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#2086 of 2164 Re: Kia Sorento 2011 xm Air conditioning compressor problem [tskeu]
Oct 10, 2011 (7:53 am)
I am having a similar problem, I bought mine a year ago (in US), and over the past few months when I start the car, I hear a big thud as if the compressor is trying to kick in as soon as the car starts. It's annoying as anything. I also noticed that the last time I brought my sorento in and they did a computer update, I think the update reduced the transmission pressure or something because it seems like I don't have the same power as when I first bought it (it's 2011 - V6 LX AWD and only has 8,800 miles)...I am interested to know how you did with your problem.
#2087 of 2164 2011 KIA Sorento Cruise Control Issue
Oct 19, 2011 (6:03 pm)
I bought a new 2011 KIA Sorento LX (6A/4-I) in March 2010 and I now have 54,000 miles on it. I'm very happy with my Sorento except for one problem. The cruise control will not set properly all of the time. I turn the cruise control on, get to the speed I want and press the Set button down but some times nothing happens. When this happens, I have to press the Cancel button and then press the Set button down and the cruise control will then set. Also, pressing the SET (-) button down to reduce speed once the cruise control is set will some times cut the cruise control off. The Cruise light does not go off but the Set light does go off, and you then have to reset the speed. My dealer says they cannot duplicate my problem and cannot fix it until it completely breaks. I truly appreciate any help that anyone can give me. Thanks
#2088 of 2164 Re: 2011 KIA Sorento Cruise Control Issue [hsasser]
Oct 20, 2011 (4:31 am)
I am familiar with this. This could be as easy as a short in the connection to the cruise control, whereas the cable could have come loose in the engine. I have seen this happen a lot of times with different vehicles especially after work is done.
The KIA dealership/service is responsible for this under warranty, regardless of where the problem is.
#2089 of 2164 Re: 2011 KIA Sorento Cruise Control Issue [esmith1172]
Oct 20, 2011 (1:37 pm)
Thanks for the info. Please let me know if you find out more information on this issue.
#2090 of 2164 Re: Kia Sorento 2011 xm Air conditioning compressor problem [esmith1172]
Nov 12, 2011 (5:17 am)
That's kind of odd! I also bought my Kia sorento 2011 on 11/30/2010 , manufactured date on my kia is 07/2010. The front AC just blows air only, not cold. I have to turn the rear AC button to get cold air. Then I got a voluntary recall from KIA about the boots. So took it into the dealer, replaced the boot protection, and then this time, I noticed the "thug" noise when the compressor starts. MY hearing is excellent so I can detect slightest noise that is not there before. So I took it to the service center again, and I was told a piece of hose was not properly attached. But this time the AC issues is still not fixed. My car has only 3600 miles on it, and bought the car brand new!
#2091 of 2164 Re: Kia Sorento 2011 xm Air conditioning compressor problem [1greatscott]
Nov 15, 2011 (9:02 am)
Well, not sure if this is a 100% cure to the thud, but, what I found out is that prior to the "thud" noise, I brought my Sorento in for oil change and during the process they did a systme update to the computer.
This update changed the transmission pressure. When I brought it back, they did a "reset" I guess back to the original specs (prior to update) and now the "thud" is gone.
Also, the Sorento apparently has a feature where is learns how you drive. I didn't full understand when the mechanic was explaining how it works, but, I am guessing that it increases and decreases trans pressure based on this "learned drive" system which may mean a reset on the cpu every so often.
#2092 of 2164 Re: ESC OFF and Check Engine Light Problem Fixed [elfsprite33]
Dec 01, 2011 (10:35 am)
have problem with ESC OFF light staying on I took it to the Kia dealership nearby and had them read the code since auto zone could not. They came up with a code of C1627 which translates to poor signal within the transfer case motor and offered to fix for only $680.00. I think with all that I have read on this forum that they may be guessing. Did you finally get your light to go out?
#2093 of 2164 Re: 2012 kia lemon [dianagold73]
Dec 02, 2011 (6:41 am)
Your car is being miss-diagnosed. Unfortunately as with any product out there, the risk of problems exists. I don't think your car is a lemon. I believe the original diagnosis about a missfire was correct. Which is usually electrical. Could be a bad coil pack, bad spark plugs. In this case it sounds similar, with stalling and shaking at stops, bad coil packs. It is covered under warranty. Don't go outside of the dealer to fix, if they replace all the coil packs, as a precaution if they can't get a code to define which one, could cost to upwards of $1000+ total.
I hope you were able to resolve this issue.
Dec 27, 2011 (9:33 am)
Has any else had issues when fueling this vehicle? After a few dollars are pumped the gas sprays back out and gets you covered in gas. It takes 20 minutes to slowly pump gas to eliminate this from happening.
This started happening 2 months ago. Mileage was under 70k.
Here is a thread about it but it is from 2011...
#2095 of 2164 Re: 03 Kia Sorento-- Transfer Case, need clutch parts but can't find??? [phatcatt77]
Dec 30, 2011 (11:42 am)
What was the final fix ? Mine is the same problem it was clunking every time i was in the snow or towing or just give it gas.I had to drive like a old lady to not have it clunk on me. the W/O demand Transfer cases are cheap and all over the TOD version is hard to find. what did if finally cost ?