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#2114 of 2153 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [rizard]
Feb 05, 2012 (4:04 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 2153 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [esmith1172]
Feb 09, 2012 (8:37 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 2153 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [rizard]
Feb 09, 2012 (10:56 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 2153 Re: 2006 Sorento Keyless Entry Died [rizard]
Feb 09, 2012 (11:09 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 2153 Re: fueling [mikewallace1]
Feb 15, 2012 (5:59 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 2153 Re: Hitting 10K and Getting Some Problems [mcoyle]
Mar 12, 2012 (6:15 pm)
I have a 2005 with what sounds like the same vibration. I wondered if you ever got it resolved?
#2120 of 2153 Re: High Speed Noise / Vibration [bbisaillon]
Mar 12, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Having similar problems and curious if they ever got you fixed?
#2121 of 2153 Re: Hitting 10K and Getting Some Problems [mcoyle]
Mar 13, 2012 (8:11 am)
FIRST AND FOREMOST: Your vehicle should still be under warranty (assuming it is as least a 2008 or greater (I don't remember when they switched to 5/10 year warranty), so they should cover all problems.
The leather seat issue could be as a result of the leather being put in after the dealer received the vehicle. I am not sure if you had the leather put in after the fact by the dealer, or, that was one of the elements the dealer offered.
A lot of times the leather seats do not come from the factory, the dealer will take it to a local shop they contract with and what you get are vinyl seats covered with leather, which usually ups the price $1500 - $1800.
The hatch issue may come as a result of the rear lock sticking. You will probably experience the door feeling like it unlocked and you will get some release from the door only to hear and feel it snag when you pull the handle.
Three things could have happened:
1. The cable attached to unlock the door became slightly extended (meaning loose)
2. The locking mechanism is not opening fully causing you to click the remote a few times to release.
3. The handle on the hatch to open the door is not disconnecting the lock properly.
Numbers 2 and 3 can be fixed possibly with some WD-40 (only use a little) - and that is if you can hit the locking mechanism accurately - also, this might have to be repeated through the life of the vehicle.
When the vehicle is bought new, they put a grease on the mechanisms which wear off over time.
If using WD-40 doesn't work, then it sounds like a dealer fix. Could be an issue with the lock, handle, or cable.
I recommend using the wd-40 solution first. If it works, then you just have to deal with the inconvenience of doing it a few more times throughout the year as opposed to a trip to the dealer.
#2122 of 2153 Any 2012 users with any issues
May 30, 2012 (7:05 am)
I was wondering if anyone has a 2012 KIA Sorento and if they have had any major issues yet?
#2123 of 2153 Re: Any 2012 users with any issues [vickster77]
May 30, 2012 (9:16 am)
I have 2012 EX with 4700 miles. Purchased in November. No problems minor or major so far. Great car with great mileage.