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#87 of 120 2011 Kia Sorento fwd. 2.4 cylinder auto trans.
Nov 23, 2011 (8:50 pm)
my 2011 kia sorento was fixed on recall regarding the tranny. After driving for 26 days I had a bad accident. It takes 20 minutes from home to work and I'm positive that the vehicle engine is in normal temperature. I stopped at MCDONALD REST. to buy my breakfast. the vehicle is facing towards the building of the restaurant. I got on and started my veh. step on my brakes to engage in reverse. the car started shaking, reversed and start spinning 360 degrees, hit the railings and the ramp of the restaurant and drive forward inrto the middle of the parking lot, and it stop because the two rear control arm (axles) were broken. I was shaken and it was hard to remember what really happened. what i explained was the same as what the witness saw while lining up on the drive thru to order her breakfast. The witness came over and helped me. The cost of the damaged was so expensive that I have to go thru my insurance. I had the vehicle fixed by reliable shop not Kia in order for me to verify that the accident was the result of the recall repair. The vehicle is drivable and I'm still waiting for some parts from KIA. I almost forgot that on that early morning before the accident the vehicle reversed on unreasonable speed on its own. I have to control by applying the brakes. My husband is driving the vehicle and he told that he is always alert everytime he backs up. I need your advice before i will informed KIA. Thank you very much, Nelda
#88 of 120 Re: Transmission Problem After Recall [edladaire]
Nov 30, 2011 (3:15 pm)
I also have a 2005 KIA Sorento and I was experiencing the same problem while on the way home to Indiana last year my car kept jumping into 3rd gear; so when I returned home to Florida I took her to the dealer and was told that I had water in my transmission housing unit he said that this happens on Kia's. He drained the transmission fluid and flushed the water from the housing unit and the check engine light went off. Now this is doing it again and not only that but my lights are out in the back when I turn on my headlights. I do have brake and praking lights but after that when I am going down the road (after being pulled over by the police) I was told I have no back lights on. I don't know what would cause this problem because I had the fuses and bulbs checked out and they all function fine. I was advised that the BCM might need reflashed. What is your opinion.
#89 of 120 Re: 2008 Kia Sorento, Passenger side airbag and transmisson problems [twest08kia]
Dec 18, 2011 (10:04 am)
I had the same problem! Bought the 2008 Nov. 2010 used with 23,700 miles on it and over the summer was hearing a whining noise that kept getting worse. By that time I had 40K on it and the repair man said it was the differential that needed replacing. I submitted for warranty and KIA refused sayig that I failed to perfrom the 22k mile check on the vehicle which included changing the fluyid in differential.. I had done routine service each month on the vehicle by a local service station and had all records. I told them that I bought it after that service check from the Kia delearship so it should be covered, they said No , used vehicle is bought as is. i told them that the dealer sold me the car with the 60K Warranty from KIA and if that was the case it is false advertising since they knowingly sold me a car that was not kept up to date on maintenance.. they still refused. Tehy didn't even bother to open up the differential to make sure what the part failure was . I called 1-800 LEMON LAW for breach of warranty. (awesome resource) I faxed them all my repair records, I paid nothing. The attorney fees were paid by KIA and my repair was fully paid for. However, they had my vehicle 19 days and would not reimburse me for a car rental. also they replaced the parts in the differential that were bad (bearings) but i still hear and feel a small vibration. The repair was done Oct of 2011 and it is only Dec and I am concerned that it will break before the 60K warranty is up (at 53K now) and the repair is only guaranteed for 12K. KiA warranty is crap, they gurantee a new car for 100K but once it changes hands it is only covered to 60 K. also if you go over the mile checks by 500 miles then it voids the warranty. sounds like a good deal at first but KIA is hgih maintenance!!!! due to the ability of the vehicle to go between 2WD and 4WD, if youget a flat tire and need it rplaced, they suggest you change all four so that there is even tread wear and thus not dmaging the drivetrain. So everytime you change tires it is 4 at a time? small fortune... I get it but i would not buy AWD or such ever again if that is the case.. good luck. I am giving it to my daughter as a first car, can't take the hit on the re-sale. just good for around town but not for serious driving to and from work (hour each way)
#90 of 120 Re: 2005 Kia Sorento - Transmission [blakebritton]
Jan 04, 2012 (1:42 pm)
Did you ever find out what was wrong with your transmission? I just started having the same problem.
#91 of 120 KIA Sorento Transmission
Jan 04, 2012 (6:14 pm)
Just received order from Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in Texas: KIA must repurchase my vehicle!!! On the day of the hearing, a KIA representative accompanied myself for a test ride and the transmission was still jerking and slipping. That carried significant weight with the Judge. Thanks all and stay away from 2011 KIA Sorento's.
#92 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia [mcdonald340]
Jan 14, 2012 (8:43 am)
I have a 2010 Sorento with 10K miles and was driving on I-95 last night. I thought someone hit me from behind because there was such a jolt. There was no car close enough to have hit me so I pulled over to see if I had hit something. There was no damage, but when I pulled back onto the highway the car was sluggish. As I continued to accelerate I noticed the car was not shifting. I pulled over again and put the shifter in the manual mode and the transmission was stuck in fourth. It could not be manually shifted into any other gear. I proceeded to drive the rest of the way home, about 15 more miles, and it remained in fourth. Once in my driveway I shifted into neutral and reverse and drive. It went into each range, but in drive it was always in fourth. This morning it was fine and I drove over 50 miles with out incident. I looked on the NHTSA website and see some recalls for the Sorento, but none for the transmission. Do you have the recall number for NHTSA?
#93 of 120 Kia Sorento
May 21, 2012 (7:28 am)
Hi, i have 2005 2.5 man xe kia sorento,just had gaer box fixed,any body know what the best oil is for them?
#95 of 120 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem
Jun 29, 2012 (9:35 am)
I have a 2011 Sorento SX with 24,000 miles on it. I love the car but the other day I shifted from park to reverse with a loud thud and shake. Did it over and over with same results so I took it in to dealer( Classic Kia in Texarkana). Dealer has a good service department and after checking it out told me that it had a tsb for a transmission software update. They did update and all was good for ten days. My wife got in the car ten days later and here we go again. Same thing. Back at dealer again. They were having trouble replicating it this time so they kept it overnight. I know that Kia issued a transmission recall for the 2011 Sorento 4-cylinders but the 6-cylinders were not included. I'm beginning to think they should have been. I know I've got the 100,000 powertrain warranty, but I would really like to just get this fixed and regain my trust with the car.
#96 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem [bent4]
Jun 30, 2012 (3:20 am)
Hey bent4, my wife is having exact same issue, when she puts in reverse it suddenly jolts w a loud noise stopping the car instantly like she suddenly hit something. She gets out and sees nothing as usual. I was starting to believe it was user error like she wasnt releasing the emergency brake or something, but she finally had it happen today with a witness so now I know its not her and now I believe its a problem w the car. 2011 kia sorento like yours exact same problem. Took it in several times for same issue, first time they did that software update, but keeps happening. The other issue of the car suddenly stalling on the freeway hasnt happened since they updated that software, but this issue is not going away and I'm getting ready to contact someone about our rights in this matter! Feel free to email me fiercextremeyahoo.com. Thanks! Garett