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#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 $1000+ total.
I hope you were able to resolve this issue.
Dec 27, 2011 (9:33 am)
Has any else had issues when fueling this vehicle? After a few dollars are pumped the gas sprays back out and gets you covered in gas. It takes 20 minutes to slowly pump gas to eliminate this from happening.
This started happening 2 months ago. Mileage was under 70k.
Here is a thread about it but it is from 2011...
#2095 of 2164 Re: 03 Kia Sorento-- Transfer Case, need clutch parts but can't find??? [phatcatt77]
Dec 30, 2011 (11:42 am)
What was the final fix ? Mine is the same problem it was clunking every time i was in the snow or towing or just give it gas.I had to drive like a old lady to not have it clunk on me. the W/O demand Transfer cases are cheap and all over the TOD version is hard to find. what did if finally cost ?
Jan 24, 2012 (7:29 am)
For all of you people thinking of buying a Kia, READ THIS. Bought a brand new 2012 Kia Sorento, not a demo, right out of the show room. At 800 km head gasket had to be re-placed. At 1500 km, oil pan seal had to be replaced. At 2000 km engine block had to be replaced. After arguing days with Kia Longueuil and Kia Canada we got them to replace the entire motor instead of re-building my engine. KIA CANADA DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT AT ALL! We requested to have the vehicle changed for a new one from the minute we started having these problems and was told no BUT we will get free oil change. My truck that I paid over 40,000$ for a new vehicle experience has been ruined by Kia Canada. I am now stuck with a hunk of junk . For my loss of time out of the office, anxiety and fear my truck will break down, Kia Canada offered me a free oil change. If I ever sell or trade in my truck..which I will be doing, what do I say when I am asked if any major repairs have been done to the vehicle??
To my surprise Kia doesnít stand behind their product. Too bad we do not have a lemon law in Canada. I would Never buy a Kia again!!!! If you research Kia Sorento, I am not the only person to have major problems with the vehicle OR Kia Canada.
DONíT BUY A KIA!!
#2097 of 2164 After market Nvigation
Jan 25, 2012 (6:57 am)
Has anyone installed an after market in-dash navigation unit in their Sorento? If so, are you satisfied and can you provide details. Thanks.
#2098 of 2164 Re: After market Nvigation [cmuniz]
Jan 25, 2012 (12:53 pm)
I haven't installed one, but, did a lot of research. Check out www.crutchfield.com
Best site to go to for prices/warranty/info...
I found it to be better to just buy a garmin or tomtom (preferrably garmin). The in-dash items are pricey and higher quality than the standard stereo that comes with the Sorento. Also you would have to upgrade your speakers otherwise the quality of sound won't be so great.
If price doesn't matter than definitely check out the web site I listed.
#2099 of 2164 Re: After market Nvigation [esmith1172]
Jan 26, 2012 (10:42 am)
Thanks...my 2012 EX has the Kia nav system, but I don't like the screen. It is very hard to see in bright sunlight and almost impossible to see if you wear sunglasses while driving. I thought that I would be able to replace it with an aftermarket unit (Kenwood or JVC) and keep all the rest of the functionality such as back-up camera, Sirius radio and steering wheel controls. However, I'm told that none of the after market units are compatible with the Kia electronics so that I would also have to buy a new camera, add a new sirius radio and buy another harness adapter to be able to use the steering wheel controls. By the time it's all done I'll be spending more than $1,500 including installation with no guarantees that it will all work as I want it to. I just wanted to verify all this with an existing Sorento owner. I'll probably do nothing or just buy a portable Garmin like you suggest to use when I can't see the Kia screen.