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#2110 of 2164 Locking in 4-wheel drive and down hill
Feb 04, 2012 (10:05 am)
2012 Kia sorento LX AWD. I was driving in the snow a while back and I engaged the 4-wheel drive. I started down a hill and thought I would also try the down hill assist. It made a grinding sound as I went down the hill so I stoped the down hill assist and it stopped. Since then tho, the car seems to be getting worst gas millage, around 16mpg. My wife does drive mostly city miles. I was wondering if this could just be the car breaking it self in, since it onlt has 1400 miles, and this is the gas milage we should be getting or did I break something or mess something up?
#2111 of 2164 Re: fueling [cheryl05]
Feb 04, 2012 (4:48 pm)
it is a voluntary service campaign.
Letter dated Jan 24.
Why is Kia conducting this service campaign?
The service campaign is related to the air filter situated near your fuel tank. Over time, the fuel tank air filter accumulates dirt, which can restrict airflow. If the fuel tank air filter is not replaced during regular maintenance the restriction of air flow will eventually reach the point where your vehicle may experience fueling difficulties, such as fuel backflow from the fuel filter neck when refueling the vehicle.
What will Kia do?
Kia will replace your vehicle's fuel tank air filter one time, at no cost to you.
The letter also recommends that once the fuel clicks off not to continue pumping gas.
If you have any questions or problems with dealers not responding to your service request call Kia's Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-333-4542 or through the owner's section of www.kia.com.
Letter is signed - Consumer Affairs Department.
So it appears the numerous complaints caused Kia to acknowledge an issue when refueling and make an attempt to correct it.
Hope this helps peeps who still have the issue. Maybe if I knew this was coming I would have kept my Sorento. Nah - fuel economy was horrible.
#2112 of 2164 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died
Feb 05, 2012 (2:26 pm)
I have a 2006 Sorento. Recently replaced the battery in the key fob. Now it won't open the locks. The battery is the correct size the red light flashes, but nothing. Not a huge issue, but we get spoiled. trying desperately not to take it to the dealership and drop a hundred bucks on it. Anybody else had this happen?
#2113 of 2164 Re: Locking in 4-wheel drive and down hill [kenken48]
Feb 05, 2012 (3:00 pm)
What the KIA dealer forgot to mention is that you can't engage the down hill assist while in motion. You have to stop the car (recommended before your down-hill excursion), engage the assist, then go.
You didn't break anything. The 16 MPG will appear if you turn off ECO Mode, change, or reset something. You will see the mpg go up after a couple fill-ups or more driving.
#2114 of 2164 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [rizard]
Feb 05, 2012 (3:04 pm)
Open the fob again, make sure the battery is all the way down in the the holder and that the flat side with all the inscription is face up. It's annoying, I know, but if the battery pops out slightly, it won't work.
These fobs don't seem like other makers that when you put the battery in, there is something to keep pressure on it or lock it in place.
#2115 of 2164 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [esmith1172]
Feb 09, 2012 (7:37 am)
I popped it open again and its locked in place. I understand with all the problems in the world, I should be embarrassed to even be posting this. I bought this car used about a year ago without reading anything about them on the internet. Now I am not so sure I would buy it again. They appear to be an electrical nightmare. I have replaced the right rear brake light bulb twice in the last 2 months. Only 1 out of the 3 cigarette lighters in the car works. I had into the Kia dealer recently for some work and did pay to have the dome light fixed. All on a 6 year old car? Oh well, i was out of work and the car was cheap. now i know why .
#2116 of 2164 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [rizard]
Feb 09, 2012 (9:56 am)
Check your fuses.
If your c-lighters aren't working, then something blew. Could also be reason why the fob isn't opening the doors. When bulbs blow often, could be as a result of what is sometimes referred to as an open circuit. You could also have a bad ground or open (frayed) wire either hitting the chasis or bare metal causing a short.
I don't remember the if there are fuses under the hood as well as in the dash, but, you will have to check them all. I am hoping it's one of the simple 5AMP ones. Some of the bigger fuses can run up to $35 in some cars.
I worked with a mechanic that had a bulb-blowing issue in one of his cars, If I remember correctly, he installed another fuse in the line that was having the issue rather then spending the time tracing the problem and it seemed to work fine. I have never done this. But the total cost of the do-it-yourself repair, about $10-$20 as opposed to a mechanic find the issue which could be $250 (labor/parts - but, mostly labor)
#2117 of 2164 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [rizard]
Feb 09, 2012 (10:09 am)
Sorry, a couple more things to mention is to make sure that your fuses are the correct amps based on the owner's manual. If any of them are higher than what is supposed to be there, it could cause major problems, and need to be replaced with owner's manual spec amps/fuses.
And, I highly recommend only using OEM bulbs. If you are getting bulbs off ebay and/or different brand than what is being used by the manufacturer, that could cause them to blow as well.
Some bulbs are made with inferrior quality and all they will tell you is "will work with..." or "is compatible with..."
#2118 of 2164 Re: fueling [mikewallace1]
Feb 15, 2012 (4:59 pm)
COuld you please email me the letter or the service number they sent that shows what the recall service number is etc. Is this suppose to help with tanks that read wrong. My roomate bought a kia sorento last year from a local dealer and it worked fine for a few months then the fuel gauge started reading a quarter of a tank no matter how much was put in it. Need to see if this recall is related to their issue because last time we called Kia they wanted to say the car was over the 10 year 100000 mile warranty that would have helped fix the issue. Sorry forgot to but my email address in the message leegarner1975gmail.com
#2119 of 2164 Re: Hitting 10K and Getting Some Problems [mcoyle]
Mar 12, 2012 (5:15 pm)
I have a 2005 with what sounds like the same vibration. I wondered if you ever got it resolved?