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#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.
#2124 of 2153 2004 Sorento Squeak - Please identify part
Jul 09, 2012 (11:33 am)
I developed a squeak when driving bumpy road. Narrowed it down to this part.... [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/photourh.jpg/]
Looking into the driver side rear wheel well. Please, someone tell me what this is called so I can get it fixed pronto!
#2125 of 2153 kia sorento 2007 4x4 problem
Aug 01, 2012 (4:21 am)
I will try to be brief:
it has 93k miles. I changed the engine's rear seal (between transmission case and the engine) cuz it was leaking. It has been two months and did not drop one drop after that. After that, I decided to clean the transmission and the engine from the oil left by the leaking. However, after a week, I wanted to engage the 4x4 to HI and LOW but it did not work. It only flashes but your do not hear the engage click at all. My mechanic removed and cleaned all the plugs related to the transmission thinking that maybe wated got in there and caused the problem. Nothing happened. After that the ABS and the ESC lights came on.
I took it to be scanned by computer, diagnose says it is the rear left ABS sensor. My mechanic who replaced the rear seal said it was the ABS sensor that is affecting the 4x4. Anyways, I replaced the sensor last night and ABS light is off, which is cool cuz ABS is functioning normal now. However, when I put the knob on 4x4 HI, ESC light comes on for 5 seconds and then it goes away but the 4x4 doesnt work. What the heck is this?
#2126 of 2153 Re: kia sorento 2007 4x4 problem [jabermazzida81]
Aug 01, 2012 (10:29 am)
What have you tried so far? I ran into a similar issue with a Jeep Liberty and trying to engage the 4x4. I had disconnected the battery just simply to check for other things wrong with the truck, when I reconnected the battery I guess the computer reset and the 4x4 was fine after that.