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Kia Sorento, Wheels, SUV
#23 of 77 Re: Noise under front driver side tire well [ken89]
Nov 10, 2008 (7:18 am)
get another dealer...I hate when a service department blows off an issue because of their laziness or lack of technical skill...or both!!!...no vibration at all here in my 03EX
#24 of 77 Re: Chugging/Lurching on corners? [emmycorn]
Nov 10, 2008 (7:20 am)
are you sure you dont have an AWD sorie....on the 4X4 selector...do you have a auto selector...or do you have a HI and LOW selector....I have an 03 EX and it is AWD.....and has the problem you mentioned....that is typical for sharp low speed turns in this model.......
#25 of 77 Re: "Thudding" noise when accelerating from a stop [pao]
Nov 10, 2008 (10:03 am)
Your Kia comes with a 5 year 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warrantee. I would not take it to any other mechanic besides Kia so you don't void any of you coverage.
#26 of 77 Re: Chugging/Lurching on corners? [pao]
Nov 10, 2008 (6:24 pm)
hi this is ken89 my sorento is an ex model with 4hi -4lo selector switch and yes it is AWD the vibration is very aparent at 65mph and very iritating i just dont want to waste $ if i dont have to so if anyone has had this problem and fixed it can they let me know how they did it .
#27 of 77 The Stepper Motor and heavier weight fluid fixed the problem!!
Nov 11, 2008 (1:47 am)
For my 07 Sorrento...it took a LONG time to get the dealer to listen to me but my persistence paid off. My car had a vibration in the right wheel well. After multiple visits with the complaint, I finally got the service department to pay attention. The first solution was to be replacing the fluid with a heavier weight (from the Pontiac division of the dealership). That did not fix it so a stepper motor got ordered and installed. Instant improvement. Now I get great service (think they figured out it was a big oops basically ignoring me and telling me also that it's just the way the Sorrento drives). Love the car, especially without the vibration. Now, if the gas mileage was better...that's my only disappointment at this point.
#28 of 77 Re: The Stepper Motor and heavier weight fluid fixed the problem!! [twoblueeyes]
Nov 16, 2008 (11:27 am)
so im still not sure what a stepper motor does or what it is please help ken89
#29 of 77 Re: The Stepper Motor and heavier weight fluid fixed the problem!! [ken89]
Nov 19, 2008 (7:37 am)
Well....not being an engineer & also being blonde (truely).....my understanding is that the stepper motor improved the transmission fluid pressure. That was put on after swapping the fluid with a heavier weight. It took persistence to get a resolution. They did cover it under warranty work. I believe Kia has a technical notice out to their service crew. Good luck~~
#30 of 77 stepper motor
Feb 26, 2010 (4:53 pm)
Hi twoblueeyes. i was wondering if you have a part number or any more information on the stepper motor. I think my sorento has that problem also, only on initial movement. thanks. I know this is an old post but maybe someone out there knows,
#31 of 77 Re: stepper motor [troy30]
Feb 26, 2010 (9:06 pm)
I'll look to see if I still have the receipt..should. I'll look this weekend in between watching the Olympics!!! Have not got my complete "fix". Oops...I digress. I'll check and do a post. Worst case I can give you the location of my favorite Service person. He's learned to listen when I have an issue. I get GREAT service these days. twoblueeyes
#32 of 77 Re: stepper motor [twoblueeyes]
Feb 27, 2010 (2:48 pm)
It seems almost any noise coming from the sorento is dismissed as regular operation. from my experience the only sound that should come from any car is the sound of the engine