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Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 1047 repairs.
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Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (42%)

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Chart based on 549 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

40000 mi
Auto headlights were turning off randomly 
Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

7000 mi
Power steering went out. Replaced steering rack. 
May 2018

7500 mi
Power steering not grounded correctly. Bolt replaced to ground electrical system. 

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2017 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Washington, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

2000 mi
The seal around doors were making rattling noise. They sprayed the seals and noise went away. 
Kia Sorento in Montana, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

400 mi
a/c hose rubbed against belt and wore hole in pressure side of compressor hose. Was not installed correctly from the factory. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2017

10000 mi
Lumbar support stopped working. Lumbar switch replaced. 
Mar 2017

10000 mi
New lumbar switch not properly connected 
Kia Sorento in Maryland, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

43000 mi
crankshaft position sensor replaced 

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2017 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

4960 mi
A call of service to do at the first servive maintenance: tighten two bolts of the alternator. But the two bolts did not hold until the first maintenance leaving me at the side of the road waiting for a towing. 

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2016 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

19000 mi
Noisy rear wiper motor. replaced motor under warranty 
Kia Sorento in Manitoba, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

19840 mi
Cleaned sunroof tracks roof would not close 
Mar 2018

24180 mi
Knob for left rear air vent came off they replaced the vent 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

16000 mi
Dash warning lights, speedometer, tachometer, other signals would cease to function on start up or on shifting into gear. After evaluation, it was determined that the rear backup camera was causing the interference, The rear camera was replaced and the problems were resolved. 

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2016 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2015 - May 2019
Nov 2015 Tire Pressure Monitoring System malfunctioned. Problem existed upon purchase. Dealer has parts on order. 
Dec 2015

1000 mi
TPMS parts came in and were installed 
Dec 2017

14000 mi
Headlight adjustment 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2015

4000 mi
Airbag warning light came on. Computer scan indicated a bad resistor in monitor circuit. Board replaced. 
Nov 2015

7000 mi
Airbag light came on for second time. Returned to dealer. They conferenced with KIA and replaced circuit board for airbag. 
Oct 2016

19000 mi
Replaced clock spring assembly and air bag control module. Seven days in shop. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

17000 mi
Control head unit was replaced 
Jan 2018

18800 mi
Car wouldn’t start 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2018
Aug 2017

37000 mi

US $200
Battery died would not hold charge, just outside warranty had to replace. 
Kia Sorento in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

12789 mi
Electronic Parking Brake would not disengage and release vehicle. Had vehicle towed to dealer. Dealer could not replicate problem, so picked it up the next day. No charges Problem has not re-occurred 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

23000 mi
Electrical connection behind the dashboard loosened and wouldn't allow the air conditioning fan to run properly. 
Feb 2017

28000 mi
Electrical harness powering the blower motor and a/c failed. Replace wiring harness and blower motor. 
Apr 2017

30000 mi

US $180
Car failed to start in four attempts. Push button start finally worked on fourth try. Replaced the battery. Failure to start, again. The dealer had the car for two days and called me early on the third. Service said the battery in the key FOB was very weak and replaced it. I''ll be patient but my gut feeling is that I haven''t seen the end of this mess. 

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2016 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

3720 mi
Driver's door handle didn't feel quite right. Fixed 
Kia Sorento in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jul 2016
Apr 2016

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 
Jun 2016

14260 mi
Rough idle with a/c on.Very noticeable at times. Dealer insists its normal 
Jul 2016

14260 mi
Dealer replaced alternator and tensioners relating to earlier vibration complaint. No change in operation 
Kia Sorento in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2016

5500 mi
Rear right single seat track stuck and seat wouldn't go down. Seat rail was determined to be defective. Took 3 days to repair. Repaired at dealer. Got car back with nothing fixed and many interior pieces damaged. Took back and fixed well. 
Mar 2018

32000 mi
Broke down on I84 in the center of a 4 lane highway on a late Friday night. Literally was almost killed. Car shuttered and, jerked, and stopped within seconds. Dealer states it is a broken fuel pump. Initially told me I just ran it out of gas. However, I had filled it up 30 min. before. Car burned entire tank gas in less then 30 miles. Just happened so Im still in angry mode. Worse, Kia couldn't find me in the roadside assistance. They answered quickly when I called but it took 20 min on the side of the highway for them to agree to send a tow truck. They still didn't see me or my VIN in their system. I was without car for 8 days. They gave me a rental. I paid nothing for anything accept a lot of aggravation. Also, the problem turned out to be a bad fuel injector. They replaced the whole system. The gas burned out the catalytic converter. That had to be replaced with entire exhaust system which melted. Fluke of a problem, not typical but it did happen. Otherwise great SUV, but I almost ended dead. 
Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

3200 mi
Some small scratches inside passenger window front. Repair soon under warranty as said by dealer. 
Feb 2017

3782 mi
The vehicule started as usual and i was unable to turn the steering. The car have been remorqued to the dealer for inspection. The dealer said that my remote starter module have been installed too much near the steering module and interfered with it. The dealer replace my remote starter module et that solved the problem. The Kia Sorento was not defective, it was my remote starter module !!!! 
Jul 2017

4340 mi
Sunroof wont close... Dealer change tilts (TSB 125) lever and grease rails. Work done under warranty. I got black screen with backup camera occasionally. Dealer changed camera with a new one. Work under warranty. The two problems have been solved. 
May 2018

6200 mi
Rear antenna for the trunk dont recognize inteligent key. They changed rear antenna (it was in the rear bumper) under warranty and the problem is fixed. 
Kia Sorento in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

5620 mi
A few times on a three-day trip a "BSD cancelled" warning appeared. If the vehicle was stop and restarted or simply driven for a while the message went away. Dealer says it's a known problem, but no fix. 
Sep 2016

14260 mi
Replaced blind spot module 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015 Both tail lights had cracks and condensation on the top of the tail light 
Sep 2017

43500 mi

US $200
Cell went bad in the battery. Died just out of warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

18000 mi
Bluetooth, louder sounds from incoming phone call rear hatch door latch 
Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

4020 mi
Squeaks comming from the cross-beam of the panoramic sunroof. Appears a piece of the trim was broken at assembly plant. Replaced and covered by warranty. Tail gate electric door latch failed after first trip to dealer. Door latch won't stay closed and locked so tail gate was free to open ... Latch module was replaced in same trip at no cost (warranty). 
Jun 2016

9300 mi
Panoramic sunroof squeezing. Pinch protection engaging and won't close. Had to bypass protection and pull on it to close. Manufacture bad installation. Dealer realigned tracks and lubricate. Problem solved. 
Dec 2016

14880 mi
Both ball joint replaced for upgraded quality parts as requested by Kia TSB. Transmission get briefly on neutral between 2nd and 3rd gear on hard acceleration at cold causing a rough shift. Couldn't replicate since transmission is now hot and shift smoothly. Will have to bring back vehicle for investigation at cold. 
Jan 2017

15500 mi
Cold road test and data collection for transmission rough shift issue. After Kia headquarter investigation, they reflashed transmission ECU with upgraded software to prevent this issue. So far, problem seams solved. 
May 2017

18600 mi
Panoramic sunroof closing slowly with some noise. Even had to pull on it to close it since it was returning in open position because of reversing safety feature (so hard to close it thinks something is trapped in the opening). Dealer cleaned the rails and lube them. Second time the issue appears after winter period. 
Aug 2017

22320 mi
On load (towing a trailer), vehicle drivetrain seem to have a parts which slip as we feel regular rapid hesitation in maintaining the speed or while accelerating ... same feeling was perceptible without trailer but less concerning. Appears the AWD viscous coupler was defective. Replaced under warranty by dealer. 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2021
Mar 2017

17000 mi
Car was difficult to steer and keep in your lane. Almost as if the electric power steering had shut off. Steering column replaced. 
Jun 2021

58000 mi
Steering anomaly apparent on vacation trip. Decided to live with the problem since dealership cannot duplicate the problem. Occasionally the steering is a little more difficult, almost as if it’s stuck, or the power assist is off for a fraction of a second. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

43400 mi
Horn low note required replacement on war 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
May 2021 - Jun 2021
Jun 2021

58000 mi

US $2701
Found multiple oil leaks upon inspection, via a diagnostic or KIA multi-point inspection. FEE $10 Found oil pan, timing cover, oil sender plate, and oil housing to all have leaks. Oil was coming down the top of the transmission, as well, as down the front and rear of the timing cover/engine assy. KIA also recommended spark plug replacement for $412. In addition, to OIL PRESSURE SWITCH and Pipe assy - FUEL HIGH. Paid $430.70 Service contract or power train warranty furnished and paid for a KIA LOANER and these parts Bolt-Flange O-ring Washer -injector Brkt Tip Seal - injector Backup O-ring Upper o-ring Threebond 1217 H (6) Antifreeze coolant (6) Gasket - water pump LH Gasket - water pump RH O-ring Gasket outlet LH Gasket outlet RH Seal - oil Oil seal RR Gasket -cover o-ring Resealed timing cover, oil pan assy, replaced sender gaskets, oil housing seals, ATTEMPTED de-greasing the engine 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

14260 mi
air conditioning began blowing warm air on a lengthy trip but after 3 days corrected itself. Took the car into dealer who examined the AC and said all was fine. They indicated they would keep it on file in case it happens again. 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

16000 mi
Had TSB performed to deal with panoramic sun roof that would not close without a lot of manual assist. 
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2021
May 2017

38000 mi
Head rest plastic piece was loose. Fuel door gas cap holder broke in extremely cold weather. Oil observed under engine and transmission, looked lighter and clearer than engine oil which was being serviced at the time. Area around drain plug was clean and dry. Oil drain plug replaced by dealer. Hopefully the dealer got this right, will be keeping an eye on the oil leak. 
Apr 2018

57000 mi

US $185
Driver's side speaker was distorting, especially during low notes in music. Purchased OEM replacement speaker and that fixed the problem. 
Jan 2020

86000 mi

US $115
Low horn stopped working and high horn sounded feeble. Replaced both horns. 

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2016 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Korea, South
Dec 2015 - Aug 2018
Mar 2017

19840 mi
Fuel gauge not functioning. 
Jan 2018

32240 mi
Replaced transmission and toque converter. Under warranty 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

3938 mi
Parking brake was not holding. They adjusted parking brake so that it would hold. 
Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

64000 mi
Leaking at [transmission] seal. Seal replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $130
Recharged A/C 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

18000 mi

US $250
Collision while backing out of a diagonal parking space in shopping center. Rear bumper straightened and nearness warning detector replaced. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

48000 mi
oil light would come on sometimes, took in for oil change and they also had a recall for a valve on engine. no problem since. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

3720 mi
Tried to shift out of park, gear selector required enormous force. Went to put it back into park, could not engage park - gear selector jammed in R-N-D positions. Dealer found gear selector lever popped out of placed, popped back in. 

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2015 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

2040 mi
Intermittent slight hesitation, stumbling under acceleration. Reflashed transmission, but not successful. 
Jun 2015

6200 mi
Hesitation and stumbing when accelerating. Second attempt to try fix. Not successful. Dealer did not experience the problem. 
Oct 2015

11240 mi
Stumbling and hesitation under light highway acceleration. Changed accelerator pedal sensor, but this was not successful. 
Kia Sorento in Idaho, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

9000 mi
Sunglass holder wouldn't stay up. 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

26000 mi
Boot on driver side drive axle torn and leaking grease and they replaced the left drive axle under warranty 
Apr 2017

32000 mi
Front drive axle boot replaced. Must not have been installed properly last November 
Jun 2017

35000 mi
Vibration in the front end it speeds of 70 mile an hour that was intermittent and would occur at different intervals 15 miles to 50 mile and soon as I would touch the brakes the vibration would stop. Dealer could not get it to replicate what I was stating but didn't take it on a long trip. They advised me that if it did it again bring it in immediately very willing to help solve the problem. They had previously replaced a driver side front drive axle and boot. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Apr 2015

14000 mi
Had a smell like vinegar in the car and water leaking into the passenger side from under dash. 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2014 - Nov 2016
Jun 2016

13000 mi
Shift interlock failure 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

5300 mi
When the push start/stop button is pushed to turn off the car, the radio, nav stay on even after the "Goodbye" and the car is locked. After another 3 minutes it then shut off. Dealer tested could not create problem or offer solution. 
Sep 2015

6000 mi
Same problem radio, gps not shutting done when car was off 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

3100 mi
Incorrect cargo cover was finally replaced 

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2015 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2019
Jul 2019

82000 mi

US $40
Low-pressure hose appears to have a leak. Refilled with a can of R134 pending parts arrival. 
Kia Sorento in Maine, United States
Nov 2016 - Nov 2020
Feb 2018

55000 mi
Plastic shielkd behind rear tire filled with slush and snow. The weight caused it to break a snap connector and fall downward. Dealer acknowledged it was a flawed design and BOLTED it back in place to avoid having another snap fail. 
Nov 2019

76500 mi
Engine blew. Bad lower engine. Covered j fee Kia extended lifetime warranty on this particular issue. 
Jan 2020

81000 mi
Clunking noise. Loose part in brakes 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

39990 mi
UVO system rebooting by itself, sound not working anymore for USB and CD, odometers resetting randomly 

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

26000 mi
Failed Park position switch 
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 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 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 Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2016
Jan 2014

20500 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2018
Apr 2014

15800 mi
front door gasket replaced 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Nov 2018
Jan 2016

10760 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. 
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 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. 

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2014 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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 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 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 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 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 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
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. 
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 

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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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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2018
Apr 2015

22500 mi
Strut bearing damaged / replaced under warranty 
Nov 2017

54000 mi

US $50
brake disk and pad replacement 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2017
Feb 2016

100000 mi

US $70
Heated seat system replaced - problem with wiring grid caused driver side heat to not function. 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2018
Nov 2015

37000 mi
Check engine light. Diagnosed 'Intake slid valve failure'. Dealer replaced. 
Jul 2018

40600 mi
Warranty repair faulty wheel speed sensor per service bulletin. 

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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Idaho, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

17000 mi
replaced faulty sunroof switch 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

14316 mi

US $86
4 Wheel Alignment 
Jan 2014

42000 mi
Driver side mirror cracked spontaneously. 
Feb 2014

20900 mi
Alignment was required, in order to get alignment correct a bolt kit was necessary. 
Aug 2014

38000 mi
Steering wheel started peeling, parts were ordered as they don't normally stock steering wheels. Blower motor for third row seating A/C began making a very obvious squeaking/clicking noise. Parts were ordered under warranty. Steering wheel was peeling. This trip was to have the replacement wheel installed. Third row blower squeaking / clicking. This trip was to replace the ordered part. 
Aug 2017

93500 mi

US $700
AC would intermittently blow warm, driver side ac would blow warm when rest of the car was blowing cool. After being investigated it was found that: 1) One of the AC system hoses was leaking so system need to be recharged after the hose was replaced 2) the evap temp sensor needed to be replaced. Also performed were a couple outstanding Service Bulletins. 
Jun 2018

107000 mi

US $198
The Driverside tail light has failed repeatedly on my Sorento, this is at least the 6th replacement. As I had it into the shop for other routine maintenance I asked that they also replace the lightbulb and take a look at the socket. Apparently Sorentos are notorious for this particular problem, they looked made an adjustment and now it's a waiting game to see how long the bulb lasts. Rear passenger door [handle] broke/snapped off while being opened, needed to be replaced. A few parts were replaced though the handle itself was able to be reused, it was the only piece (saved $112 off the repair bill!) as Kia had redesigned the assembly since my Sorento was manufactured. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Dec 2013

16000 mi
Drivers seat cover needed replacing. 
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

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. 
Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
Oct 2012

7500 mi
Car in shop again. Car will not turn off with keyless ignition;interior lights, NAV, idiot light stays on. Had to lock car with manual key not fob. Dealer says ront panel needs to be removed for wiring problem. First time dealer glued wires. 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

10400 mi
Trim around panoramic sunroof degraded and tore away. Was concerned that water might start leaking in. Entire sunroof was replaced as trim was not available separately. 
Jan 2016

10200 mi

US $200
Battery died, possibly due to failed alternator. Bad alternator discovered after dead battery was replaced. Water leaking through sunroof which was previously replaced by another dealership under warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2017
Aug 2015

45800 mi
Argued for 20,000 miles that the Active ECO light would not always work and that it affected the transmission shifting. They checked it but could not find until the Engine light came on and code for Transmission Temp Sensor. They fixed it. 
Dec 2015

55000 mi
Internal Gas Cap button would not open the gas cap as it should. Dealer got the part and replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2017

74000 mi

US $555
Replaced Left Front Ball Joint and Left Rear Strut also Inspection and Recall fixed for underbody corrosion applied 
Aug 2017

77041 mi

US $106
Rotors started to shimmy the car. - Bought rotors with 2 year warranty from auto store. Kia took the warranty to the store and installed the rotors. 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

5000 mi
Replaced idler pulley and water pump. 
Kia Sorento in West Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

87000 mi

US $800
Dealer left connections unhooked after replacing alternator in December. Broke one of the connections off during alternator repair. Created leak in ac system during alternator repair. Required new wire harness, evac and recharge with dye. 

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2013 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - Feb 2017
Jan 2013

53300 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. 
May 2013

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. 
Oct 2013

31000 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. 
Nov 2013

34000 mi
Cruise control fixed. 
Apr 2014

45200 mi
Chk engine light on for emissions leak. Leak couldnt be found. 
Jul 2015

69200 mi

US $125
battery kept dying. have been told by several people it is unusual for a battery to go bad so early. 
Aug 2015

71400 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. 
Jul 2016

94300 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. 
Feb 2017

110000 mi

US $70
Wire harness for head lamp melted. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Aug 2015

15100 mi

US $36
AC drain plug due caused water back up in passenger front rug area 
Jan 2017 Brake fluid failed test, needed to flush the fluid. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2019
Oct 2015

29300 mi

US $200
30k service, fix stuck rear seat (warranty) 
Nov 2015

30100 mi
Replaced malfunctioning backup camera 
May 2017

40000 mi
Replaced hydraulic struts on rear hatch. 
Jun 2019

57000 mi
Valve cover had been seeping oil for years. Dealer relaxed it for free under warranty. 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

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

Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

47000 mi

US $350
Increasing rattling from front. Sway bar links worn out. Replaced to eliminate rattle. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2018
Mar 2014

18000 mi
Noisy strut bearing. replaced under warrnty 
Dec 2015

46000 mi
Replaced worn battery 
Nov 2016

58000 mi
Seat trim broke. dealer replaced seat trim 
Kia Sorento in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2014 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

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

Kia Sorento in Nebraska, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

29300 mi
AC would freeze up and not work again till thawed, part malfunction, had to order part took 25 days, then kept another 11 days for repair 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

38000 mi
Rattle coming from cover around right front brake. Fix worked for 2 weeks. Noise returned. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

112 mi
Kia replacing entire Engine under warranty due to excessive oil usage 2+ quarts in 1000 mi 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

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. 
Kia Sorento in Mississippi, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

14000 mi

US $32
Airconditioner line freezes up after 2-3 hours travel. Have to stop/turn off for 30 minutes or so, then back on, then off. Terrible in Southern heat! 

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2012 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

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

turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Kia Sorento in Sri Lankia
Nov 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

38060 mi

$685
Steering rack damage and replace complete steering rack 
Dec 2015

43400 mi

$30
when turning the car sound come at CV joint. replace the both side CV Joints. 
Aug 2016

55340 mi

$600
auto transmission removed for replace tramission fluid. but every seals and sensor oil temp change. damper pully also change. splines of hypoid gear shaft and case differential wested. now running on 2 wheel. 
Jun 2018

82460 mi

$450
Front Shock absorbers, rear bumpers ball joints change. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

10000 mi
Plastic seat anchor cover replaced. 
Jul 2014

20300 mi
Replace the cabin filter cover that I broke trying to exchange cabin filters. My fault all the way. 
Feb 2015

24000 mi

US $160
OEM battery died. 
Kia Sorento in Alaska, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2017
Jan 2013

6000 mi
Driver seat heater failed intermittently at the begining, now is dead. Waiting for new seat. Dealer couldn't find where is the problem after few hours tests. They want to change entire seat to see if problems could be fixed. Really not happy. 
Kia Sorento in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2016
Oct 2014

82500 mi

US $300
Had to replace a pulley and a belt. 
May 2016

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. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

32000 mi
Second-row seat stuck, plus gunk inside driver's door fouling window. 
Dec 2012

34000 mi
Headlights needed re-alignment 
Kia Sorento in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2013
Aug 2011

7500 mi
Broken driver seat trim Broken driver seat trim 
Nov 2011

17900 mi
Auto headlamps do not work. Only turn on in very dark and never shut off during light conditions. Kia's response to auto headlights is it's a sealed system. No way to repair it. 
Dec 2012

58000 mi
UVO system started having glitchy errors then stopped working altogether requiring new head unit 
Jan 2013

21000 mi
New UVO head unit having same glitchy problems that led to replacement of head unit. Dealer unable/ unwilling to change head unit a second time. Done with glitchy piece of junk. Trading in for a real car. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

77000 mi

US $350
Transmission was serviced due to slipping issues.  It was also identified all four wheels needed new suspension parts for 1k but I did not proceed with that work. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

42000 mi
Replace broken windshield washer pump. 
Jun 2017

51170 mi

US $500
A/C high side line had a leak. Replaced the line, flushed and charged the system. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2018
Aug 2014

25800 mi
Idler pulley (noise) for the transmission, was fully functional. Replaced under warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

5300 mi
Electric Door latch malfunction 
Kia Sorento in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

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. 
Jul 2016

47740 mi
Recalled 
Jul 2017

47740 mi

C $750
Audio system stopped working. This has been an ongoing issue since I purchased the vehicle. I have had it in to be checked numerous times and they couldnt find the problem. They will not cover it under warranty even though it has been an issue since day 1. Very disappointed. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

4700 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- 
Sep 2012

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 
Sep 2013

16000 mi
Rear bolts used to mount bumper rusting - Dealer ordered replacement parts 
Nov 2013

19100 mi
Still waiting from Dealer, Jim Shorkey to advise us if Kia will replace bolts and rusting panels on bumper- 
Jan 2014

22800 mi
Sorento stalling without reason. Dealer unable to determine reason for stalling. 
Mar 2014

27000 mi
Still waiting for dealer to resolve rusting stainless steel bumper panels.. 
Jul 2014

28300 mi
Sway bars replaced Antenna defective 
Sep 2014

30000 mi
Sirius signal was cutting in and out- Dealer replaced antenna 
Mar 2015

36000 mi
Noise in rear suspension- Dealer unable to determine reason at last service visit. 
May 2015

38000 mi

US $112
Battery died - Car required AAA service call 
Jul 2015

38700 mi

US $50
Backup warning sensors stopped functioning requiring sensor replacement 
Oct 2016

54500 mi
Passenger door lock handle fell off Support struts failed on rear cargo hatch causing hatch door not to stay open properly 
Jul 2017

65000 mi

US $50
Other Passenger outside door handle fell apart/fell off car. Dealer claims wear not covered by extended warranty. 
Dec 2017

71000 mi

US $50
Front noise occurred- Stabilizer bar replaced under extended warranty. 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

3000 mi
Drivetrain thump which could be felt upon starting engine. Apparently common to this vehicle. 
Oct 2012

21300 mi

US $75
Burning odor when operating HVAC. Dealer changed cabin air filter. 
Aug 2015

58300 mi

US $380
Squeak when steering wheel was turned. Steering rack was replaced. 
Sep 2015

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. 
May 2017

95000 mi

US $300
Replaced inhibitor switch in attempt to fix intermittent failure to start. 
Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2011

248 mi
Was pulling right. Changing front tire position resolved the problem. 
Feb 2012

3100 mi
Squeaks in the middle console on the front passenger side. Squeaks in the middle console on the front passenger side. Dealer knows the problem and resolve it. 
Apr 2012

4960 mi
Exterior driver door handle won't open the door. Parts inside the door failed. Replaced under warranty. Exterior driver door handle won't open the door. Parts inside the door failed. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2012

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. 
Dec 2013

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). 
Jan 2015

25620 mi
Loose link-kit on front left wheel. Parts changed and coverred by warranty. 
Kia Sorento in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2012

3100 mi
Drivers power seat motor inoperative. All left side power seat functions inoperative. Replace drivers side power seat motor and frame assembly.Electrical failure.Repair successful but vehicle returned with scratches on seat back and lower sections.Technician failed to place seat on a protective surface when performing repair 
Nov 2015

16000 mi
idler pulley noisy when acelerating 
Dec 2016

21000 mi

US $120
Five year old battery failed load test requirements.Requested dealer replace battery. 
Aug 2017

27000 mi
Replace left front lower ball joint. Seems to be a lot of premature ball joint failures on this model Kia Sorento. My extended dealer warranty covered this repair less a $50 deductible 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jun 2014
Mar 2012

4960 mi
faulty fuel pump and sensor repaired under warranty failure of replacement fuel pump 
Dec 2013

32860 mi
Heated steering wheel not working. Part replaced 
Kia Sorento in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Feb 2014
Jul 2013

16620 mi
Right rear passenger door handle was sticking. Veh will be going in for same thing in October.. 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2021
Aug 2015

65600 mi
Broken rear passenger door handle 
Jan 2017

96000 mi
Clunk in front end. Dealer unable to locate the source of the problem and was told to bring it back when it got worse/louder. 
Oct 2017

112000 mi

US $200
ball joint replaced 
Sep 2018

125000 mi
Brought to shop for clunking noise in suspension. Shop unable to diagnose so no repair was completed. 
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

88100 mi

US $505
Replaced alternator on 2012 Kia Sorento in August 2016 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2018
Dec 2012

9000 mi
Dash lights fail intermittently. Dealer cannot replicate the problem, no repair, no help. Took it in twice, unresolved. 
May 2013

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 
Jun 2013

17000 mi
back-up camera AGAIN failed. Took it in, where it worked perfectly. 
Jul 2013

17200 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. 
Nov 2014

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. 
Feb 2015

24000 mi
Same ol' problem, intermittent black out of dash & console lights 
Jul 2015

27200 mi
oil pan gasket leaking, gasket replaced 
Sep 2017

38000 mi

US $328
Bearings on A/C pulley were making horrific noise. New pulley was $75, remaining $258 was labor, shop supplies. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

36000 mi
Fog light seal was bad causing cloudiness in fog light assembly. Replaced fog light assembly under warranty 
Nov 2014

49000 mi

US $158
Battery not charging. Not enough power to turn engine over. Replaced bad battery 
Kia Sorento in Washington, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

8000 mi
Accelerator sensor malfunction 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

10000 mi
rattling from dash panels. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

9000 mi
Bluetooth not working. Wire to Microphone disconnected. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2014

42900 mi
Fuel filler cap would not spring open 
Jun 2015

57000 mi
Non-functioning front door speaker (passenger side) 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

20800 mi
Seat heaters need to be replaced. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

US $350
replaced struts, strut mounts, etc air bag sensor 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

17000 mi
Rear right passenger seat back broken - would not return to upright position. Replaced parts. 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Sep 2011

4000 mi
Drivers map light was not installed correctly. Dealer reinstalled it so that electrical contacts lined up and it worked fine. 
Kia Sorento in Delaware, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2017
Oct 2016

64300 mi
knocking in motor - replaced short block 
Jan 2017

66000 mi
Shift control switch and connector plug 
Kia Sorento in Maryland, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

26200 mi
Leaking oil pan. Replaced the oil pan under warrantee. 
Jul 2018

43000 mi
Back-up camera works intermittently. Did not have replaced since the shop was unable to determine whether the camera was defective or if the problem was due to faulty wiring. Problem still exists; ordered a new camera, but the part is on back order so I have to wait until the camera arrives to determine if this will resolve the problem. 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
Oct 2012

10300 mi
Drivers window rubber trim replaced. Had folded over and window would not seal proper. 
Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

13640 mi
Problems with starter 
Feb 2016

29760 mi
Seat heater 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2017
Aug 2015

27700 mi
Reclining rear seats very difficult to operate. Both sets of mechanisms were replaced, acommon problem caused by "cheep materials". 
Apr 2016

31300 mi
Drivers side heated seat failed, still under warantee. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

4800 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. 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. 
Kia Sorento in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2017
Jul 2013

10700 mi

US $135
Broken AC Compressor: Cost of part was $1020, had to be shipped in from out of state, but was covered under warranty. Brake Rotors needed machining, this is what cost $135 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

81000 mi

US $149
Drivers Seat Heater was not working. they charged $95 to check it with obd reader. Gave them no information, checked different components, determined lower heating element was bad. $500 for the part, est $250 labor.  bought a seat heater for $149 ebay 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Aug 2012

9800 mi
driver seat trim around the power seat adjustment levers constantly breaking. Since purchase in Febuary 2012 this problem has been returned to dealer four times. 
Oct 2012

11500 mi
Same problem with the seat trim. We returned the vehicle to Kia dealer with appointment and was told that they were in conversation with Kia corporate office discussing this repair. this will be the 5th attempt by a Kia dealer. 
Aug 2013

20900 mi
Same problem as in past. The repairs last for a few weeks and the same problem reoccurs. I guess the solution will be to repair the problem, dispose of thr vehicle and replace it. Definitely not with a Kia. 
Kia Sorento in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

10300 mi
Local body shop said have a soft paint job, since then have found this to be known problem with KIA. District rep. met and took pictures Oct.4,2012 and said customer service would call but haven't heard from them since. 
Jan 2013

12000 mi
Paint coming off car LT year old. At factory rep. request took to dealer who sent me to independent body shop for estimate. Sent notice that they would pat $700 against estimate of $1404. Kia warranty useless. 
Apr 2013

12200 mi
After turning claim in with BBB,got agreement with Kia to paint hood,front fenders and top. Used estimate and got painted April 1- 5, 2013. Thanks, M.S. 
Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
May 2017

51460 mi

C $110
Front suspension knocking left side. Replace link kit. 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Kia Sorento in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

23000 mi

US $100
DASH RATTLE 
Oct 2012

25000 mi

US $100
Replaced DRIVERS SIDE SEAT LOOSE FROM THE TRACK PASSENGER SEAT SQUEEKS WHEN THERE IS A PASSENGER IN IT DASH RATTLE 

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2012 Kia Sorento 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Sorento in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

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

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2012 Kia Sorento

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2013

19000 mi
i have rattles in my dashboard. they said it was fixed but not. this was the third trip to the dealer so i guess im going to take it back. 
Jul 2013

19200 mi
i took the car in for the same rattling problem in the dash borad and also a thumping sound coming from the rear of the car. i told the service manager about the problem they kept the car 3 days still not fixed. 

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2011 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

75000 mi

US $450
Driver side door latch fails to release catch resulting in the inability to open drivers door from the outside of the vehicle 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2013
Jan 2011

1000 mi
Replaced broken sunroof glass. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

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. 
Kia Sorento in New Mexico, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

5000 mi
loud banging from passenger front tire area. Told at first all do that. second time in the "mounts" were loose" problem back within 2 days 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Kia Sorento in Finland
Feb 2011 - Jan 2014
Jan 2012

12400 mi
The audio system speaker resonated when playing loud with bass(premium audio). The right back speaker was replaced. Now OK. 
Kia Sorento in Sweden
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

41200 mi
I had complain about vibrations and jolts when driving in the 0-70 km / h. Replacing the rear shock absorber on the warranty. The problem is not solved. Continued troubleshooting driver 
Apr 2016

49800 mi
replacement stabilizer bars front left 
Aug 2017

58280 mi
Replace door hinge for driver's door because of a gap change the driver's seat underrun cause of the gap when break/gas change of roof rail console / paint loose lubricate roof cover / can not close 
Dec 2017

59210 mi
Replacement of front shock absorber and bearing right and left side 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Arizon heat killed the factory battery prior to warranty expiration. 
Aug 2014

43700 mi
Fan belt tensioner wore out 
Kia Sorento in Maryland, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

47100 mi
ECM UPDATE, FUEL DOOR TSB OPERATION UPGRADE 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

3000 mi
Recall to replace accessory ambient lighting wiring harness. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012
Feb 2012

7100 mi
Center console squeak 
Kia Sorento in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2017
Mar 2013

33000 mi
The push button start has a brake pedal switch that was failing and needed replacement. Intermittent, so opted not to spend money on a repair. Update: The issue seemed to fade to black. It may have been fixed in a maintenance update or something but I never directly asked for it to be fixed. 
Oct 2013

38500 mi
Middle driver side seat belt ripped I have had a car seat secured in that seat since we bought the vehicle 01/2011 with 3000miles on it. One saturday I go to take my daughter's seat out and find the belt is ripped 2/3 of the way through. 
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $305
Window regulator failed and needed to be replaced. 
Kia Sorento in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

107000 mi

US $200
Accessory belt tensioner 
Dec 2016

111000 mi
Driver's door would not open from the outside. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

83000 mi

US $250
Brake Disengage Sensor malfunction. 
Kia Sorento in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

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. 
Kia Sorento in Missouri, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2013
Nov 2010

6150 mi
CEL Code P2422Evap System Valve stuck closed. Replaced 31430-0W000 Valve under warranty. CEL Code P2422 Evap System Valve stuck closed. Used compressed air on a hose, cleared code CEL Code P2422 Evap System Valve stuck closed. Replaced 31430-0W000 Valce- Canister Close. Cleared code. 
Jan 2011

8000 mi
AC blower not working with remote starter. Dealer stated no problem, it shouldn't. Owner replaced fuses in Remote Start module. 
Dec 2012

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 
Feb 2013

39700 mi
Air bag light on 
Jul 2013

44000 mi
Airbag light coming on. Bad passenger seat. Reset, not fixed. Alarm sounds on its own. 
Sep 2013

52000 mi
Alarm sounding on it's own 
Nov 2013

52000 mi
Alarm constantly sounded on its own. Dealership could duplicate but not fix. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

18000 mi
intermittent refuse to start, dealer replaced brake switch 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2018
Jul 2013

38000 mi
The Dashboard Lights were not working. 
Sep 2013

41000 mi
The Driver Side Power Window Regulator had to be replaced. 
Mar 2018

79000 mi

US $200
Replaced old worn out front disc brakepads 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2012
Feb 2012

39100 mi
Light on Shifter housing out. Was disconnected somehow. Also recall on struts...they replaced all struts. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

44000 mi
Needed new headliner. New seat latch. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2016
Jul 2012

39000 mi
The sway bars were bad and making noises during car use. They had to be replaced, but were covered under warranty. Took 3 days to get parts. 
May 2013

55700 mi
Everytime we stepped on the brake, it made a clicking sound under the shifter. We asked to have this fixed. We also asked to have the recall notice issue taken care of as well. 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

20800 mi
Difficulty shifting into PARK and out of PARK. Intermittent problem with increasing frequency. Defective part # 938100W000 SWITCH ASSY-STOP LAMP replaced. Also called brake pedal switch to allow shifting when stopped. Warranty @ 21,000 mi. 
Kia Sorento in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

3000 mi
sunroof needing oiling. 
Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

10000 mi
Defective brake interlock switch causes pushbutton start to act intermittent 
Nov 2011

10300 mi
Defective brake interlock switch causes pushbutton start to act intermittent 
Jun 2012

13000 mi
Dead Battery. Replaced by dealer at no cost to me. 
Jun 2016

40000 mi
Inadequate cooling 
Apr 2017

44000 mi
Parking pawl (safety recall) 
Sep 2017

46000 mi

US $60
Defective Battery. Replaced at minimal cost 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

29000 mi
Shifter system requires replacement 
Aug 2012

29300 mi
Replaced shifter 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

1000 mi
Roof rails damaged by dealer before car was sold. 
Sep 2012

13000 mi
Rear left bushing was failing and making clunking sound. Dealer replaced due to safety concerns. 
Nov 2013

22100 mi
Fuel sensors and wiring harness failure caused misfire and poor running. Entire harness replaced as well as all electrical components of fuel system. 
Jun 2016

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. 
Oct 2016

47200 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

Kia Sorento in Indiana, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

21000 mi
Bad vibration at 70+ mph. 
Jun 2012

24000 mi
Car pulls to the right consistantly 
Oct 2012

29000 mi
Car would not always start. When parking car, shifter sometimes would not allow you to put it in park. Gas door open button does not always unlock the gas door. 
Dec 2012

29000 mi
Car was traded in with gas door still sticking. Also had a right pull problem they could not fix. 
Kia Sorento in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jul 2018
Dec 2010

992 mi

C $360
Replaced windshield due to stone chip that led to crack in windshield 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2017
May 2012

12000 mi
replaced knock sensor replaced both front struts and bearing plates 
Jun 2012

13000 mi
replaced throttle body, then had to flash computer. failed to correct the problem 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2018
Oct 2012

16000 mi
Intermittent starting issue with push button start. Bad break sensor was the problem. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

34000 mi
Intermittently failing backup camera. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
- Aug 2010
Aug 2010

2824 mi
roof vibrates when opening it car pulls to the right 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

36000 mi
Drivers side rear shock bushing failed. Needed to be replaced under warranty. Made horrible rattling sound. Rear view camera would intermittently go out. Camera was replaced. Brake sensor bad resulting in keyless ignition not working properly. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2018
May 2013

23400 mi
The steering wheel leather started to peel. They replaced entire steering wheel. 
Jul 2014

35000 mi

US $150
I went to an alignment shop after the front drivers tire showed uneven wear. The front tire camber was considerably off on both sides. There is no adjustment for camber on the Sorento. I was advised to buy a camber bolt kit. All great now 
Nov 2014

39300 mi
The gear position sensor had malfunctioned causing the car to come out of gear when in reverse and go into neutral. The dealership was able to install a new KIA bracket on the transmission cable to prevent the issue from reoccuring. 
Nov 2015

54000 mi
The rear viewing camera was working only intermittently. 
Jan 2016

43000 mi
Driver side inside door handles replaced under warranty for peeling. 
Jul 2017

75000 mi

US $225
Changed drive belt 
Jun 2018

91000 mi
The battery light turned on and the vehicle started to shake. I charged the battery at home (battery 6 months old) and used the vehicle for a day without issue. The vehicle stalled in my driveway and would not start (no battery charge). Charged battery again and went to dealer (extended warranty) who although had the alternator in stock, needed 6 hours to repair the vehicle. Apparently the A/C lines run in front of the alternator. The refrigerant must be evacuated, the A/C lines removed, alternator replaced, A/C lines reattached and the A/C system evacuated and recharged. This is a very expensive repair ($475 alternator and the rest for labor). Total repair was $1,100. 
Kia Sorento in Indiana, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2016
Jul 2015

75000 mi
Backup camera was not working (black screen). Quoted cost to replace ($380). Declined service. 
Aug 2015

75700 mi
Replaced rearview camera again (was showing black screen). 
Kia Sorento in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2013
Jun 2011

6000 mi
Air conditioning drain hose plug causing back fill into passenger compartment. 
Apr 2012

19000 mi
The traffic display on the navagation systems stopped working. Dealer diagnosed and couldn't fix the problem. Car needs to go back in for further diagnostics. 
May 2012

20300 mi
From a forum learned of a rest for the nav system, by sticking a pin in a tiny hole in the upper right corner of the unit. Dealer didn't have a clue. Happened a few more times, fixed with a reset each time. 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2017
Jan 2012

22300 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... 
May 2015

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". 
Oct 2017

75000 mi

US $600
Driver side Auto up/down button spring broke. Requires entire door to be taken apart to replace all window/mirror control buttons since it's one piece. Part cost $200 Motor that controls Air re-circulation flap failed. Got stuck & made ticking noise. Recirculating air not working. Had to take dash apart to get to it. 2 hrs labor, $100 for part. 
Kia Sorento in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

58900 mi

C $441
All rear brake parts were replaced. 
Apr 2017

69981 mi

C $312
Replaced Battery 
Apr 2018

89900 mi

C $324
Ball Joint left front lower 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2010

7000 mi
Vibration detectable when driving. More noticeable at higher speeds. Shop said they could not feel it, but balanced the tires as "most likely cause". Still detectable. No difference from tire balancing. Will return and drive with tech. 
Feb 2011

10300 mi
Dealer replaced driveshaft. 
Dec 2015

157000 mi

US $750
L and R sway bar links replaced 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jan 2018 - Aug 2020
Mar 2019

100000 mi

US $200
Had to replace leaking/failing water pump. Common issue with Kia's >100k miles. Took me and my friend about 4+ hours to do it, and it was pretty difficult due to placement of the pump on the side of the engine bay. 
Kia Sorento in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

1240 mi
Headlights kept fogging up internal to the housing, foam filter removed from vent, this fixed problem. 
Kia Sorento in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
Aug 2011

27000 mi
The leather wrap on the steering wheel was prematurely wearing and peeling. The entire steering wheel was replaced at no charge and it is now better than new. 
Apr 2014

109000 mi

US $803
Rear wheel bearings on both sides needed replacing 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

32000 mi
Auto-dimming rear view mirror always dim. Technician noticed that I had a sticker on top of the light sensor and moved it. Problem fixed. 
Jan 2017

78000 mi
ABS warning light came on while driving. Brought it in to be diagnosed. Dealer said that one wheel sensor was bad and the other was intermittent, but didn't have the parts in stock to repair, so no actual part replacement was done. After I got the car back, warning light went out and hasn't come back on since. 
Kia Sorento in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jul 2014
Oct 2010

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. 
Mar 2011

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 
Jun 2012

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. 
Aug 2013

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. 
Oct 2013

46160 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. 
Nov 2013

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. 
Dec 2013

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. 
Mar 2014

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. 
Jun 2014

59520 mi
Keyfob inoperable. Transmitter failed. New unit ordered and replaced and programmed on warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
Jun 2012

36000 mi
dvd wasn't working 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2010

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. 
Dec 2010

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. 
Jul 2015

66220 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. 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

32000 mi
Radio/GPS module failed. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

19840 mi
replace bad brake switch 
Jan 2013

24800 mi
replace rear camera. could not get it to start, towed, brake switch replaced. 
Jan 2015

51960 mi
drive shaft replace 
Sep 2015

60140 mi
replace the engine, had metal shavings inside 
Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

21000 mi
Rear shock replaced. 
Oct 2011

31300 mi
Another rear shock replaced. I blame the lousy stiff shocks on the car. I read that about six months after production started, they switched to softer shocks. 
Jan 2012

38000 mi
Left front tie bar end and rod also had to be replaced. 
Kia Sorento in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

30000 mi
Problems with vehicle when returned, cannot discuss. 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2015
Sep 2012

11000 mi
Safety switch preventing putting car in/out of park Also one rear tail light 
Oct 2014

29000 mi
Oil leak, Dealer resealed Oil pan, coveredrnunder warranty 
Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

33500 mi
Engine oil leak. Leak was repaired by replacing gasket. Work completed by Dealer under warranty. 
Sep 2016

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. 
Jan 2018

85000 mi

US $15
Replaced low beam halogen bulb. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Michigan, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

49000 mi

US $300
R&R stabilizer links 
Jun 2017

78000 mi

US $900
Both front ball joints worn out and replaced one control arm that was worn. 
Aug 2017

83000 mi

US $325
Replace rotors, pads and caliper boots Replace parking brake cable 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Nov 2012
Aug 2011

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. 
Nov 2011

3200 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. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014 Brake light switch was going bad. Shift lock located in the center console by the gear shift was starting to make an audible clicking noise. 
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $84
Driver's side rear door lock would not unlock the exterior handle. Interior handle functioned fine to open door. 
Jan 2017

41700 mi

US $35
Front, lower ball joints were worn and had excessive play. 
Kia Sorento in Michigan, United States
May 2011 - Nov 2014
Oct 2011

22000 mi
An attachment broke on the drivers seat side panel with seat controls. Dealer ordered new panel last week and installed it in about 10 minutes today. Said it was the 6th or 7th they'd done, mostly on Sedonas. Very good job! 
Jun 2013

58000 mi
Replaced driver's seat trim panel, the one with the seat controls, for the second time. This part is not engineered strong enough to handle heavy drivers. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

18000 mi
battery replaced 
Jun 2016

42000 mi
A small part caused the transmission to lurch when cold. Took a day to get the part. Replacement fixed the lurch. covered under drivetrain warranty. 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

33000 mi
When you start driving car start vibrating. 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

36000 mi
Fuel access door would not open. Needed slight adjustment. 
Feb 2013

42000 mi
brake light switch was erratic which caused difficulties getting in and out of park. 
Kia Sorento in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

11000 mi
Car would not start. Start stop button would not start the car. Was in the shop twice for this problem. Ran tests and tightened some connections. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

3000 mi

US $10
Inspect suspension for cause of knock, thump, on bumps. Dealer can't duplicate problem even though I am telling them the dust covers on shocks are floating on bumps and hitting top housing. Inspect suspension for cause of knock, thump, on bumps. Dealer can't duplicate problem even though I am telling them the dust covers on shocks are floating on bumps and hitting top housing. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

3000 mi
Installed shielding to prevent debris from damaging front springs. 
Sep 2012

13000 mi
Transmission could not be put in park or engine started after stopping in a parking spot. Brake light switch was replaced. 
Jun 2018

83000 mi

US $490
Ignition switch (key tumbler) 
Kia Sorento in Indiana, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

26000 mi
Could not put the car in gear. It was found to be a faulty brake switch, preventing the the system from releasing from Park. 
Aug 2013

37000 mi
Replace Brake switch 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2014
Oct 2010

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 
Feb 2011

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. 
Aug 2012

47700 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. 
Jan 2013

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. 
Feb 2013

59700 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. 
Feb 2014

82000 mi

US $300
the transmission cooler lines had to be replaced as they were leaking coolant. 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

13000 mi
Noisy right front suspension 
Mar 2011

19000 mi
Replaced front struts 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

79000 mi

US $100
Had to have a break kit put on it and struts replaced leaking right side had both replaced. Under warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Idaho, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2011

6000 mi
Engine oil leak. Dripping from filter. I thought it was a filter mount problem. They said engine cover leaking. Repaired. Still leaking. 
Dec 2012

16000 mi
Engine cover still leaking oil when traded. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2013
Aug 2011

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.  
Sep 2011

29000 mi
Check engine light on & read, parts ordered for emissions. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

30000 mi
driver cloth seat tore apart. dealer said its not under warranty than after haggling relented and agreed to replace cloth. 
Mar 2016

46000 mi

US $300
ball joints were replaced 
Dec 2017

77000 mi
replaced brakes 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

58000 mi

US $440
Many of the lights on the dash lit up, suggesting ABS, brake, ESC and DBC problems. Problem repaired by replacing rear hub assembly. Dealer wanted $600, my local shop did it for $440. 
Kia Sorento in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

35340 mi
Vehicle wouldn't allow movement out of Drive unless vehicle was shut off. Turns out it was related to recall on brake control sensor control. Vehicle was repaired free within half hour. No problems since. 
Nov 2013

44020 mi
Middle passenger overhead light stopped working. Diagnosed as a short in light unit. Entire light unit was replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

48980 mi
Replaced Front Bushings as they were cracked 
Dec 2015

71920 mi

C $450
replaced drivers-side ball joint rear brake pads and calipers replaced 
Jun 2016

84940 mi

C $80
Rattle in passenger side front. Was worn away at connector. Was replaced, all good now. 
Feb 2017

96720 mi

C $775
Front strut bearings were rough and binding. Replaced. Front CV boots were cracked and leaking grease. Replaced boots. 
Feb 2018

109120 mi

C $1300
Steering whining noise detected, was leaking steering fluid. Determined it was a leak in the steering rack. Replaced rack with KIA OEM part (was actually cheaper than non-OEM option) and did front end wheel alignment. 
May 2018

112840 mi

C $560
banging in front passenger side when hitting bumps. Replaced front passenger side strut, mount and wheel bearing 
Jun 2018

113925 mi

C $700
replaced rear brake pads and rotors Right front axle boot torn, axle grinding and had excessive play 
Kia Sorento in Nebraska, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2013
Sep 2011

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). 
Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

13000 mi
The satellite radio sometimes switched bands due to a controller malfunction. A faulty fitting on the driveshaft had to be replaced. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Oct 2010 - May 2018
Oct 2012

15300 mi
Engine would not start. Dealer replaced the brake sensor.  Rear view camera gives distorted image when very hot. 
Jun 2013

22000 mi
Door for the gas cap would not open. They added a part. Works fine now. Also had a recall on drivers window. Fixed that also. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2013
May 2011

20500 mi
car towed b/c intermediate transmission output shaft failed two days after I received a recall notice for it 
Jan 2012

17700 mi
Push/Start button became inoperative. Switch connected to brake pedal was replaced to fix problem. 
Jan 2013

36500 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. 
Mar 2013

44800 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. 
Oct 2013

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. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2012
Jan 2011

11000 mi
Brake became "spongy." Mechanic diagnosed air in line and bled brakes. OK after that. 
Oct 2012

29000 mi
water drain clogged 
Kia Sorento in Indiana, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

65000 mi

US $345
Driver's side motor failed and was stuck in half open position 
Kia Sorento in Missouri, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Jan 2012

12000 mi

US $200
Replaced keyless start brake relay switch 
Jan 2013

22000 mi

US $100
Replace keyless start brake relay switch 
May 2013

25400 mi
Replaced power window switch 
Jul 2013

28000 mi
Back up camera. Only works intermittently. 
Sep 2013

29000 mi
Replaced backup camera. Also replaced battery at 29000 miles. Car less than three yrs old 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

96000 mi

US $200
Changed shocks, could hear that one had failed. 
Kia Sorento in Quebec, Canada
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

27900 mi
Shifting weird and bucking, delayed upshift in lower gears, too long to downshift normally. Felt like it had slip after awhile 
Kia Sorento in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2011

12000 mi
Bad design in right front strut. Since been redesigned. Old design bangs over rough roads. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Mar 2011

2000 mi
Creaky noise from front center console (around gear shifter). Added a spacer around a fastener under console. Cargo net clip broke under light force during extremely cold weather. Dealer ordered, will install later. 
Oct 2011

11000 mi
TSB fix on suspension cover paint defect, body shop fixed 
Sep 2017

120000 mi

US $30
Sticky caliper. Replaced pads and unstuck caliper. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2011

9920 mi
Small oil leak. Dealer repaired under warranty 
Sep 2011

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 
Jun 2013

58280 mi
Strut Bearing Rotted and Rusted by fatigue. Replaced Stut Bearings 
Jul 2013

59280 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 
Nov 2013

64880 mi
Rear Window tape cracked and bubbled 
Dec 2013

66960 mi
Rear Window tape cracked and bubbled 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

2000 mi
Update computer. 
Jun 2012

6000 mi
rear brake calipers leak 
Sep 2012

9000 mi
Push start quit working. Had to have car towed to dealer. Brake switch replaced. 
Kia Sorento in Alaska, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Jul 2010

3000 mi
replaced all light bulbs on the rear of the car due to some TSB 
Dec 2010

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 
Feb 2011

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. 
May 2013

18000 mi
windshield wiper on the back hatch was making a loud noise when turned on. 
Kia Sorento in Maine, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Nov 2010

10500 mi
drivers window quit half up, half down. Dealer diagnosed bad regulator, ordered part 1-1/2 weeks ago. Replaced today. 
Kia Sorento in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2017
Jan 2014

21500 mi

US $550
Wheel speed sensor failed, but there was conflicting evidence of cause; local shop took care of problem. It was pricey, but I don't think dealer would have been better, probably worse. This caused multiple warning lights. 
Jul 2014

74200 mi

US $115
Valve stem broke and had to be replaced. Since it doubles as a tire pressure sensor and has to be programmed after installation, it's a little pricey. 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - May 2015
Jul 2013

31700 mi
Clunk and lurch in reverse, engine light on. Dealer unable to replicate, no code in recent history. Dealer reset adaptive driving history. 
Kia Sorento in Kansas, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
Nov 2010

3000 mi
Head lights where not bright, recall on lights, problem solved Car was pulling to the right, was told not a problem but still pulls right. 
Jan 2012

15000 mi
Brake switch went bad car would not start had to tow to dealership for repair, took about 4 hrs 
Jan 2013

24200 mi
Brake switch went bad again 
Kia Sorento in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

9000 mi
Engine leaking oil, problem seems to be finally identified, waiting to get pieces next week for repair 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Kia Sorento in South Dakota, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2012
Feb 2010

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. 
May 2010

5100 mi

US $20
The oil pan was leaking. 
Kia Sorento in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012 Auto lights were staying on constantly during daylight hours. Dealer replaced light sensor to address issue however issue has not been corrected i.e. this work did not solve the problem. 
Jan 2013

6160 mi
Auto Light electrical module replaced. 

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2011 Kia Sorento 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Kia Sorento in Utah, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Aug 2012

35100 mi
The ECO chip went out 
Dec 2012

43000 mi
Eco chip was bad, replaced. 

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2008 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Jan 2011

70000 mi

US $2000
Transmission went out at 64,000 miles. Car would not go forward nor in reverse. Had to replace transmission. 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

19000 mi
Rear Differential replaced under warranty. 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Nov 2009 - Oct 2011
Sep 2009

10000 mi
Cruise control wouldn't stay engaged. Software update under warranty. 
Feb 2011

19300 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. 
Kia Sorento in Romania
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Jul 2012

40700 mi
A/C compressor leaking 
Aug 2015

80600 mi

$150
Front propeller shaft 2 x U joints 
Mar 2016

89900 mi

$1000
A/C compressor replacement A/C Electric Fan replacement A/C recharge 
Dec 2016

99820 mi

$100
mode actuator replaced 
Sep 2017

106640 mi

$700
Front wheel bearings , uperr control arms, shock absorbers, lower arm ball joints and bushes, stabilizer bar bushes and links, tie roads, All replacement are made for both front sides (left and right). 
Kia Sorento in Queensland, Australia
Nov 2010 - May 2015
Jul 2012

47620 mi
Oil leak from intercooler pipe 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Nov 2010 - Dec 2017
May 2011

22000 mi
Headlamp washer relay switch stopped operating - replaced. 
Jun 2011

21000 mi
Headlamp washer motor and relay replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2012

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! 
Apr 2013

34300 mi
Rear parking sensors just packed up - no reason! 
May 2013

35000 mi
New rear parking sensor kit ordered by dealer and fitted - now all up and working again! 
Jun 2015

42000 mi

£420
Turbo failure condenser leaking. it's rarely hot here, so no rush to fix it. 
Jul 2016

44200 mi

£300
A/c condensor leaking. New non OEM unit fitted. 
Kia Sorento in Switzerland
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

86800 mi
I didn't do anything but change a few bulbs and mess with the HVAC accentuature door so AC would blow at the face and not on the defrost mode. 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Sep 2014

73000 mi

US $200
Alternartor failure 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2011

32000 mi
Throttle position sensor replaced. 
May 2013

52700 mi

US $50
O2 sensor failed 
Dec 2014

75000 mi

US $150
Button automatic climate Control not working 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

62000 mi

US $650
Gradual failure of various accessories, bad ECM. 
Kia Sorento in Missouri, United States
Mar 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2015

49900 mi

US $150
Rear wiper motor would not stop, even with the key out of the ignition. Started over 2 yrs ago and it was never really fixed it had a mind of it's own seemed like. I disconnected the battery to make it stop. They finally replaced the wiper motor. 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

109000 mi
ABS/ESC lamp on. Possibly occurred after running into deep pothole in highway 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

50000 mi
brake light switch had to be replaced. Bought the part at Advanced Auto Parts. headlight bulb went out The AC quit blowing. An auto tech teacher hit the reset button and it worked for another month. It is no longer working. Will have it looked at tomorrow. I am on a road trip. :/ 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

36000 mi
Vehicle slammed into gear. Low idle, sometimes failed to start on first attempt. 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2014
May 2010

15580 mi
Brake pedal switch had to be replaced. Releasing the pedal did not deactivate the brake lights leaving them continuously on draining battery when car was parked, (in addition to the safety issue) 
Dec 2013

59000 mi

US $346
1 week after warranty expired check engine light cam on, Oxygen Sensor had to be replaced 
Feb 2014

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. 
Kia Sorento in Qatar
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

48360 mi
I wash my car and having alternator problem, well its fixed in warranty 

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2008 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

72700 mi

US $100
Driver's side downstream O2 sensor replaced. 
Jul 2014

75000 mi

US $250
Replaced shocks and struts. They weren't leaking, but the system was no longer critically damped. 
Aug 2014

75500 mi

US $580
Replaced brake master cylinder. 
Jul 2015

83000 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 
Jun 2017

102000 mi

US $10
ESC Off light was illuminating. Replaced stoplight switch. 
Jun 2018

105000 mi

US $800
Timing cover and oil pan leaking oil 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

19300 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. 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

88000 mi

US $300
Rotors & pads front 

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2007.5 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in New South Wales, Australia
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

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 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Peru
Feb 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

45260 mi

$500
Replaced front shock absorbers 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

12000 mi
Replace cruise control switch 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

73000 mi

£450
Universal joint seized on front propshaft.replaced shaft.rEPLACED REAR BRAKE DISCS/DRUMS AND PADS.REPLACED FRONT DISKS AND PADS 
Kia Sorento in Queensland, Australia
- Aug 2010
Aug 2010

18788 mi

A $630
30000km service. Differential noise reported and differential will have to be removed, repaired or replaced. Estimated time off road 2 weeks. 
Kia Sorento in Victoria, Australia
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2010

24794 mi
Replaced diff centre due to bearing failure 
Feb 2010

25420 mi
Rear diff bearing failure 
Feb 2011

37200 mi
Leaking sump gasket 
Mar 2011

39060 mi
Turned out to be gasket leak at turbo mount, awaiting parts. 
Kia Sorento in Trinidad and Tobago
Sep 2014 - Dec 2017
Jul 2015

151360 mi

$2000
Engine overheated and caused the need for an engine job to be done.  I also changed the turbo-charger. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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

77000 mi

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

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

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

54000 mi

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

62000 mi

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

67000 mi

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

67000 mi

US $145
Replaced clockspring. 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

42000 mi

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

96000 mi

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

99400 mi

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

117000 mi

US $23
replaced low beam headlight 
Jun 2017

149000 mi

US $400
Front right wheel bearing failed and tore up wheel hub. Replace bearing and hub. 
Jul 2017

153000 mi

US $970
Replaced struts and did a tune up 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Oct 2017
Apr 2012

10000 mi

US $100
Tire pressure sensor 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

130200 mi
Soft pedal, pushes halfway to floor before linear braking. 

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2007 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

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

98000 mi

US $1300
Front wheel bearings froze and stopped the 4wdLow from engaging. Transfer Case Control Module had to be replaced at my cost. Front axles had to be replaced due to severity of bearings. 
Kia Sorento in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2014
Sep 2013

48000 mi

US $1400
Transfer case was leaking, causing a clunk when stopping or starting. Repair included R&R of transfer case, trans pan gasket, and fluid flush of transmission. 

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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 Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2012
Oct 2008

14000 mi
Rotor repair-cost covered by warranty 
May 2009

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

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

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

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

49000 mi
Replacement of front passenger side wheel bearing 
Apr 2012

120000 mi

US $480
Worn tie rod end found during repair of wheel bearing Replaced wheel bearing. Noise noticed by owner Replaced upper ball joint. Problem found when wheel bearing replaced 
Kia Sorento in Trinidad and Tobago
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

126100 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. 
Jul 2017

142600 mi

$4000
Engine had overheated and was replaced. The engine had an oil leak and was worked on. Evidently this work was not proper and then the engine overheated. Repeated repairs did not correct the problem. Changing the engine resolved the problem. 
Mar 2018

166160 mi

$3000
Engine was noise and some smoke was coming out of the exhaust pipe. The engine had been replaced and evidently the shop did not put in the engine properly. As such the vehicle was taken to another garage where the problem was identified and corrected. The injectors were changed as well as the piston rings changes. 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Feb 2013

206700 mi

US $260
Noise from front wheel right side, removed and replaced both front wheel hub bearings with TRW aftermarket parts 
Mar 2015

247000 mi

US $600
R&R rear differential 
Kia Sorento in South Australia, Australia
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

24180 mi
intermittent loss of power steering after highway ride of at least 1 hour, replacement of power steering pump ordered and replaced 
Kia Sorento in Vermont, United States
Feb 2008 - Jan 2017
Feb 2008

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

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

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

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

92000 mi

US $515
The wheel bearing was so bad it got hot & welded itself to the spindle which needed to be replaced as well along with the cv joint. 
Nov 2015

96000 mi

US $820
Left Upper Ball Joint, $345 Right Upper Ball Joint, $345 Exhaust Flex Pipe, $130 
Apr 2016

100700 mi

US $1
Left Front Wheel Bearing Rear control arms. Both the left and right side. 
Kia Sorento in Iowa, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

88000 mi

US $900
U joint/front drive shaft is one unit. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
- Oct 2010
Oct 2010

52100 mi

US $50
Replaced brake pedal sensor 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
- May 2007
May 2007

17000 mi
Engine light on- needed Oxygen Sensor- Warranty 
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

76860 mi

US $627
towed to garage, find issue, replaced alternator and battery 
Nov 2012

85915 mi

US $325
turned out to be brake switch, had to have full read done on system. the cruse control went out, traction control switched off, and check engine light came on. one switch kicked out all above. also replace diode for interior lights. 

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

91300 mi

£250
Replaced four discs, all badly worn & scored, front drivers side also badly warped. All Pads replaced. Hand Brake compensator seized, stripped, greased & rebuilt. 
Apr 2015

118000 mi

£100
Replaced dead battery 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

70000 mi

£450
Front prop shaft had wear so I replaced it as a precaution 

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Sep 2010 - Oct 2018
Nov 2010

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. 
Jun 2011

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 
Feb 2014

62000 mi
Steering rack slight oil seepage dealer recommends new steering rack before next MOT 
Jun 2014

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. 
Aug 2015

69900 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. 
Dec 2015

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. 
Jun 2016

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. 
Jul 2017

91000 mi

£200
Automatic transmission oil cooler pipe leaking, replaced 
Jun 2018

101000 mi

£70
Aircon gas needed to be refilled and system serviced as not blowing out cold air. Now working as it should. 
Oct 2018

105000 mi

£618
Severe vibration when traveling at approx. 60 to 70mph, garage fond UJ joint on prop shaft about to collapse and would have catastrophic if done so. Garage replaced propshaft as all one unit with UJ, also replaced fluids in transfer box, automatic gearbox and from diff, car now working perfectly. 

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

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. 
Oct 2015

164500 mi

US $400
Passenger airbag fault light is on. Service center was unable to find the problem. It remains unresolved. 
Feb 2016

167000 mi

US $883
Multiple faults with the intake manifold and induction system. Replaced with new one. Works fine now. 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
Jun 2015

49000 mi

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

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2006 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2014
Aug 2012

76000 mi

US $800
Replaced compressor due to clutch fail 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2016
Apr 2015

30000 mi

US $65
New Battery 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2014

45200 mi

US $800
All belts were replaced & serpentine 
Jan 2015

42300 mi

US $300
Replacement of 2 flex pipes on exhaust system & brackets 
May 2016

55300 mi
Car wouldn't idle properly, would rev up @ 1500 RPM instead of 800-900. AC stopped blowing cold air. 
Kia Sorento in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

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 
Jun 2013

41000 mi

US $195
Windshield wiper would not turn off. 
May 2014

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. 
Kia Sorento in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Nov 2010

58000 mi
4wd not working - harness was successfully attached 
Jan 2011

67800 mi
4wd/awd totally not working - and car did not navigate well in the snow and ice. Replaced a part to fix it. Now it is working fine. 
Kia Sorento in Alberta, Canada
May 2016 - Aug 2016
May 2016

91140 mi

C $400
Issues with grounding in headlight/signal light electrical system. 
Kia Sorento in Utah, United States
Apr 2007 - May 2011
Jun 2007

2067 mi
Door lock problem. Fuse was not pushed in. Kia Multi Point Inspection with fluid etc.  

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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

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
May 2013

51900 mi
Rear axle upper trailing arm mounting bracket corrosion - application of Technical Service Bulletin by Kia to inspect, clean, modify or replace and protect. 
Jul 2013

52500 mi

£350
Underbody & Tow Bar corrosion, paint loss, serious pitting and surface corrosion. Sump guard showed new holes after blasting. Underbody stem cleaned, abraded, primed, chassis black and waxoyl. Tow Bar blasted, zinc primed and powder coate 
Nov 2013

55000 mi

£660
Rear Differential Pinion Bearings, spacer and seal replaced. The person who did my diff said it had been out before. It was less than 2 mnths old when I bought it. Main Dealer servicing also failed. 
Jun 2015

63000 mi
Juddering and vibration on lock starting off and parking - currently under investigation 
Oct 2015

64200 mi

£2000
Diff locking up. Diff replaced but noisy - Kia notified but action delayed because of sickness - have to take up again with Kia 
Jun 2016

68000 mi
Car would not start - flat battery - jump start needed. High internal resistance and battery charge capacity reduced to about 30%. Original Kia battery replaced with new non-Kia part. Rear Calipers not always releasing properly causing dragging and overheating. Callipers replaced. 1 Front Caliper uneven in operation - both replaced. Rear Disks replaced because of corrosion of pad faces to below MoT area limit. 
Aug 2016

68600 mi

£90
Rear Brake Calipers binding intermittently after replacement with high brake pedal. NFF found by dealer. Jury still out. 
Kia Sorento in South Africa
Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
Oct 2014

91440 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. 
Jan 2015

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. 
Apr 2015

94440 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 
Sep 2015

96100 mi

R 1145
Cracked hydraulic pipe to power steering ram. New pipe made and fitted 
Apr 2017

102920 mi

R 500
New front brake pads fitted. 
Jul 2017

104160 mi

R 900
Air con dead 
Sep 2017

105400 mi

R 1700
Battery reached the end of life. New 900amp heavy duty fitted. 
Sep 2018

108500 mi

R 9500
Electric window winder motor replaced. Mechanic damaged fuel system pump, reconditioned. fuel system flushed, air leak cured. 

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2005 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

100000 mi

US $200
alternator burnout driver side window inoperable 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in South Africa
Nov 2011 - Sep 2012
May 2012

103580 mi

R 3000
Left front wheel bearing worn out. Also damaged the hub. Parts had to be imported from Korea. 
Sep 2012

108500 mi

R 500
Replaced heater core inder dash. 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

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

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

72000 mi

£300
front wheel bearing worn and required replacing 
Mar 2011

118000 mi

£820
Rear differential was replaced with a second hand one obtained from a scrap dealer. Replaced at a 4x4 specialist not a main dealer. 
Kia Sorento in Philippines
Apr 2010 - Sep 2018
Apr 2011

26660 mi

$20
AC fan noisy. Repaired to prevent overheating. 
Nov 2011

31000 mi

$200
Replaced noisy alternator pulley and thinning brake pads 
Jan 2012

33480 mi

$200
Replace front wheel hub bearing because of noise on low speed (40-60) kph 
Mar 2014

50220 mi

$30
Drivability problem. Vehicle unstable on curve and makes a sound on sudden bumps. Stabilizer bar bushing replaced. 
Jan 2015

28520 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. 
Oct 2016

73460 mi

$400
Knocking engine noise on the timing chain cover. Replaced timing chain, chain tensioner and timing chain guide. 
Sep 2018

93000 mi

$700
Rattle and noise on approach on humps in front of vehicle. Replaced tie rod, Upper and lower arm assembly. Also replaced all brake pads, replaced fuel and air filter, oil change and replace front struts and shock absorbers. 
Kia Sorento in South Africa
May 2005 - Apr 2016
Sep 2005

9300 mi
Replace dashboard clock 
Aug 2006

18600 mi
Repair cruise control 
Apr 2008

55800 mi
Repair cruise control 
Aug 2008

63240 mi

R 450
Repair cruise control - replace sensor and clock spring 
Sep 2009

74400 mi

R 310
Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. Disc rotors warped, skimmed front and rear rotors and replaced disk pads. Second time this has been necccessary, same repair done at around 80,000 kms. Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. 
Jan 2010

79980 mi

R 88
Replace top radiator hose after hose split Replace top radiator hose after hose split 
Nov 2010

98740 mi

R 500
Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced with refurbished unit. 
Jan 2011

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 Noise in transfer box when accelerating Replace front parking light Universal on front propshaft broke. Propshaft removed and universal joint replaced. 
Jul 2011

112180 mi

R 500
Replace front parking light 
Aug 2011

114080 mi

R 1400
Replaced transfer box - trust bearing faulty - with spare. Sent original case out for repair, took two months. Replaced transfer box - trust bearing faulty 
Oct 2011

119020 mi

R 20
Replace leaking water hoses Replaced worn turbocharger Noisy transfer box repaired, chain and shaft replaced. Re-installed in car. Replaced worn turbocharger Replace leaking water hoses 
May 2012

131220 mi

R 700
Replace faulty Aircon pump clutch and pully 
Sep 2012

140120 mi
Oil seal leaking on transfer case repaired in 2011. Replaced under guantee no charge. 
Mar 2013

142600 mi

R 100
Bearing seized on A/C pump electric clutch. Clutch & Pulley replaced. 
Apr 2013

143600 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. 
Nov 2013

151280 mi

R 100
Repair transfer box electric operating motor, position sensor not working. 
Mar 2014

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. 
May 2014

160480 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. 
Sep 2014

168020 mi

R 280
Alternator not charging. Replaced regulator, diodes, bearing & alternator clutch and pulley 
Dec 2014

171120 mi

R 200
4 broken studs on exhaust manifold. All studs and nuts replaced. 
Mar 2015

173600 mi

R 15
Top radiator hose leaking, replaced 
Nov 2015

185320 mi

R 200
Rear shock absorber leaking oil. Replaced both 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Jul 2011 - Jun 2013
Aug 2011

104000 mi

£50
electric power steering intermited stiff caused by dodgy speed sensor. 
Oct 2011

107000 mi

£80
replaced idler pulley of aux belt. installed super locker mod to override the tod system if needed. 
Jan 2012

111800 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. 
May 2013

117000 mi

£59
Bearings alternator shot. Replaced alternator with second hand one from eBay. 
Kia Sorento in Spain
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

102920 mi

€150
Clutch cylinder needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2017

110360 mi

€600
New clutch assembly installed, due to slipping clutch. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2014
Jun 2011

85000 mi

US $250
had exhaust flex pipe replaced 
Aug 2011

89000 mi

US $550
replaced radiator 
Aug 2012

96000 mi

US $1500
condenser failed 
Dec 2012

101000 mi

US $75
radiator reservoir cracked, replaced 
Feb 2013

101500 mi

US $350
rear brake lines blew a hole 
Aug 2013

105000 mi

US $1528
bad water pump, also replaced timing belt new e-brake shoes, cable replacement 
Sep 2013

105000 mi
engine skipping, cam tensioners worn, replaced at no charge 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

140000 mi

US $1350
Radiator hoses needed replacement along with water pump. Plus oil system needed help. Old age. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

64000 mi

US $700
Rear differential was making a loud humming noise. Investigation found the bearings were pitted and the gears were etched 
Kia Sorento in Puerto Rico
Mar 2011 - May 2013
Jul 2011

103500 mi
Water leak thru front windshield. Technician said the leak is due to separation of steel panels welds. 
Mar 2013

127000 mi

US $250
Replacement of head gasket and seals for oil leakage. Replacement of spark plugs. 
May 2013

127000 mi
Water leak at windshield. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
Mar 2009

47000 mi

US $200
Accelerator cable was fraying inside its sheath, causing erratic pedal movement. 
Jun 2009

48000 mi

US $10
throttle plate carbon deposits. Dealer claimed to clean and lubricate. 
Apr 2010

57000 mi

US $500
Replaced alternator. 
Jun 2010

62000 mi

US $800
front suspension strut collapse 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

US $500
replaced drive shaft due worn Ujoints 2nd replacement replaced all wheel bearings front and rear with abs system original rear bearings were much easier to replace than the front. front bearing worn out twice as fast as rear replaced with new hub assy i do not recommend bearing only repair 
Kia Sorento in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

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. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Kia Sorento in South Africa
Aug 2011 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

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!! 
Kia Sorento in Arizona, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2011
Nov 2010

80000 mi

US $40
Interior bulb and tails lights keep going out and replaced one headlight Replaced lower radiator hose  
Mar 2011

83000 mi

US $350
Replaced altenator 
Aug 2011

97000 mi

US $200
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. 
Sep 2011

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. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2015
Sep 2009

93000 mi

US $20
Bought a diode to get the dome light to work in the "Door" position. It had not worked for several months. Apparently this is a common problem and the new diode fixed it. 
Jul 2010

106000 mi

US $230
The AC died some time in fall of 2009. I did not attempt to get it fixed until July 2010. Alas the attempt failed after a couple of weeks and the AC is dead again. I doubt I'll try again. 
Nov 2013

159600 mi

US $16
Replaced headlight. 
Dec 2013

161000 mi

US $16
Replaced headlight. 
Mar 2014

166000 mi

US $16
Replaced headlight. 
Oct 2014

172200 mi

US $20
I replaced the passenger side headlight. Frequent headlight replacements are a known issue with this era of Sorento. 
Dec 2014

178000 mi

US $25
Replaced drivers side headlight bulb 
Mar 2015

179000 mi

US $20
Replaced drivers side headlight 
Kia Sorento in Michigan, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
Sep 2011

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. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

97120 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. 
Dec 2015

109740 mi

C $45
Replaced the tensioner pulley for the alternator belt (was beginning to make a squealing sound) 
Kia Sorento in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2016
Mar 2011

127000 mi

US $215
Replaced both flex pipes in the exhaust. Removed and welded in new flex pipes. 
Sep 2011

139000 mi

US $800
Check Engine Light. Purge valve needed replaced. Leaking hose in vapor recovery system repaired 
Oct 2012

160800 mi

US $2100
Leak in the gas tank at a seam 
Nov 2014

197600 mi

US $240
Coolant leaking from hose at rear of engine compartment 
Oct 2015

211500 mi

US $160
Radiator and upper hose replaced 
Kia Sorento in South Africa
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

50530 mi
Propshaft repair 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Oct 2013

90200 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. 
Feb 2014

91000 mi
Crankcase sensor failed. Purchased new to be installed shortly. 
Apr 2014

91500 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 
Jul 2015

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. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

43400 mi

C $800
vehicle was brought in as air conditioning was not blowing cold air. A/C was repaired..warranty.  Tech noticed oil leak on steering rack..replaced..warranty.  Drivers seat belt not retracting everytime...replaced..warranty. Good dealer! 
Kia Sorento in South Africa
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Nov 2010

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 
Kia Sorento in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

108000 mi

US $300
Replace a/c compressor 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

91760 mi

C $600
Both front wheel bearings replaced. LF had been replaced 2 years earlier. 

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2005 Kia Sorento 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

79600 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. 
Mar 2015

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

Kia Sorento in South Australia, Australia
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

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

Kia Sorento in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

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

Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2011

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

Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

102000 mi

US $268
Complete belt change out. 
Kia Sorento in Northern Territory, Australia
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

77500 mi

A $400
power steering fails to "power" 
Dec 2009

79360 mi
Clutch pedal gets very low - enagagement point inconsistent - like fade. 
Apr 2010

85240 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. 
Kia Sorento in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

74000 mi

US $90
4 wheel drive kept trying to engage during transit. Couldn't afford new chip. Had them disconnect fuse to 4x4. Now a two wheel rear drive. 
May 2010

80000 mi

US $500
New transfer case 
Jun 2010

81000 mi

US $500
Front Wheel Bearings 
Aug 2010

82000 mi

US $32
Installed new overflow reservoir 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

140000 mi
rear wiper ran even with car off, had to disconnect a wire to make it stop. never repaired. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Ghana
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

50520 mi
Front shocks replaced. 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
Oct 2011

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. 
Nov 2011

89000 mi

US $541
took vehicle to mechanic and they replaced the crankshaft position sensor 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

166000 mi

US $50
Burning smell coming from engine compartment. Seemed as though coolant smell was also evident. Found burning insulation near exhaust manifold. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2014
Sep 2011

121000 mi

US $360
Had to replace radiator. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

82800 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. 
Jul 2011

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. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in California, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2012

127000 mi

US $400
a hose keeps failing out or not staying 
Dec 2012

127000 mi
engine blew up 
Kia Sorento in Idaho, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

68900 mi

US $90
the fuse for the fuel pump burned out and was replaced 
Kia Sorento in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

74000 mi

US $386
steering rack was replaced leaking y pipe was cracked 
Oct 2011

73500 mi

US $100
seat belt sensor bad will need a new set of belts dash light stays on. have not had work done yet, too expensive. seat belt sensor bad will need a new set of belts dash light stays on. have not had work done yet. 
Dec 2011

75000 mi
steering rack replaced, $100 diagnostic and $100 deductible evac system interior light sensor shot. 
Jan 2012

75800 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

Kia Sorento in South Australia, Australia
Dec 2011 - Jul 2016
Jan 2012

111360 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 
Feb 2012

112260 mi

A $1865
Used car dealer paid 4000 for replacement 2nd hand engine and I paid the rest 
Feb 2014

148780 mi

A $4800
Big end bearing. Replaced engine with reconditioned one 
Sep 2014

153760 mi

A $400
Front right wheel bearing 
Feb 2015

155900 mi

A $3020
Harmonic balancer bolt came loose number of items damaged, three ignition coils and all leads replaced. 
Kia Sorento in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

88300 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. 
May 2012

88600 mi

US $4500
Coolant overflow canister cracked again. Just replaced a year ago by Kia dealer. 
Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
Mar 2011

83000 mi

US $377
replaceed y pipe and gaskets 
Apr 2011

85674 mi

US $100
fuel tank leaked and sending unit rusted Replaced fuel tank and fuel sending unit 
Apr 2012

125700 mi

US $50
Replace left wheel bearing 
Feb 2013

146500 mi

US $50
Front exhaust y pipe flex section removed and replaced. 
Mar 2013

148000 mi

US $450
replaced upper left control arm, bad ball joint, replace front struts and rear shocks 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2014
Jan 2009

50000 mi
Power steering hose replaced, leaking. 
Jun 2010

73000 mi
Adjusted liftgate latch to eliminate rattle over bumps. The rear passenger door weather seal had to be re-glued to the body.  
Oct 2011

85500 mi

US $100
heater hose leak 
Aug 2013

109300 mi

US $500
Radiator tank split Pass side ball joint loose, made creaking sounds. replaced ball joint. 
Dec 2013

111000 mi
A/C Compressor has failed. 
Dec 2014

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. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2009

78120 mi

C $325
replace external transmission hose/line. 
Mar 2010

81220 mi

C $370
replaced coolant reservoir (cracked) 
Apr 2011

90520 mi

C $350
rusted brake lines 
May 2011

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. 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

46500 mi

C $800
RH outer CV Joint Bearings shot. They could not get it apart, b/c of rust in outer spline. Had RF Drivetrain replaced. used. I took old unit home and inspected. found no sign of attempt to dissassemble with a little heat I got it apart. 
Kia Sorento in South Africa
Oct 2011 - Mar 2015
Nov 2011

120280 mi

R 1000
Replaced Clutch Slave Cylinder 
Mar 2014

134540 mi

R 22000
Repair injectors and wiring harness  Engine big end bearing failure 
Feb 2015

143080 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. 
Kia Sorento in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

90000 mi

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

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2003 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

Kia Sorento in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

106000 mi

US $400
CAR RETURNED TO FACTORY FOR AIR BAG DEFECTS IDIOT LIGHT COMES ON. WHEN CAR WAS PURCHASED THE LIGHT WAS OFF BUT SINCE A YEAR IT HAS BEEN ON. KIA REPS WILL DO NOTHING EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FACTORY FIXED,KIA DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR WORK 
Kia Sorento in Kansas, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

102000 mi

US $800
The universal joint went out and there is no replacement offered by Kia so I was forced to have the entire driveshaft replaced. This is rediculous to have to replace the entire driveshaft due to a small universal joint. 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

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. 
Kia Sorento in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

71000 mi

US $550
Headliner was coming down and a new one had to be ordered for replacement. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

44000 mi

US $950
Crankshaft sensor failed. Replaced by dealer. Timing belt replaced at same time as preventative measure. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in Philippines
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

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. 
Jun 2013

42160 mi
Aircon thermostat fixed 
Apr 2014

48560 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. 
Sep 2014

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. 
Nov 2015

54840 mi
Replacement of rear door stays. 
Jan 2016

55480 mi
Refitting of receptacle of rear plate light. Resetting of mechanical thermostat of cabin air conditioning to minimum. 
Feb 2016

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). 
Mar 2016

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? 
Jun 2016

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? 
Sep 2016

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 
Feb 2018

68820 mi

$1700
Removal of fuel pump assembly. Draining fuel. Cleaning of tank. Removing black gelatin-like residues (about 1 cup) inside the pump assembly. Blowing fuel lines clear. Replaced with clean diesel and a new fuel filter. CHECK ENGINE sign off and no more fuel starve stops. 
Apr 2018

70060 mi

$1000
removal, cleaning re-installation of exhaust gas recirculation valve. 
Jun 2018

70680 mi

$5000
clutch master cylinder leak, despite replacement of rubber cups. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sorento in France
Jun 2011 - Jul 2018
Jul 2011

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 
Aug 2011

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 
Nov 2011

74900 mi
needed new alternator 
Sep 2012

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 
Jun 2013

86180 mi

€140
I had to replace the header tank 
Oct 2013

88340 mi

€900
failed MOT needed new bearing + hub passenger side same as 2011 drivers side 
Dec 2014

97340 mi

€800
new shock absorbers and stabilizer 
Sep 2015

100440 mi

€550
Driver side wheel hub and bearing replaced four year before 
Mar 2017

111600 mi

€250
fuel blockage. I think it was a new filter plus something to do with the sensors it kept stopping every 100 metres. 
Jul 2018

119660 mi

€841
The car would not start I thourght it was the immo, the car was taken to main dealer 60 kilometres away, the had to replace the starter motor after after having the car for 9 Days the service was very slow 
Kia Sorento in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

144000 mi

US $250
Front driveshaft shot 
Kia Sorento in Malaysia
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

94240 mi

$800
water coolant overflow when the engine getting hot but temperature meter is below half level 
Aug 2014

101000 mi

$4035
WATER COME OUT FROM COOLING TANK 
Mar 2015

108500 mi
top overhaul 
Jun 2015

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

Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

275000 mi

US $200
Entire windshield wiper assembly replaced. 
Nov 2015

291100 mi

US $250
Alternator replaced. 
Dec 2016

304000 mi

US $550
Valve cover and manifold gaskets. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2011
Jul 2010

113500 mi

US $50
O rings at both ends of suction hose right off the A/C compressor 
Feb 2011

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. 
Apr 2011

118000 mi

US $10
P/S idler pulley was noisy. Bought new bearing and replaced by pressing out old and pressing in new. 
Jul 2011

118300 mi

US $10
A/C idler pulley was noisy. Bought new bearing and replaced by pressing out old and pressing in new. Outcome: Repaired 
Sep 2011

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. 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

118000 mi

US $454
back u-joint needed to be replaced - was in bad shape 
Kia Sorento in South Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2012
Jul 2010

86000 mi

US $470
ac clutch bad,complete compressor kit on order 
Nov 2012

107900 mi

US $409
overhaul and balance drive shaft 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

119000 mi

£75
Handbrake cable snapped, was not cheap for the link cable either! 
Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

145000 mi
Clean fuel tank 
Kia Sorento in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

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

Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2011
May 2009

63000 mi
Over drive off switch failed. Was not properly repaired. 
Jun 2009

65000 mi

US $140
Over drive switch replaced. 
Aug 2009

67500 mi

US $100
Recharge air conditioning. 
Kia Sorento in Great Britain
Apr 2009 - Dec 2013
Sep 2011

75000 mi

£95
Exhaust front pipe flexible blown.replacement welded in by exhaust specialist. 
May 2013

99000 mi
Cracked/broken offside exhaust manifold.New manifold and heat shield fitted. 
Jul 2013

100500 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. 
Oct 2013

101300 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. 
Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2015
Mar 2009

115000 mi
Front transfer case replacement, estimate for repair $4K....and coolant leak....est for repair $500 didnt repair due to cost, needed new front transfer case, part $3200 plus labor, also needed a coolant connector replace, labor 5 hours, again didnt repair due to cost, vehicle donated 
Sep 2009

115000 mi

US $1500
front differential rebuilt, two new tires and battery required to pass state inspection 
Aug 2013

205000 mi

US $450
Replacement right rear wheel bearing and hub. 
Mar 2014

230000 mi

US $150
Exhaust system repair 
Jan 2015

178000 mi
Front differential no longer engaging. Needed a new A/C compressor. 
Kia Sorento in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2018
Jun 2009

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! 
Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2012
May 2006

35000 mi

US $450
Aftermarket shocks and struts fitted OME (Australia) brand. Much better ride and handling after they were fitted - recommended 
Feb 2009

61000 mi

US $770
timing belt replacement, front differential serviced - shudder from front end when turning. front brakes replaced and rotors surfaced 
Mar 2009

31000 mi

US $1550
Front axle (AWD)bind up when cornering. Axle lubed - seemed to fix problem. 60K service performed at same time also new timing belt.2 weeks after the visit noticed they had drained the AC (both caps missing) - $200 to refill AC - I'm pissed with dealer. Discovered dealer had drained AC (both caps missing) during the 60K service. 2 weeks until hot weather to discover Never taking car back there again. Paid $200 to a repair shop to test cooling system (OK) and refill with fluid. Never going back to Kia. 
Jun 2009

62000 mi

US $320
Both headlights have badly darkened lenses purchased new headlights with clear lenses 
Jul 2009

63000 mi

US $290
Replaced both headlights because the headlight lenses had fogged badly. UV maybe? New headlights make the car see better at night and improve the look of the vehicle to like new. 
Nov 2009

66000 mi

US $18
fluid burning smell a month ago - cold weather onset. No visible leaks, found Power steering reservoir was very low. Added Lucas leak sealer fluid. Keeping an eye on the situation. won't go back to Kia dealer as they were incompetent on last repair 
Jun 2011

78000 mi

US $125
Power steering system was leaking badly - had to fill the reservoir every day. Mechanic found the low pressure return hose was leaking and replaced it. 
Oct 2011

78000 mi

US $740
Power steering hose developed a leak again after a couple months. Dealer replaced hoses and refilled power steering system. Steering wheel now crooked - not level when driving straight - and loose. 
Mar 2012

81000 mi
Leaking again - dealer unable to fix the probelm - traded the car for a 2012 Sportage 
Kia Sorento in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

C $350
Faulty TCCU (transfer case control module), ground open EMC (electro-magnetic clutch). $1,500 + $1,600 to fix at dealer, not worth it given age and miles. 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jan 2013
Jun 2009

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 
Dec 2009

90520 mi

C $300
had to replace stabalizer arms front and rear. 
Sep 2010

96100 mi

C $500
had to replace upper ball joints, left wheel hub assembly, outer tie rod ends. 
Mar 2011

97340 mi

C $450
Crank sensor went and left me stranded 
Nov 2011

108500 mi

C $220
Blower Transistor resistor, fans would not turn off. 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - Feb 2010
Dec 2009

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. 
Jan 2010

87420 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. 
Kia Sorento in New Brunswick, Canada
Dec 2010 - May 2012
Jan 2011

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. 
Jul 2011

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

Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

70000 mi

US $300
Replaced radiator, hoses, gaskets and cap 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Apr 2013
Mar 2009

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. 
Sep 2011

93000 mi

C $800
plastic heater hose section broke exhast hanger rusted and caused the y pipe to flex and crack - replaced 
Dec 2011

93000 mi

C $600
Change plugs change out 1 coil rad flush 
Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

117800 mi

C $498
cam angle sensor 
Kia Sorento in British Columbia, Canada
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

131440 mi

C $350
Compressor was seized. 
Kia Sorento in Colorado, United States
Apr 2005 - Jun 2013
Jul 2005

35000 mi
Warranty replacement of front differential. Symptom was small oil leak and hot oil odor from oil hitting exhaust pipe. Could not get info about cause or frequency of this problem from dealer. Have since reached over 88K miles with no other problems. 
May 2006

48400 mi
Warranty replacement of gas cap. Symptom: Check Engine light came on after brief engine stumble. Next morning it ran very roughly then normally after a restart. Code scan indicated a small emissions system problem. Dealer said tighten gas cap correctly. 
Feb 2010

110000 mi

US $130
Code indicating emission problem for sensors Bank 1 & 2. Owner decided Catalytic Converter needed replacement.  Head light bulbs also replaced 
Jun 2013

144000 mi
Airbag warning light on. No diagnosis, no repair. 
Kia Sorento in Georgia, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2010
Jun 2009

127000 mi
 
Mar 2010

139000 mi

US $870
 
Kia Sorento in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

119600 mi

US $525
The air conditioning compressor was bad. 
Feb 2014

152900 mi

US $1100
replaced the part that tells the transmission when to shift. 
Dec 2014

167000 mi

US $83
Spark plugs 
Mar 2016

189000 mi

US $40
Both sway bar links were broken. I replaced them. 
Dec 2017

225000 mi

US $190
Front brake pads were bad. 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Kia Sorento in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

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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