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#44 of 77 Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento
Aug 23, 2012 (6:46 am)
Let me start by saying we do not own a Sorento yet. Have test driven 4 different ones & all appear to have a fine vibration that resonates through out the cabin. During test drives we had a bottle of water with us in the center console, it quivered like a constant earthquake tremor, vibrations could also be felt in seats. Even tried a v6 LX with different tires, same vibration. I have read about this vibration in the 4cyl but not the v-6. Been told it is "normal" & all of them do it! Drove all the competion & did not feel this in any of them. If you own a 2013 V-6 EX awd Sorento I would appreciate your feedback. Do you get use to it?, does it get worse, go away? Really love the Sorento but cannot get past this vibration to pull the trigger & buy one.
#45 of 77 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Aug 23, 2012 (7:45 am)
I have a the same car with 5000 miles on it. I have not had any vibration probelems what so ever. It has Kumho Solas KL21 18" tires and Kia alloy rims.
The only problem I have is sometimes the nav package takes 5 minutes to load, the de4aler will reload the software when its in for its oil change other than that its been problem free.
#46 of 77 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [cigarpro]
Aug 23, 2012 (8:43 am)
Thank you for the reply & your experience, it is greatly appreciated. Somehow my thread got turned into "wheels & suspension" This has nothing to do with tires, we drove an LX model which has completly different tires & rims, the fine vibration was the same. Thought it was an AWD unibody thing so drove an V6 Outlander same bottle of water & no vibrations! As mentioned I have read nothing regarding vibration in v6 EX AWD so to have driven 4 with the vibration I am hesitant to pull the trigger on one. Maybe I need to wait for a new run from the factory?
#47 of 77 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 04, 2012 (9:18 am)
I just bought a 4 cyl EX Kia Sorento and have had it in the service center twice for the vibration. First time they said it was a evac canister and the second time they said the idle had to be reprogrammed. It is actually happening worse than before. They say they haven't experienced the vibration yet it is there almost everytime I drive it. Mostly after heats up and you notice when you come to a stop and it is in gear. I too judge it with the water bottle. I am hoping this next time that they can figure out what it is.
#48 of 77 Vbration is 2013 sorento
Sep 04, 2012 (9:19 am)
By the way if any one knows what fixes it please let me know as I am going to take it in again when it is vibrating so they can actually feel it.
#49 of 77 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 05, 2012 (5:20 pm)
Lots of shaking going on with new 2013 sorento V6 EX. Still less than 3000 mi. Took it back to dealer and they balanced the wheels. Much better. Road Force (?) reduced from 16 to 4. There is still a subtle vibration that's going to result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Going to call dealer again tomorrow.
#50 of 77 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [sorento2122]
Sep 06, 2012 (5:40 am)
Sorento2122 thanks for your reply & feedback. Sorry to hear that your new EX v-6 Sorento is a shaker! My wife & I re test drove one that we had already driven 2 weeks prior when we 1st noticed the vibration. I cannot be certain but it appeared that the dealership had sprayed rubber under the front wheel wells & I swear it had different tires on it from the 1st visit, also very odd that the same sorento was still on the lot after 2 plus weeks, there are only 5 total V6 EX Sorentos on lots in the Twin Cities area! When we drove it this 2nd time the fine vibrations appeared to be better but it pulled severely to the right, bad enough that you could not let go of the steering wheel! Needless to say I could not move forward & buy a new vehicle that appeared to have been manipulated/modified since the 1st test drive & that would not drive down the road straight. Something is fishy, I think we will wait for more to be sold & see what comes of it. Please keep me updated on your Sorento woes, it is greatly appreciated, I wish you luck!
#51 of 77 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 06, 2012 (8:05 am)
It is very frustrating as I notice it getting worse. The first time the checked it they said they check tires and when I bought it it had little red stickers like a dot on the tire and on the rim matching up. Don't know what that was about. The funny thing is there is no engine light that indicates something wrong so the mechanics are clueless. I will take in again and see what they come up with. Let me know how the tire balancing works. :
#52 of 77 Re: Problemas con la suspensión trasera [chino2609]
Sep 09, 2012 (10:18 am)
usted puede tratar de un amortiguador de choque de dos etapas. son más caros, pero se puede hacer para un mejor viaje. Espero que ayude. rr70