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2005 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Engine (53%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (1%)

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2005 Kia Sorento engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

274-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

10540 mi Dealer trip for a few issues: Drivers rear door not unlocking- Bluetooth and Sat radio cut out at times- rattle from back hatch area 
14260 mi Rough idle with a/c on.Very noticeable at times. Dealer insists its normal 
14260 mi Dealer replaced alternator and tensioners relating to earlier vibration complaint. No change in operation 

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2015 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

274-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2140 mi Intermittent slight hesitation, stumbling under acceleration. Reflashed transmission, but not successful. 
6200 mi Hesitation and stumbing when accelerating. Second attempt to try fix. Not successful. Dealer did not experience the problem. 
11940 mi Stumbling and hesitation under light highway acceleration. Changed accelerator pedal sensor, but this was not successful. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

274-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 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. 
14300 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. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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 
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. 
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! 
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. 
73000 mi 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. 
10000 mi 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. 
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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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37000 mi Check engine light. Diagnosed 'Intake slid valve failure'. Dealer replaced. 

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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

22000 mi Car would shut off when idling at a stop with the AC running, the idle had to be adjusted. Extreme noise from right front suspension. Very noisy when going over small bumps. 
5000 mi Replaced idler pulley and water pump. 

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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

14700 mi After 4 separate visits the lever has been replaced and the cables inside the seat were changed. Currently the cable is still not working properly causing me to force the lever often. I need to bring the car back after the holidays. 
20000 mi Back up camera won't shut off in drive. Bluetooth not working properly. Radio being replaced to correct problems. Cruise control not working and power supply outlets cut power off on occasion to my garmin. I will have to bring car back. 
32000 mi The lever to the 2nd row passenger seat broke off after being forced because it wouldn't move. Still waiting for part. Possible cause is going to need repair but this dealerships service center likes to drag things out. Cruise control turns on but doesnt set speed. Problem since owned car just wasnt a priority to fix. Having done with another repair. Even after broken lever replaced the seat back is difficult to move. 
34000 mi Cruise control fixed. 
45300 mi Chk engine light on for emissions leak. Leak couldnt be found. 
70300 mi

US $125
battery kept dying. have been told by several people it is unusual for a battery to go bad so early. 
72700 mi Handles to move seat backs in midde row were never repaired correctly after 1st repair years ago. Since I was leaving car for recall I requested they redo the repair. 
96000 mi The CD player and the USB port have stopped working. The lifts for my trunk no longer hold the truck door up either and my tail lights seem to go out more frequently they should also. 
110000 mi

US $70
Wire harness for head lamp melted. 
45880 mi 2 bearings rotated in bearing journals. new engine installed 

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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

25000 mi Engine vibrated at idle while a/c running. ECUADOR was updated. Audio system freezes on occasion 

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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

35000 mi car would lose power while driving then be ok for a little and do it again. next day hard start and check engine light came on. replaced fuel pump. 

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2012 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

58000 mi having issues with car stuttering intermittently while driving - dealer could not replicate - not fixed 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

84000 mi

US $300
Had to replace a pulley and a belt. 
143000 mi

US $750
ABS lights were on. Was told moisture had damaged the original ones and had to replace in order for them to work properly. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4960 mi faulty fuel pump and sensor repaired under warranty failure of replacement fuel pump 
32860 mi Heated steering wheel not working. Part replaced 
43400 mi It is running terribly since it came back and sputters upon starting. For the a long time it doesn't seem to be in gear when running. The part has not failed so I have no correct answer to that question. 
4940 mi Squeaks in the middle console on the front passenger side. 
6380 mi Exterior driver door handle won't open the door. Parts inside the door failed. Replaced under warranty. 
13640 mi Back-up camera unsealed. Bad image quality (foggy). Camera replaced under warranty. Service engine light came up and vehicle slow down until complete stop. Need to shut down the engine and re-start. Will redo randomly. Service bulletin called for bad program but trottle body actuator was replaced under bulletin revision. 
17980 mi

C $190
Charging light came in the dash. Dealer has tested the alternator but found after that the battery was grounded. Had to replace the battery (warranty paid for 20% of battery price and 100% of replacement time). 
25820 mi Loose link-kit on front left wheel. Parts changed and coverred by warranty. 
3000 mi Drivetrain thump which could be felt upon starting engine. Apparently common to this vehicle. 
21700 mi

US $75
Burning odor when operating HVAC. Dealer changed cabin air filter. 
58500 mi

US $380
*d Squeak when turning steering wheel. Steering rack replaced. Squeak when steering wheel was turned. Steering rack was replaced. 
60000 mi Loud clunk in left front immediately after brake repair. Lower control arm bolt flange was replaced. Middle row seatback would not release after being folded down. Seat latch cables were adjusted. Engine intermittently failed to start; starter would not activate. Loose/bad connection was found, treated with dielectric grease & re-seated. 
26000 mi Idler pulley (noise) for the transmission, was fully functional. Replaced under warranty. 
3500 mi Drivers power seat motor inoperative. All left side power seat functions inoperative. 
16000 mi idler pulley noisy when acelerating 
21000 mi

US $120
Five year old battery failed load test requirements.Requested dealer replace battery. 
8000 mi Accelerator sensor malfunction 
6000 mi Navigation System went dead-Req'd. Replacement-Dlr unable to match dash parts after repair-Commented to Dlr parts matched when new - Irwin Pa. Dlr stated- 
8000 mi Check engine light due to bad sensor - Awaiting repair parts Located Owners Manual in glove box to look up reason for check engine light. Owners Manual was not properly bound, entire book and pages were falling out. Advised Irwin, Pennsylvania dealer- told MANUAL NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. Rear wheel well plastic trim was falling off car- Dealer discovered that incorrect retainer clips were used during assembly 
16000 mi Rear bolts used to mount bumper rusting - Dealer ordered replacement parts 
20000 mi Still waiting from Dealer, Jim Shorkey to advise us if Kia will replace bolts and rusting panels on bumper- 
23500 mi Sorento stalling without reason. Dealer unable to determine reason for stalling. 
27000 mi Still waiting for dealer to resolve rusting stainless steel bumper panels.. 
28700 mi Sway bars replaced Antenna defective 
30000 mi Sirius signal was cutting in and out- Dealer replaced antenna 
36000 mi Noise in rear suspension- Dealer unable to determine reason at last service visit. 
38000 mi

US $112
Battery died - Car required AAA service call 
39300 mi

US $50
Backup warning sensors stopped functioning requiring sensor replacement 
55000 mi Passenger door lock handle fell off Support struts failed on rear cargo hatch causing hatch door not to stay open properly 
9000 mi Dash lights fail intermittently. Dealer cannot replicate the problem, no repair, no help. Took it in twice, unresolved. 
13000 mi Backup camera fails to "light up" on the monitor screen, intermittently. I haven't had time to take it in for service, but will when I return home in early June 
17000 mi back-up camera AGAIN failed. Took it in, where it worked perfectly. 
17500 mi Back in for same problem, intermittent failure of back-up camera. At direction of KIA engineers, dealer inspected and tightened connections in tailgate and behind EVO unit. They seem to think this will solve the problem. I'm hoping so. Update: solved. 
18000 mi *d No new repairs, apparently the July efforts performed solved the problem Back-up camera has functioned flawlessly since they spent some time checking/tweaking all connections at the directions of the Kia engineers. FANTASTIC!! 
23000 mi Intermittent blackout of dash lights, failure would not occur for the dealer, so KIA would not authorize warranty parts replacements. Was told to bring it back when it happenws again. 
24000 mi Same ol' problem, intermittent black out of dash & console lights 
27300 mi oil pan gasket leaking, gasket replaced 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

26300 mi Leaking oil pan. Replaced the oil pan under warrantee. 
64000 mi knocking in motor - replaced short block 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

4000 mi Took vehicle for 1st scheduled maint. Had loud clicking sound. Dealer said catastrophic failure in the engine. Metal bits in the oil & elsewhere, engine seized twice while they had it. Replaced the block & rebuilt. traded it in. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

92000 mi Block replaced. Cam replaced. Oil pump sensor replaced. Metal chips found. 

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2011 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

3000 mi Transmission jolt occured while traveling down the interstate. KIA says this was due to outdated software. They upgraded the software and said no transmission damage occured. 
1000 mi Engine overheated resulting in coolant overflow. Towed to dealer. In repair for 1 week -found coolant in engine oil. Flushed 3 times, all hoses replaced & new thermostat placed. 
3300 mi Went to dealer for routine oil change--tech found anti-freeze in the oil again. They checked head gasket-concluded no problem. Ordered Anti freeze/oil filter and installed.Dealer not sure the problem will reoccur. 
90000 mi

US $2600
Check Engine light came on. Faulty Intake Manifold and bad front struts. Intake manifold was $1700 to fix. The dealer wanted almost double. It was very reliable prior to this issue. KIA offered no help to discount parts. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

15000 mi Arizon heat killed the factory battery prior to warranty expiration. 
44000 mi Fan belt tensioner wore out 
6500 mi CEL Code P2422Evap System Valve stuck closed. Replaced 31430-0W000 Valve under warranty. 
8000 mi AC blower not working with remote starter. Dealer stated no problem, it shouldn't. Owner replaced fuses in Remote Start module. 
38000 mi Air bag light on. Reset by dealer- came right back on, not fixed Alarm going off on it's own, then stopped arming at all. Remote start quit at same time 
41300 mi Air bag light on 
44000 mi Airbag light coming on. Bad passenger seat. Reset, not fixed. Alarm sounds on its own. 
52000 mi Alarm sounding on it's own 
52000 mi Alarm constantly sounded on its own. Dealership could duplicate but not fix. 
107000 mi

US $200
Accessory belt tensioner 
111000 mi Driver's door would not open from the outside. 
48700 mi ECM UPDATE, FUEL DOOR TSB OPERATION UPGRADE 
1000 mi Roof rails damaged by dealer before car was sold. 
13000 mi Rear left bushing was failing and making clunking sound. Dealer replaced due to safety concerns. 
22300 mi Fuel sensors and wiring harness failure caused misfire and poor running. Entire harness replaced as well as all electrical components of fuel system. 
42000 mi

US $450
Wiring harness connector to fuse box was broken, disabling gear indicator and preventing car from starting. Fuse box replaced and wiring harness wiring and connector repaired. Had to be towed three times. 
47300 mi

US $600
Oil leak found during major service. Looks like head gasket issue. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2480 mi Rear wiper motor was defective. Worked intermittantly. Replaced and is now working properly. Recall had previously replaced wiring harness on mood lighting. Door panels had been removed by not replaced correctly. Vibration in right rear door panel when audio system was playing music with a strong base beat. 
6820 mi March 9th I noticed transmission fluid on driveway. Drove to dealership - close by. Transmission seal at torque converter leading. Ordered replacement unit from USA. Took exceptional length of time to arrive and be installed. NOT HAPPY 
24180 mi Sirius Receiver suddenly quit working. All other components of the system - Navigation etc. continued to function. I tried several times to re-activate my Sirius but was finally told it was a problem with unit. Dealer replaced it. Now OK. 
42160 mi While driving at approx 60 kmh, vehicle lost power, service engine light on. Engine stopped. Pulled over, engine restarted, vehicle into limp mode. Close by dealer. Problem - throttle body replaced. Since, fuel economy vastly improved. 
46860 mi While in for normal service late Sept 2013, technician discovered a leak in drivers side front strut. Replaced under warranty. Also fuel filler door would not always open. Replaced under warranty. Fuel system flushed due to poor mileage. 
48360 mi Drivers side rear door would not open from outside. Replacement parts ordered by dealer but not sufficient to fix problem. Had to return a second day to have repairs completed. 
50840 mi Oil Leak from oil pressure sending unit. The dealership stated they just received a technical service bulletin to commence replacement of the units. They say if it hadn't have leaked, it would have been replaced at the next service. 
55800 mi Drivers exterior door handle failed to function. New mechanism ordered and installed. This is the second occasion where an exterior door handle failed. Previously on the drivers side rear door. 
59520 mi Keyfob inoperable. Transmitter failed. New unit ordered and replaced and programmed on warranty. 
11000 mi Safety switch preventing putting car in/out of park Also one rear tail light 
29000 mi Oil leak, Dealer resealed Oil pan, coveredrnunder warranty 
34000 mi Engine oil leak. Leak was repaired by replacing gasket. Work completed by Dealer under warranty. 
71000 mi

US $300
The stereo began shorting out about 70,000 miles. First the CD player started acting up then the entire system. For a short time I was worried that it was the fuse block itself. Just the stereo. Going to upgrade the head unit. 
6200 mi Slow engine oil leak (4-5 drops/day). Defect in silicon gasket application left too little or bubbled silicon at leak site that eventually broke down. Dealer mechanic re-caulked leak site with new silicon gasket material. No further leak. 
9300 mi

C $70
Slow engine oil leak from September 2010 service reappeared(4-5 drops/day). Suspect defect in silicon gasket application. In for oil change - have to book a separate one day appointment for dealer to trace/fix oil leak problem. 
66720 mi

C $100
Engine light comes on and off sporadically. Code P0200A (VVT Sensor). Dealer not able to solve problem in approx. 1 year. No performance issues - just the light. Many parts have been replaced. Light still comes on. Still trying to fix. 
12000 mi replaced knock sensor replaced both front struts and bearing plates 
13000 mi replaced throttle body, then had to flash computer. failed to correct the problem *d had to flash computer. failed to correct the problem 
24800 mi replace rear camera. could not get it to start, towed, brake switch replaced. 
52660 mi drive shaft replace 
60140 mi replace the engine, had metal shavings inside 
28200 mi Intermittent starting issue with push button start. Bad break sensor was the problem. 
22700 mi Car when cold and shifted into reverse engages immediately. Shifted into D from N/P and foot off brake, takes 1/2-1 second to move forward/engage. When Car is warm, no delay going from N/P to D/R. Dealer said this is normal... 
50000 mi Front Strut leaking oil all over. Did not take to dealership as they'd only replace one & these should be replaced in pairs. LCD screen for radio going bad. Dealership said "bumper-to-bumper" 5 year warranty didn't cover. "Electrical only has 2 year warranty". 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

6000 mi Engine oil leak. Dripping from filter. I thought it was a filter mount problem. They said engine cover leaking. Repaired. Still leaking. 
16000 mi Engine cover still leaking oil when traded. 
5000 mi the wiring harness was replaced after coming loose while driving. It felt like the transmission fell out of the car. Since the repair was done there is no problem with that aspect of the vehicle but, the front struts are still making noise 
10000 mi All of the A/C vent controls on the vents themselves came apart and fell into the a/c duct work. The dealer doesn't know why this happened but, it looks to be a manufacturing defect. All four a/c vents had to be replaced in the vehicle. 
47500 mi The steering wheel covering separated from the steel frame resulting in loss of a firm grip and ability to have full control of the steering wheel on all areas of the steering wheel itself. 
58000 mi The auto power window switch broke and I took it to the dealer for repair. Part were ordered and I am waiting to have the part installed.  A/C vents were fix again as the control arm broke off of the vents a second time. 
59500 mi After experiencing a forward hestitation/lunge between 27ph and 35mph on downshifts over the past few weeks, I took my vehicle to the dealer. I was told that the transmission was defective and they replaced it. oil pan gasket was leaking. The dealer changed the oil pan gasket and oil. The stabilizer bar was making a noise. After much research it was determined that the left CV joint also needed replacement as the clip was making a crunching noise inside of the unit.Both parts were replaced. 
82000 mi

US $300
the transmission cooler lines had to be replaced as they were leaking coolant. 
5000 mi Transmission would unexpectedly slam in to 4th with a loud bang. Car would have to be restarted to get out of 4th. Dealer updated TCM and PCM (computers). 
20500 mi car towed b/c intermediate transmission output shaft failed two days after I received a recall notice for it 
34300 mi Push/Start button became inoperative. Switch connected to brake pedal was replaced to fix problem. 
34100 mi After three trips in which they couldn't replicate a loss of power problem or pull any codes, they replaced the ignition coil pack and electronic throttle body. 
47400 mi Replace gas pedal, ECU; didn't fix problem, so replaced brake lamps. very odd. Then said the throttle body has a known problem with armature, and replaced it. Then sent factory tech, replaced harness. I inquire what was done to deal w/ nav system freezing on boot up, and am told it isn’t doing it for them, i.e. nothing has been done, even though they’ve seen it happen when I was at dealership and picking up car. 
67000 mi Problem returned in September. Engine would cut out unexpectedly for a second or two, idiot lights would flicker, engine would usually come back quickly, but sudden deceleration was unnerving. Traded car. Nav issues never fixed. Voice recognition also got much worse after they updated the map software. 
26000 mi Problem was caused by faulty mfg heat treatment process on the drive splines that broke. The drive axel half shaft and transmission were both repaired.  
29000 mi Check engine light on & read, parts ordered for emissions. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

3000 mi replaced all light bulbs on the rear of the car due to some TSB 
5000 mi Purge sensor control valve went bad. Ordered new part for replacement to be installed next week under warranty. Purge sensor control valve installed 
5000 mi check engine light came on and I was told they had to reset the computer according to a TSB that the manufacturer issued. 
18000 mi windshield wiper on the back hatch was making a loud noise when turned on. 
9000 mi Engine leaking oil, problem seems to be finally identified, waiting to get pieces next week for repair 
2000 mi Update computer. 
6000 mi rear brake calipers leak 
9000 mi Push start quit working. Had to have car towed to dealer. Brake switch replaced. 
9920 mi Small oil leak. Dealer repaired under warranty 
15500 mi Whining noise caused by abnormal wear on tensioner pulley assembly. Replaced by shop Beige Seats became noticeable dirty despite cleaning. Shop cover under extended upholstery warranty A/C compressor became notably noisy. Sounded like a diesel truck 
58280 mi Strut Bearing Rotted and Rusted by fatigue. Replaced Stut Bearings 
59980 mi Steering Audio controls glitch. When turning wheel talk button is engaged sometimes. Hang up does not work. Volume up becomes next. Random occurrences, no pattern 
65680 mi Rear Window tape cracked and bubbled 
66960 mi Rear Window tape cracked and bubbled 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

1000 mi Replaced manual transmission. Started to grind after 125 miles. Not sure what broke, the dealer pulled it out and sent it back to Kia so they could see what broke. 
5300 mi

US $20
The oil pan was leaking. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

36000 mi The ECO chip went out 
43000 mi Eco chip was bad, replaced. 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

21000 mi Headlamp washer relay switch stopped operating - replaced. 
21000 mi Headlamp washer motor and relay replaced under warranty. 
30000 mi Noticed no turbo power on pulling away. Dealer checked it out and replaced primary fuel pump and fuel filter assembly. Now running like a bird again! 
34500 mi Rear parking sensors just packed up - no reason! 
35000 mi New rear parking sensor kit ordered by dealer and fitted - now all up and working again! 
42000 mi

£420
Turbo failure condenser leaking. it's rarely hot here, so no rush to fix it. 
44000 mi

£300
A/c condensor leaking. New non OEM unit fitted. 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

19500 mi Windscreen icing up on the inside. Workshop found that AC drain pipe had been fitted upside down allowing a small amount of moisture into cabin. While car was in was advised of a service campaign to update ECU for turbo speed control. Wasn't aware of anything from driving the car. 
48120 mi Oil leak from intercooler pipe 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed manual RWD

59000 mi

US $346
1 week after warranty expired check engine light cam on, Oxygen Sensor had to be replaced 
60000 mi Humming Noise was being heard coming from the rear of SUV. Rear Differential Assembly needs to be replaced. Rear Differential Repair Dealer quoted 1850.00 N Metro Atlanta. Pricing other. *dup Rear Differential Repair Dealer quoted 1850.00 N Metro Atlanta. Pricing other 
36000 mi Vehicle slammed into gear. Low idle, sometimes failed to start on first attempt. 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

19700 mi check engine light on and esc light on with reduced engine power. dealer replaced accelerator position sensor for code p2106 and p2138 and applied stabilant 22a. 
70300 mi

US $100
Driver's side downstream O2 sensor replaced. 
75000 mi

US $250
Replaced shocks and struts. They weren't leaking, but the system was no longer critically damped. 
76000 mi

US $580
Replaced brake master cylinder. 
84000 mi

US $1000
front left wheel bearing was failing and was replaced right downstream O2 sensor was replaced engine/transmission operating in reduced power/limp home mode. accelerator position sensor replaced 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

32000 mi Throttle position sensor replaced. 
51700 mi

US $50
O2 sensor failed 
75000 mi

US $150
Button automatic climate Control not working 

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2007.5 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

63860 mi

A $250
Abs controller replacement. Light on Speed sensor N/W check engine light on Mechanic cannot clear ABS light and now check engine light on again. Will try another mechanic 

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2007 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

145500 mi

$2500
The Radiator was serviced and the Radiator hoses were changed. In an earlier repair trip another hose was replaced. Engine now making noises, unclear if related. The Air Conditioning system was serviced. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

77000 mi

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

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

152060 mi

$2000
Engine overheated and caused the need for an engine job to be done.  I also changed the turbo-charger. 
25420 mi Rear diff bearing failure 
37200 mi Leaking sump gasket 
39060 mi Turned out to be gasket leak at turbo mount, awaiting parts. 
39060 mi *dup Turbo leaking oil,still in shop awaiting parts.No ETA as yet. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

262-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

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. 
62000 mi 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 mi

US $45
Replaced speed sensor. Took about 10 min to replace. 
67000 mi

US $145
Replaced clockspring. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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 
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. 
96000 mi

US $820
Left Upper Ball Joint, $345 Right Upper Ball Joint, $345 Exhaust Flex Pipe, $130 
101300 mi

US $1
Left Front Wheel Bearing Rear control arms. Both the left and right side. 

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

39000 mi

£98
Heater fan not working awaiting to be taking into workshop. Fuses all ok Transistor-Field EFF failed. New part fitted. This part controls the heater blower fan motor. 
41000 mi Interior Air conditioning/heater fan not working for 2 weeks as same problem last year. Took car into KIA workshop where they confirmed fan not working and could not identify part to replace and wanted to contact KIA helpdesk and to re-book the car into 
62000 mi Steering rack slight oil seepage dealer recommends new steering rack before next MOT 
63000 mi

£450
Noticed rear left (NSR) wheel smoking after a journey where dealer cleaned out and lubricated handbrake linkage to NSR disc was told ok. Next day wheel still smoking dealer replaced brake calliper. 
69700 mi

£175
Drivers door lock failed would not unlock and door would not open. Took car to other garage where they found a broken spring which they replaced. Aircon service as not blowing out cold air. 
72000 mi Tank Delamination (paint inside the fuel tank to peel off) causing the pickup filter inside the fuel tank to block, known problem with Sorento models btw 2003-2009. Kia replaced fuel tank FOC. 
78000 mi

£98
5 speed triptronic would not on two occasions disengage from 1st gear. Changed auto transmission fluid and disconnected battery to reset system with no further faults. 

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

162000 mi

US $250
Burst heater hose, spewed coolant into cabin. Local shop replaced broken hose and top radiator hose identified as likely to fail next. 
164700 mi

US $400
Passenger airbag fault light is on. Service center was unable to find the problem. It remains unresolved. 
167000 mi

US $883
Multiple faults with the intake manifold and induction system. Replaced with new one. Works fine now. 
49000 mi

US $3500
The the crankshaft pulley bolt sheered of in the crankshaft (Unable to remove the bolt from the crank) 
54000 mi

US $2500
*d The crankshaft pulley bolt shared of of the crankshaft causing the bent valves. I traded in the Kia and I lost a lot of money I will never buy another one. 

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

45300 mi

US $800
All belts were replaced & serpentine 
48300 mi

US $300
Replacement of 2 flex pipes on exhaust system & brackets 
55000 mi Car wouldn't idle properly, would rev up @ 1500 RPM instead of 800-900. AC stopped blowing cold air. 
33000 mi In late summer 2011 engine light signaled problem.Dealer replaced transmission wire -assures top dead center position- Owner paid full cost because original warrantee had run out one month previous. Hence low mileage driver is penalized.BOO 
41000 mi

US $195
Windshield wiper would not turn off. 
47000 mi Previous problem with windshield wiper mechanism was replaced, but problem reocured. Replaced another part associated with the wiper assembly at $200 COST AND PROBLEM THEN RESOLVED. 

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2005.5 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

91540 mi

R 235
Gearchange problem. Strip&clean valve body, flush,new ATF fluid. No change in symptoms. Fuel pick up stripped and cleaned, new fuel filter fitted. Caused by fuel tank delamination. Problem still exists. Will contain with frequent filter changes. 
93000 mi I was then advised to remove the fuse for the gearbox control for 15 mins. Small improvement. Then added PS23, initially a partial improvement. But over the last 3 days of driving the fault is hardly detectable, and getting better. Resolved. 
94540 mi Vehicle inspected by Kia,they have agreed to replace delaminating fuel tank, new fuel filters, service 2 injectors, free of charge. Vehicle booked in for 7/4/15. Fault found while carrying out maintenance. Fuel tank, fuel filter replaced under delamination problem as promised previously. Injectors said to be un-serviceable, but re-fitted and running fine 
96100 mi

R 1145
Cracked hydraulic pipe to power steering ram. New pipe made and fitted 

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2005 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

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 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

55300 mi

£343
Blocked fuel system and fuel pump. Fuel pump removes and cleaned, fuel lines flushed, fuel filter replaced. 
104580 mi

R 3000
Left front wheel bearing worn out. Also damaged the hub. Parts had to be imported from Korea. 
108500 mi

R 500
Replaced heater core inder dash. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

26660 mi

$20
AC fan noisy. Repaired to prevent overheating. 
31000 mi

$200
Replaced noisy alternator pulley and thinning brake pads 
33480 mi

$200
Replace front wheel hub bearing because of noise on low speed (40-60) kph 
50220 mi

$30
Drivability problem. Vehicle unstable on curve and makes a sound on sudden bumps. Stabilizer bar bushing replaced. 
57840 mi

$100
Braking at 100kph above has a feeling of chopping.We found that right rear brake does not have fluid in line. Replaced brake proportioning valve. 
73760 mi

$400
Knocking engine noise on the timing chain cover. Replaced timing chain, chain tensioner and timing chain guide. 
74400 mi

R 310
Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. 
81380 mi

R 88
Replace top radiator hose after hose split 
98540 mi

R 500
Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. 
103540 mi

R 100
Universal on front propshaft broke. Propshaft removed and universal joint replaced. Noise in transfer box when accelerating Replace front parking light 
112580 mi

R 500
Replace front parking light 
114080 mi

R 1400
Replaced transfer box - trust bearing faulty - with spare. Sent original case out for repair, took two months. 
119660 mi

R 2000
Replace leaking water hoses Replaced worn turbocharger Noisy transfer box repaired, chain and shaft replaced. Re-installed in car. 
131020 mi

R 700
Replace faulty Aircon pump clutch and pully 
140120 mi Oil seal leaking on transfer case repaired in 2011. Replaced under guantee no charge. 
142600 mi

R 100
Bearing seized on A/C pump electric clutch. Clutch & Pulley replaced. 
144800 mi

R 250
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 mi

R 100
Repair transfer box electric operating motor, position sensor not working. 
157480 mi

R 160
EGR valve sticking open causing black smoke and power loss. Inlet manifold removed and cleaned, blanking plate fitted to EGR pipe. 
162880 mi

R 500
Aircon pump failed. Problem traced to failed fan at front of radiator, not replaced in previous repair. Pump and fan replaced, regassed. 
168020 mi

R 280
Alternator not charging. Replaced regulator, diodes, bearing & alternator clutch and pulley 
171120 mi

R 200
4 broken studs on exhaust manifold. All studs and nuts replaced. 
173600 mi

R 15
Top radiator hose leaking, replaced 
185620 mi

R 200
Rear shock absorber leaking oil. Replaced both 
104000 mi

£50
electric power steering intermited stiff caused by dodgy speed sensor. 
107000 mi

£80
replaced idler pulley of aux belt. installed super locker mod to override the tod system if needed. 
109000 mi

£176
Automatic sump rusted through and started to leak automatic transmission fluid. Replaced with new sump, gasket and added about 6 litres of Apolloil ATF Red 1 automatic transmission fluid. 
109700 mi *less than ten minutes; broken rear light bulb replaced 
117000 mi

£59
Bearings alternator shot. Replaced alternator with second hand one from eBay. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

96000 mi

US $1500
condenser failed 
101000 mi

US $75
radiator reservoir cracked, replaced 
102000 mi

US $350
rear brake lines blew a hole 
105000 mi

US $1528
bad water pump, also replaced timing belt new e-brake shoes, cable replacement 
105000 mi engine skipping, cam tensioners worn, replaced at no charge 
105700 mi *d engine skipping, mechanic replaced cam tensioners at no charge 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

104000 mi Water leak thru front windshield. Technician said the leak is due to separation of steel panels welds. 
127000 mi

US $250
Replacement of head gasket and seals for oil leakage. Replacement of spark plugs. 
127000 mi Water leak at windshield. 
132000 mi

US $120
It would start to overheat, shut down and I found that the nipple on top of radiator was broke off and had a screw inserted,the hose was also plugged, the y on back of eng.was melted,no water,replaced radiator,Y and a few lines and it's ok. 
47000 mi

US $200
Accelerator cable was fraying inside its sheath, causing erratic pedal movement. 
48000 mi

US $10
throttle plate carbon deposits. Dealer claimed to clean and lubricate. 
57000 mi

US $500
Replaced alternator. 
62000 mi

US $800
front suspension strut collapse 
140000 mi

US $1350
Radiator hoses needed replacement along with water pump. Plus oil system needed help. Old age. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

97000 mi

US $200
*before joined June 2008: crank shaft bolt replaced, ps pulley unjammed, valve replaced Ac clutch  crank sprocket replaced. Overheating/Replaced reservoir. Seam on orig reservoir separated. Overheating: Could not locate problem Overheating/Replaced hose clamps. Overheating/Replaced water pump. 
97000 mi Overheated now wont start. Can't locate problem. Car has been sitting for a month after having continued overheating, replaced all possible problematic parts w/o resolution. Won't start post water pump. 
76880 mi

R 300
Crankshaft bolt came loose 1800 km after major service was done. Cause:Old crankshaft bolt was re-used although the procedure states that bolt must be replaced when removed!! 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

127000 mi

US $215
Replaced both flex pipes in the exhaust. Removed and welded in new flex pipes. 
139000 mi

US $800
Check Engine Light. Purge valve needed replaced. Leaking hose in vapor recovery system repaired 
161700 mi

US $2100
Leak in the gas tank at a seam 
197700 mi

US $240
Coolant leaking from hose at rear of engine compartment 
211700 mi

US $160
Radiator and upper hose replaced 
80000 mi

US $2
Crankshaft pulley bolt, broke in half, caused a lot of damage water pump, and so on. KIA should recall this part as it as happens a lot to Kia Sorento, all years it cost me $1474 to fix this mess,for a $ 10.00 part. 
97020 mi

C $32
During a visit to my mechanic, he noted the right outer tie rod in need of replacing; purchased the part and replaced myself Parking brake lever on rear axle was seized, causing only one (right side) set of shoes to engage; I removed the manual lever and cleaned it of rust and debris, lubed it and placed it back on. 
109740 mi

C $45
Replaced the tensioner pulley for the alternator belt (was beginning to make a squealing sound) 
90500 mi

US $2200
Loss of coolant due to bad design of system. New heads, pistons, bearings,r&r of block, new timing belt, bolt. New temp sensors. Water coolant line failed at tank. Sensor not able to measure temp due to poor design location. 
91000 mi Crankcase sensor failed. Purchased new to be installed shortly. 
92000 mi ECM & eng fuse relay box replaced. AC/ high switch causing blown fuses in INJ fuse. Issue is endemic to kia sorento 2003-2006 shows DTC CODE OF crankcase sensor. ECM CONTINUES TO EXHIBIT UNUSUAL SIDE EFFECTS AFTER ENG ISSUE AS NOTED IN PAST Parts replaced. ECM and Fuse relay 
104000 mi Entire sensor system started breaking down, wiring throughout engine and entire vehicle started crumbling apart. This is not a repair problem, it's systemic, and common with the 2003-2006 Sorento. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

79700 mi ok was diagnosed with tank delamination! replaced tank cleaned fuel lines replaced fuel filter after replacing tank the car then kept stalling again and became hard to start. they checked for injector problems and changed only one injector! they kept it for over a month but now it doesn't start. will try a diesel specialist to get it fixed. *d they checked for injector problems and kia changed only one injector!! they kept it for over a month and in the end i have it back but now it dosnt start and i have deciced to go to a diesel specialist to get it fixed!! 
81000 mi

£250
turns out i had a faulty injector dump valve this was my fault!! the kia garage had the car 1.5 months and couldnt sort this out!! these specialists did the job in one day back on the road better than ever! 

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2004.5 Kia Sorento 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

155000 mi

A $1
Many problems. Crank shaft pulley, crank bolt (old one sheared off and had to be extracted), cam angle sensor, crank angle sensor, timing belt... Car died while driving. Half tank of gas and fuel warning light comes on or gauge shows empty. 

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2004 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

158000 mi The infamous crankshaft bolt failure. A repair was attempted but was unsuccessful. The cost was covered by the shop as a blessing. The shop won't take accountability, but I believe the previous repair/re-installation of the crankshaft bolt and associated parts was done improperly. The timing belt failed causing the interference engine to seize... turning it into junk!!! 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual RWD

90000 mi

US $100
replaced the y fitting that sits in the back of the engine. It runs from the coolant reserve then spits to the rear of the engine and the firewall. When the y adapter breaks you must replace all three hoses. y fitting and coolant replaced 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

77500 mi

A $400
power steering fails to "power" 
79360 mi Clutch pedal gets very low - enagagement point inconsistent - like fade. 
85540 mi

A $250
Heater hose fitting into block failed (plastic! - perished) requiring replacement at my cost as the veh is out of warranty. Took 3 days for Kia to provide the part to my repairer. 
102000 mi

US $268
Complete belt change out. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

85500 mi

US $3000
ICV recall...butterfly screw came loose and damaged the number 6 valves and piston head. Had to take engine apart to find out about the recall. Had head resurfaced, new gaskets, new ICV and put back together. After ICV was replaced, the engine was in safe mode and chewed up 1/4 tank of gas for 60 miles. We were told that all 3 cat converters were toast. $1600 thru shop, quoted $4000+ thru dealer. Should be done 4 more business days. 
92000 mi

US $400
Timing was off and shop replaced belt and fixed it. A day later it went back into the shop because the passenger side head gasket is blown. 
89000 mi engine is stalling (2X) within driving a mile after cold start. Could not restart for at least an hour. Dealer says they can not duplicate problem and vehicle checks out ok. Left dealer and it almost stalled. 
89000 mi

US $541
took vehicle to mechanic and they replaced the crankshaft position sensor 
121000 mi

US $360
Had to replace radiator. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

127000 mi

US $400
a hose keeps failing out or not staying 
127000 mi engine blew up 
70000 mi

US $90
the fuse for the fuel pump burned out and was replaced 
74000 mi seat belt sensor bad will need a new set of belts dash light stays on. have not had work done yet, too expensive. 
75000 mi steering rack replaced, $100 diagnostic and $100 deductible evac system interior light sensor shot. 
76300 mi

US $250
water pump; also replaced all belts and hoses since most of labor already paid for 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

83000 mi

US $377
replaceed y pipe and gaskets 
87700 mi

US $625
fuel tank leaked and sending unit rusted 
126300 mi

US $50
Replace left wheel bearing 
146500 mi

US $50
Front exhaust y pipe flex section removed and replaced. 
148000 mi

US $450
replaced upper left control arm, bad ball joint, replace front struts and rear shocks 
112460 mi Butterfly screw came loose and damaged head, valves and pistons. Still waiting for decision from AWN insurance, will need to ask about KIA recall. Only had the car for 2 months 
114460 mi

A $1865
Used car dealer paid 4000 for replacement 2nd hand engine and I paid the rest 
149380 mi

A $4800
Big end bearing. Replaced engine with reconditioned one 
153760 mi

A $400
Front right wheel bearing 
156200 mi

A $3020
Harmonic balancer bolt came loose number of items damaged, three ignition coils and all leads replaced. 
120280 mi

R 1000
Replaced Clutch Slave Cylinder 
134540 mi

R 22000
Repair injectors and wiring harness  Engine big end bearing failure 
144480 mi

R 26000
Crankshaft broke on no 2 Big end journal due to improper machining on the previous repair. Engine was rebuilt, and the crankshaft replaced. 
73000 mi Adjusted liftgate latch to eliminate rattle over bumps. The rear passenger door weather seal had to be re-glued to the body.  
85000 mi

US $100
heater hose leak 
109500 mi

US $500
Radiator tank split Pass side ball joint loose, made creaking sounds. replaced ball joint. 
111000 mi A/C Compressor has failed. 
116000 mi Vibration from drivetrain at 68 to 70 MPH. It felt like it may be expensive to fix but that is just a guess. I sold it "as is". A/C compressor never replaced. 
90000 mi

US $45
There was a leak in the coolant plastic reservoir. Replaced with a better factory replacement. 
78120 mi

C $325
replace external transmission hose/line. 
81220 mi

C $370
replaced coolant reservoir (cracked) 
90520 mi

C $350
rusted brake lines 
90520 mi Lots of rust. Also looked like repairs for regular maintenance (timing belt, differential and transmission fluid changes) as well as a feeling that the drive train will need work resulted in costs that would exceed the value of the vehicle. 
88700 mi

US $1000
Car very difficult to start. Just had the dealer replace all three coils and tune up. Cost over $1,000 incl tax. Now starting problem after tune up. Dealet wants $80 to even check the car out. 
89300 mi

US $4500
Coolant overflow canister cracked again. Just replaced a year ago by Kia dealer. 

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2003 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

44000 mi

US $950
Crankshaft sensor failed. Replaced by dealer. Timing belt replaced at same time as preventative measure. 
120000 mi Major engine failure while driving - car quit. Car dealer says needs new engine. Will junk out - too much problems with this car since the get go. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

40920 mi Clutch master cylinder becomes stiff when engine gets hot (3 hours highway, one hour city). Mechanic recommended replacing. Instead I wrapped it with double aluminum sided insulation foam, about 10 mm thick, at least about 3/4 of it is wrapped. 
42160 mi Aircon thermostat fixed 
48760 mi The clutch master cylinder has malfunctioned lately. I had it fixed with a new repair gasket kit. When in heavy idling conditions in mid-day traffic, the engine heat affects the gaskets or something in the fluid perhaps. 
50840 mi

$5000
Bushings for upper eyes of front swing arm of suspension, both sides. part purchased at Davao City @ 130 kms. more delay due to having purchased a size for Sorento but the eye size is for Sportage. 
54740 mi Replacement of rear door stays. 
55780 mi Refitting of receptacle of rear plate light. Resetting of mechanical thermostat of cabin air conditioning to minimum. 
56420 mi No more engine off during bumps after replacement of fuel filter with sensor receptacle. Previous filter lacked attachment point for sensor, so the sensor got bumped around. Mechanic's opinion that the actuator needs replacement is not correct). 
57040 mi

$2800
Halfway in a trip, the air con failed. At service it was seen that the compressor clutch was broken into pieces, leaving only the central part. Repaired for 3 hours including stuck up bolts and nuts, replacement of surplus clutch, oil, R-134? 
58280 mi

$700
upon leaving the garage, engine stopped. Restarted and started the 3rd time, with the engine check up indicated. The computer indicated something like: u0002 high speed can bus performance. mechanic just said he just disabled the same? 
60140 mi

$4000
Solenoid valve assembly, otherwise known as actuator for the crdi. The old part was already sensitive to shock that when hurdling potholes at high speed, the engine sounds choked, losing power. After turning engine off, power is restored Replaced the upper control arm ASSEMBLY on passenger side, problem solved. Previously, only the bushings were replaced, using Sportage bushing. 6 months later, Sorento bushing which the bores are undersized, thus needed machining. as reported earlier, I replaced the solenoid valve assembly with new replacement from mobis, costing Php4000. Presto, the problem is solved! No more of the "ngorrrrk" sound of the engine after turning off, no more engine choking after shock 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

71920 mi

€870
Wheel bearing drivers side RHD car +hub+ back plate do not know what it is called the wheel had come loose mechanic foud it when i took it in for new pads but he said i could drive it and he ordered the bearing and when trying to replace 
72520 mi

€207
the engine light came on and I had to limp home over 10 miles I had to restart 20 times breakdown assistance collected the car from my home took it to KIA dealer 50miles away I picked it up next day 
75000 mi needed new alternator 
80600 mi

€214
car would not start towed to dealer,put it on the computer no joy they changed fuel fillter last one fitted 6mths ago car started after six turns ,pressure tested fuel line car started straight away. I returned home to France on the second day I tried to start the car and not response the car was towed to a local garage they could not fix it then towed to a Kia dealer , they found the problem I needed three fuel injectors reconditioned 
86180 mi

€140
I had to replace the header tank 
88640 mi

€900
failed MOT needed new bearing + hub passenger side same as 2011 drivers side 
97340 mi

€800
new shock absorbers and stabilizer 
100440 mi

€550
Driver side wheel hub and bearing replaced four year before 
94240 mi

$800
water coolant overflow when the engine getting hot but temperature meter is below half level 
102900 mi

$4035
WATER COME OUT FROM COOLING TANK 
108500 mi top overhaul 
109120 mi

$1456
water mix up with the engine oil 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

275000 mi

US $200
Entire windshield wiper assembly replaced. 
292000 mi

US $250
Alternator replaced. 
304000 mi

US $550
Valve cover and manifold gaskets. 
114000 mi

US $50
O rings at both ends of suction hose right off the A/C compressor 
118000 mi

US $120
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets. Replaced suction side hose off of compressor. Had a pin hole leak. Replaced oil in compressor also. 
118000 mi

US $10
P/S idler pulley was noisy. Bought new bearing and replaced by pressing out old and pressing in new. 
118700 mi

US $10
A/C idler pulley was noisy. Bought new bearing and replaced by pressing out old and pressing in new. Outcome: Repaired 
120000 mi P0125 code. Slow warm up. Suspected stuck open thermostat. Removed thermostat and found small piece of old radiator drain plug that broke off. It was stuck in the open position. Removed, tested and returned to service. 
89000 mi Died while driving due to fuel system problem. On the way to having it checked out for the first problem, plastic hose bracket broke off radiator. Would have to replace entire radiator. Selling dealer let me trade it rather than have it fixed. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

85560 mi

C $2700
Transfer case went bad, i have the TOD 4x4 and it would not come out of 4x4 so they removed front driveshaft because repair would have been $4,500. Found used transfer case for $2000 plus $700 labour 
90520 mi

C $300
had to replace stabalizer arms front and rear. 
96100 mi

C $500
had to replace upper ball joints, left wheel hub assembly, outer tie rod ends. 
97340 mi

C $450
Crank sensor went and left me stranded 
108500 mi

C $220
Blower Transistor resistor, fans would not turn off. 
75000 mi

£95
Exhaust front pipe flexible blown.replacement welded in by exhaust specialist. 
99000 mi Cracked/broken offside exhaust manifold.New manifold and heat shield fitted. 
100300 mi

£3100
Crankshaft pulley bolt sheared. Replacement engine required. Also replaced radiator. Shop also said the transmission needed work, but when I told them to do nothing else it was suddenly ready. 
102000 mi Original repair in June was poorly carried out and crankshaft bearings failed after 1000miles.Crankshaft was unrepairable and a low mileage secondhand engine was fitted.This engine seized after 40 miles.The car is still in the repairshop! new crankshaft and bearings. 
115000 mi Front transfer case replacement, estimate for repair $4K....and coolant leak....est for repair $500 
115000 mi

US $1500
front differential rebuilt, two new tires and battery required to pass state inspection 
205500 mi

US $450
Replacement right rear wheel bearing and hub. 
230000 mi

US $150
Exhaust system repair 
262000 mi Front differential no longer engaging. Needed a new A/C compressor. 
74000 mi

US $330
Two exhaust hangers rusted off, and the additional weight of the exhaust system on both (there are two on this vehicle) flex tubes caused them to flex and rust apart. Saved close to 1K over having the dealer replace parts, by reusing good components! 
91140 mi

C $330
Check engine light came on - Diagnosed as a faulty throttle position sensor. No after market parts available so a new one was ordered from Kia. Part arrived four days later and was quickly installed. Problem solved. 
91140 mi

C $300
Sorento stalled in an intersection and would not start - had towed to favourite mechanic - said it was possibly fuel pump but didn't want to replace parts without being sure and since it was running so well at the time, decided to trade for a new one. 
91760 mi

C $500
Intake repaired by dealer. There were no signs of an issue, but they wanted to do the repair to prevent possible engine damage. Brake lines replaced due to corrosion discovered during annual MVI. 
94860 mi

C $10
power steering line rusted thru. fluid leaked. line was replaced, fluid flushed and replaced. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

73000 mi

US $300
Replaced radiator, hoses, gaskets and cap 
75020 mi

C $35
Low beams burn out at least every 3-4 months replaced wiring with one that was stated in a TSB- so far so good. 
93000 mi

C $800
plastic heater hose section broke exhast hanger rusted and caused the y pipe to flex and crack - replaced 
93000 mi

C $600
Change plugs change out 1 coil rad flush 
120300 mi

US $525
The air conditioning compressor was bad. 
152000 mi

US $1100
replaced the part that tells the transmission when to shift. 
167000 mi

US $83
Spark plugs 
189000 mi

US $40
Both sway bar links were broken. I replaced them. 
117800 mi

C $498
cam angle sensor 
110000 mi

US $130
Code indicating emission problem for sensors Bank 1 & 2. Owner decided Catalytic Converter needed replacement.  Head light bulbs also replaced 
144000 mi Airbag warning light on. No diagnosis, no repair. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

87000 mi

US $550
Turned ignition key off, pulled out key, car continued running. Had to pull main fuse and battery to turn car off.  

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