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#47 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 04, 2012 (8:18 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 78 Vbration is 2013 sorento
Sep 04, 2012 (8:19 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 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 05, 2012 (4:20 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 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [sorento2122]
Sep 06, 2012 (4:40 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 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 06, 2012 (7:05 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 78 Re: Problemas con la suspensión trasera [chino2609]
Sep 09, 2012 (9:18 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
#53 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 09, 2012 (9:39 am)
I read these posting with interest. I have test driving numerous v6 sorrentos (2012) and non vibrated when driven. They all have, in my opinion, too much engine vibration at idle, but like all cars, being ideosinycratic, there is always something about a car that is objectionable. Its just about which ones hit a nerve.
As far as the spraying etc., I have found that the folks who prep new cars are pretty clueless about a number of things. For example, improper use of tire dressing can cause the brakes to not function properly if spray gets on the rotors. spraying undercoating which gets on drive shafts will cause vibration.
hope that helps. rr70
#54 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 10, 2012 (8:15 am)
I have the AWD 4 cylinder Sorento (2011) has 51k
On it and never had vibration in the cabin... It rides rather smooth
#55 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [sorento2122]
Sep 14, 2012 (3:52 am)
Update on 2013 Sorento EX w V6 engine. Less than 2000 mi. Back in the shop 2nd time for vibrations, especially at highway speeds i.e. 65 mph. Been in the shop 4 days now. Got to give them credit, they're seriously going through everything triying to get it fixed right. Tires have been ruled out. All wheels dynamically balanced. They're going to repace the transfer case. We'll see - hope that does it.
#56 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [sorento2122]
Sep 14, 2012 (12:24 pm)
Thank you for the update! At least I know now that it just wasn't me as we test drove 3-4 different V6 EX Sorentos. I knew it wasn't the tires either as we drove 1 with different tires to rule out. I have a feeling it is AWD related, it is a such a fine vibration, not a shake, or shimmy. We are on hold to purchase one as there are none to be found in our area, I know I wll not pull the trigger unless I'm in one that doesn't have the fine vibration. Please keep us updated, there are so few 2013 V6 EX on the road as of now that your observations are very much appreciated. Glad they are trying to help you, I wish you the best of luck!