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#2061 of 2164 Re: Kia Sorento problems [crissyg]
May 26, 2011 (11:19 pm)
I also have a 2011 Kia Sorento and I had to take it in last Friday (May 20th, 2011) because of a defective sensor for the rear parking assist. They replaced the sensor but the problem was still not solved, they replaced the harness still with no luck, then they replaced the electric module? which they say controls all of the sensors and that still didnt work. At this time they told me they had never seen this and that my vehicle will have to be rewired from back to front. I was pretty angry considering its a brand new car. I told them to keep trying other ways so finally they decided to try and replace all four of the sensors and it worked! I got my car back yesterday (May 26th, 2011) and was happy. Today I leave for work and as I go to put the car in reverse the vehicle makes a loud bang and jerks! I couldn't believe this, so I called Kia back and told them what had just happened and they said that they had heard of this happening and that my computer needs to be reset. I dont know whether to believe them or not because in my opinion there must be something wrong with the transmission in order for that to happen. Is this rebooting of a computer the answer to this problem or will my entire transmission have to be replaced? I am reading about horror stories everywhere online about 2011 Kia Sorentos having to have transmissions replaced if not once but sometimes 2 or 3 times. This is ridiculous and I as a consumer should not have to deal with such things. My car only has 8,500 km on it, its new, the reason I purchased it was so I wouldn't have to be in the garage all the time but Ive pretty much spent the last 2 weeks there. Kia has to realize that they made a huge mistake by rushing an unfinished product out the door and they need to compensate their customers.
#2062 of 2164 Front end shake over 60 mph?
Jun 21, 2011 (9:47 am)
I have a 04 lx 4x4. it's got 47K miles. Recently there's a shake you can feel in the steering wheel and the floor. Starts at 63mph roughly. Had alignment, new tires, rebalancing, new end links. Still shakes. It's really ticking me off now. Dealer hasn't a clue. The shop that did the other work is just guessing, and that tend to add up. Anyone have ideas? I would rather do the work myself, but running out ideas. Rotors, cv, ???
#2063 of 2164 Re: Drive Train vibration [craigh]
Jun 23, 2011 (3:46 am)
hi i have had the same problem my dealer sorted the cruise control it was a wiring loom recall that need to replace a broken wire. stops heavy power steering and surging cruise control.
the transmission is probably the transfer case oil need to be replaced easy fix but a bit fiddley.
#2064 of 2164 Re: check engine light '04 sorento lx [brucey1]
Jul 01, 2011 (3:45 pm)
i had some what of the same problem with my 04 serento i smoked the motor and found a vacuum hose off on the drivers side up in the front put hose back on and no more problem
#2065 of 2164 noise on slow tight turns
Jul 01, 2011 (3:54 pm)
when i make slow tight turns my serento makes a growling noise and mainly rear tires makes a barking noise i have replaced rear end drained and refilled front and rear ends transfer case tranny fluied and refilled all. if i unplug transfer case ele. connecter noise goes away i am thinking it is clutch in transfer case any other ideas
#2066 of 2164 Re: to elfsprite33 [moni2]
Jul 12, 2011 (12:27 pm)
Hey, sorry it has taken me so long to get back...I did file a complaint today with the NHTSA. My Sorento has continued to have the ESC off problem since January. It is not frequent, but does happen from time to time. I have not been back to the dealership to fix this problem, although I don't really think they know what the problem is or can fix it. I have also read on another site that I should have the accelerator sensor replaced. I am making an appointment for the end of the month so I'll post what I find out. Cross your fingers!
#2067 of 2164 2011 Kia Sorento with Engine Coolant & Oil Mixing
Jul 13, 2011 (10:28 am)
I have a 2011 Kia Sorento with 20K miles. Recently, after leaving an event for 1 hour, we came out to see our Sorento with what looked like gold and brown "oil" down under the front right tire. We called Kia for roadside assistance, and while they could tow the car, they could not carry my family of four (nor garantee a vehicle for us) to the dealership with the car. We slowly got it to a dealer on our own, where it has now been for nearly 2 weeks and they "still do not know what is wrong with it". They just got permission from Kia to take the engine a part to look for the problem. All they can say is the the Engine Coolant is contaiminated with oil, but they don't know how.
Needless to say, I am concerned. This is after a recent oil change. After the recall work... Any ideas on what the issue is and have you seen it before?
#2068 of 2164 Re: Transfer Case Problem? [lok888]
Jul 23, 2011 (10:19 am)
Does anyone know the problem with a 2004 kia sorento,
drives fine going straight but when make turns feels like the
back wheels are locking up.
Dealer has replaced rear differential, clutch pack assy, and
still is doing the same problem
Please any help!!
#2069 of 2164 Re: ESC OFF problem 2008 Kia Sorento [elfsprite33]
Aug 10, 2011 (4:13 am)
I also have a 2008 Kia Sorento that we purchased a month ago with 34k miles on it. We also started having the esc off/check engine problem while on a road trip. It happened 10 times in 2 days, but unfortunately we were in the middle of no where when it started happening and had to wait till we got home. Have there been any recalls for this? Seems to be a common occurrence with this model?
#2070 of 2164 Re: Kia Sorento 2011 xm Air conditioning compressor problem [tskeu]
Aug 10, 2011 (5:03 am)
Hi tskeu, I am interested to get Sorento 2011 in Malaysia. After seeing so many negative feedback of this car from this website, just wonder do you also faced the similiar problem? I can't really find forum about Sorento 2011 in Malaysia until saw your post over here. Appreciate to hear your sharing...Many thanks.