. Parking brake does not hold vehicle in place as it is designed to when on a slope- vehicle still rolls slightly, putting a load on internal transmission parts, after application of brake. On going issue. Even after describing when symptoms occur clearly on work order, mechanic only checks vehicle when level/flat and therefore states nothing is wrong and that E-Brake is working properly. Owner had to get in car with mechanic to prove to him the problem. They claim adjustment made but symptoms still occur. Dealership states there is no more adjustment and will not replace the necessary e-brake parts/hardware to fix issue. If it isn't broke, won't fix it mentality/coverage. 
Jun 2018

38000 mi
The AC stopped cooling abruptly from one day to the next (not gradually). A leaky AC rubber hose was found and replaced. System was recharged and all is working great. All covered under warranty. 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

11000 mi
Car would die if it was not run for 3 days in a row. Problem occurred 4 times before they determined that the battery was defective - it only held partial charge. 
Mar 2017

38000 mi
the original battery was defective and replaced by Kia in 2015; again in March 2017 i had the same problem - i parked my car at Newark airport for a 3-day business trip and came back at midnight to find it dead once again. I was able to get a jump from the security people at the airport and the next day i took the car to my local mechanic who replaced the "kia" battery (second one in 2 years) with an Delco battery and so far I have not had any more problems. What i learned was that even though you shut the car off, Kia has many electrical things on the car that continue to send signals out and deplete the battery. Basically, when you buy this car, they should tell you that you must drive it every 2-3 days or it will be dead. I think there is no way around this. i would never buy another one. 
Oct 2017

46000 mi

US $700
Once again my Kia Sorento was dead. This car periodically just stops working. I have replaced two batteries in 46,000 miles and now the alternator. This car has electrical problems that Kia cannot figure out. The 10yr 100k mile warrant is only good if you live next door to the dealer - i have never spent so much time with AAA tow trucks as I have since I bought this car. another electrical problem - another repair - more tow trucks - i would never ever buy another Kia. This was a very expensive mistake. I have stopped taking the car to the dealership because they cannot figure out what's wrong and it takes a lot of time to get there and wait and then explain it them - only to be asked do I want to "rent a car from them" while my car is being repaired! I gave up - I tow the car to my local repair shop and hope that they can find whatever electrical part is now blown. This car is unreliable. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

30660 mi
Rear door handle trim cover was broken off and had to be replaced. When the cover was replaced, it didn't have a perfect fit. I decided to rather fill the slight gap by myself to avoid any more delay. 
Feb 2017

35340 mi
A lower ball joint went bad. The warranty covered the repair. 
Jun 2017

37820 mi
Front stabilizer bar links were replaced due to the clunking noise while turning on uneven roads. 
Sep 2017

40920 mi
Leak on front exhaust; The exhaust system has been replaced. 
Mar 2018

44702 mi
Rear view (backup) camera was damaged; went black. It was replaced under the warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2018
Apr 2014

15800 mi
front door gasket replaced 
Kia Sorento in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

3700 mi
The engine coolant consistently getting slightly lower each day. My dealer pressurized the cooling system and found a pin hole defect in a formed heater hose leading to the firewall. They ordered and replaced the hose. 
Feb 2014

5900 mi
Engine intermittently stumbles on freeway. My dealer diagnosed the problem as problem with the low pressure fuel pump. They ordered and replaced the pump. 
Mar 2014

8000 mi
Engine would intermittently stumble on freeway especially on first drive of the day. My dealer diagnosed the problem as the low pressure fuel pump and replaced it. Engine consistently misses on cold (overnight) start for approximately a minute and then runs normal. My dealer diagnosed this as a defective fuel injector. They ordered the parts and replaced the fuel injector. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

7000 mi
Applied some service bulletins for the Sorento to help with battery life. 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2016
Jan 2014

10500 mi
Nav display flash or fails with cold temperatures. 
Feb 2016

33900 mi
Rear view camera went out and the voice command button on the steering wheel became intermitant 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

12900 mi
Sirius satellite radio cuts out 5 to 7 times per day, no matter where car is driven. Radio display shoes "Acquiring Signal" for 3 to 10 seconds. No other car I've owned has had this repeat occurrence of sat signal dropouts. Slight engine lugging, vibration, and "miss" sensation at various speeds 25-60 mph, but only if engine RPM is in the 1500-2000 range. Noticed on multiple Sorentos. Dealer checked fuel pressure, etc., and determined no failing parts. 
Kia Sorento in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Mar 2014

6000 mi
after siting at airport after a 6 day trip car was dead. This was the 2nd time in the month. 1st time we just chalked it up to leaving a light on or something. 2nd time, we took it in to b checked out. They flashed the control unit with an update. 
Jul 2014

10000 mi
Left for a vacation road trip when the 4 Wheel, ABS & Traction Control warning lights came on. Stopped at nearest dealer. They checked system and indicated that they found loose wires. Left dealer and within 30 minutes lights came back on Stopped at another dealer. They indicated that it would take a day or so to diagnose beyond what the first dealer did. They said vehicle was drivable, but the safety features wouldn't work. Being summer, risk was low, so we continued. 
Aug 2014

10800 mi
This is related to the July trip. Upon returning home, took car to local dealer. They had it for 2 days and said they totally cleaned the systems and re-set codes Same problem as the July trip and earlier August report. This time dealer was able to re-create and indicated they found a bad wheel speed sensor. 
May 2015

19000 mi
Similar to issue last year. On extended trip ABS, Stability Control & All Wheel Drive malfunctions while cruising at highway speeds. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

620 mi
The windshield washer fluid was low, when reservoir refilled the fluid became low again.Dealer found that washer line going from front to back of car was pinched at factory and replaced part on subsequent trip. 
Jun 2016

7440 mi
When locking the car, sometimes the lights wouldn't go off and when unlocking the car would lock again instead. Described the problem to the dealer and the doorlock actuator was replaced under warranty. Told there recall/tsb for it. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Nov 2018
Jan 2016

31460 mi
Tailgate would not open. Taken apart and wrong part ordered, still waiting on new part, Kia, unresponsive 
Jul 2016

62180 mi
Seat creaking during turns, going downhill or braking. Started after dealer 'detailed' my vehicle. Repair was attempted, but am to bring back the vehicle and leave it with dealer for a day. 
Aug 2016

64580 mi
The driver's side chair was squeaking after the dealer attempted a botched 'detail' including 'cleaning' the carpeting 
Aug 2017

86180 mi
Sensor blown, have 'warning lights' for all systems yellow Only work done was diagnostic was informed the 100.00 I will have to pay was because I was not sold an extended warrently, but a bolt on, with a different company Still have to return for the repair 
Nov 2018

101680 mi
Both headlights blown, switch on steering column not working, car needed jump after sitting for week. Dealer could not find problem, was supposed to put in request for warranty work on switch, blew me off. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

191-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - May 2015
May 2014

1320 mi
Replaced front window windshield colume (driver’s side) airbag cover. (PN: 858102P100H9) 
Kia Sorento in Indiana, United States
Feb 2016 - Aug 2019
Jan 2018

72000 mi

US $10
Replaced headlight bulb 
Aug 2018

82000 mi

US $600
Rear brake caliper froze. Replaced both rear brake calipers, pads and rotors. 
May 2019

99000 mi
Rear caliper stuck again. Shop repaired at no cost, was replaced with new calipers last summer. 
Aug 2019

103500 mi

US $60
Replaced spark plugs with new Denso Iridium which were OEM for the 2.4 Theta GDI. Old plugs wore normally, no problems noted. 
Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

46000 mi
cruise control cancel button broke. they replaced the small circuit card and button. 
Jul 2018

72000 mi

US $25
Headlight replacement 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2019
Dec 2014

18000 mi
there was a bit of hard shift occurring in the transmission and it turned out to be a sensor in the gear shifer control 
Jun 2015

30000 mi
the battery was not holding a charge and it was replaced under the two year battery replacement warranty at no cost to me. 
Nov 2015

40000 mi
Jun 2016

57000 mi
Controls on steering wheel were doing incorrect functions when depressed. Dealer replaced the clock spring and steering wheel. Problem is now worse and awaiting fixing. 
Jan 2017 On December 27,2016 my Kia Sorento stalled at 42mph while accelerating from a traffic light. I pulled off of the busy highway, narrowly avoiding a catastrophic accident. After diagnosis, I was told my engine was seized up/destroyed. 
Jan 2018

96000 mi
Compression testing of engine due to excessive condensation coming from exhaust coupled with engine clatter on start-up. 
Dec 2018

118000 mi

US $78
Replaced the MAP sensor to remedy engine light 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

88000 mi

US $145
Backup camera malfunctioned and was replaced. 
Sep 2017

103000 mi

US $120
Balance, rotation and new valve stem in one tire. 
Jun 2018

115000 mi

US $52
Oil change, replaced headlight lamp. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
Jan 2015 Does not heat in cold weather intermittently. Dash gauge will only move half way to normal reading at highway speed and will drop lower as speed decreases. And when blower is turned up, gauge goes even lower. 
Feb 2015

10000 mi
When cold and for the first few stops, it would act like the brake booster was not working. Even moving at idle vehicle was hard to stop and could not be stopped quickly. After 2 to 5 stops, it would work normal again. Does not heat in cold weather intermittently. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

191-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Feb 2016

55000 mi
Leak in high pressure hose 

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