Last post on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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#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!
#57 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [pondrocker]
Sep 22, 2012 (3:55 am)
Been in the shop for 10 days. They changed the xsfer case, then tried Goodyear tires, next will put on a set of Michelins.
#58 of 78 Vibration in Sorento 4 cyl 2013
Sep 25, 2012 (11:00 am)
Thanks for the input you are all giving me. I had to drive out of town and in the mountains and noticed the vibration not as bad but still there. Or am I just getting used to it. I will give all the input to the mechanics when I take it in.
#59 of 78 Taking to shop again
Oct 01, 2012 (7:46 am)
Going in for first oil change and to fix vibration. How did the tires do?
#62 of 78 Re: Fine Vibrations in 2013 V-6 EX Awd Sorento [sorento2122]
Oct 03, 2012 (8:14 am)
I experienced exactely the same issue. 2 road test with the Kia mechanics where they confirm the vivration at ±65Mph. They change the driving shaft and made multiple test to resolve the issue. I also made a road test with the mechanics with an other 2013 Sorento and we both agreed that there was no similar vibration on the other vehicule.
Unfortunately, last week, they closed the case saying that it was a known and normal issue!!! I am now in a process to force them to resolve it or give me back my money by putting pressure. This is why I am also on this forum so please, keep me updated with the changes on your side. I'll do the same.