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#1 of 77 Noise under front driver side tire well
Nov 09, 2006 (8:29 pm)
I just bought a used 03 sorento & even at the time of test drive there was a noise that only happens when you turn the car off & start back up & begin moving about 5mph. There is a slight vibration under the front end. The dealer told me it is the abs pump activating but they are not kia dealers & wanted to see if anyone else has the same issue.
#2 of 77 Re: Noise under front driver side tire well [bslansinger]
Nov 10, 2006 (1:40 pm)
Yes! I've told the ABS is doing a self-test. I don't know why but it seems like it is only on Sorento w/ABS. It is on my car too. However, I don't feel/hear that on my loaner, '06 Sportage w/ABS.
Everytime you start the car and put it in gear, either "D" or "R" and drive, you feel a vibration at the gas pedal and notice the noise within few seconds.
#3 of 77 Re: Noise under front driver side tire well [bslansinger]
Jan 16, 2007 (6:10 pm)
I have the same issue. I am also having issues with my 4-wheel drive, and I had a mechanic friend tell me that it could be something to do that or possibly with the transfer case.
#4 of 77 Re: Noise under front driver side tire well [rcoverdell]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:28 pm)
What is the problem you are having with your 4 wheel drive. I think there may be something wrong with mine as well. When I switch 4Hi on going under 50 (as the manual says) as I slow down or come to a stop it feels as if the front wheels are binding up & it is very difficult to move. Sort of like driving with the emerg brake on. I asked my Kia dealer & he said that it will do that if I am driving on normal roads in 4x4. Which doesn;t make much sense to me, considering if it is doing it on flat wet pavement I can only imagine the snow or mud.
#5 of 77 "Thudding" noise when accelerating from a stop
Apr 22, 2007 (9:17 pm)
We have a 04 Sorento with 42K miles. We have noticed an intermittent (now more often than not) "thudding" noise on the right side of the truck when we accelerate from a stop. I've had the brakes checked, had the rear shocks replaced (the mechanic thought that it was the shocks, but the noise is still there.) It almost sounds like there is something rolling around in the trunk, but we have checked the spare, emptied everything out, still hearing the noise. I took it to another mechanic, he suggested that it might be the drive shaft, but also said that I should see if anyone out in the market has had a similar problem and might offer a suggestion. Today,a friend thought that it might be a transmission problem....does this problem sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.
#6 of 77 Re: "Thudding" noise when accelerating from a stop [pia1]
Apr 24, 2007 (8:51 am)
did you have a sudden stop prior to acceleration....there is a TSB out on the drive shaft...something concerning the splines if the shaft where they connect to the differential I believe.....did you have it checked at a KIA dealership or a private mechanic....
The TSB fix should be done under warranty......
#7 of 77 Re: "Thudding" noise when accelerating from a stop [pia1]
Sep 06, 2007 (3:06 pm)
We have a 06 sorento. There is a clunking noise in back end when you go from stopped and most times shifting. We have taken it back in several times. They seem to know exactly what it is. The drive shaft. What they don't know is what there going to do about it.They don't seem to want to do anything(my husbands answer is drive it threw the dealership Ha. That's not gonna happen.) They told us that all Sorento's do this after about 5,000 miles.Thier answer is grease it up, which doesn't help either or replace the drive shaft knowing that it's going to come back. Still working on what's the next step.
#8 of 77 Re: "Thudding" noise when accelerating from a stop [pia1]
Sep 07, 2007 (12:41 pm)
I had this problem with my 2004 and they at first said the had to make some kind of an adjustment. Well the noise came back!! They eventually replaced the drive-shaft and the noise has not been back. But several other problems have! The drive shaft seem to be a common problem among others!
#9 of 77 vibration
Nov 10, 2007 (2:23 pm)
Have an 05 Sorento and whne brakes are applied I get a vibration. Front brake pads are ok and the rotors check out ok. Could it be the wheel balance??
#10 of 77 Re: vibration [goody8]
Nov 13, 2007 (6:12 am)
is the vibration in the steering wheel...if so...its the rotors.....how were they checked out......is my question....most of the time you can see that the rotors are warped......I would suggest having the rotors turned.....if they are the OEMs...would suggest replacing them completely......warped rotors are a notorious issue with the sorento.......