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2014 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 42 repairs.
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2014 Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (100%)

Chart based on 33 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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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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 New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

26000 mi
Failed Park position switch 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
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 
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 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 Jersey, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 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. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2017
Apr 2014

15800 mi
front door gasket replaced 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
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. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

12700 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 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 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 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 2017
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 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Jun 2017
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. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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. 
Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

46000 mi
cruise control cancel button broke. they replaced the small circuit card and button. 
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 Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2017
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
BATTERT HARNESS WAS LOOSE CAUSING A POWER FAILURE IN MY VEHICLE. THE HARNESS HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THE DEALER WASHED MY CAR AND OFFERED TO SELL ME A NEW TWENTY SIXTEEN SORENTO FOR ONLY TWENTY GRAND AND MY TWENTY FOURTEEN VEHICLE..WOW! 
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. 

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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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