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Kia Sorento, Transmission
#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
#97 of 120 Similar, but different!
Jul 07, 2012 (10:57 am)
I have a Kia Sorrento 2011 with about 22k miles on it. I drove it this morning and when I pulled in to park, I could not move the shifter (sorry, don't know what the name is for the thing you use to change gears for an automatic). It was stuck in Drive. I tried to jiggle it free, then turned off the car while in drive, then back on. Jiggled it some more and it finally moved into Park. Drove home and the exact same thing happened, and I followed the same steps. Reading all of the comments above I am concerned. Obviously has something to do with the transmission but not sure what. Any ideas? Seems like it could be something that could get worse.
#98 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento- transmission problem [bent4]
Jul 11, 2012 (2:13 am)
I am having trouble with my Sorento 2011, I was backing out of my drive way and when I put my foot on the brakes and shift to drive, it jumped backward and bumped my neighors car. It is a 4 cylinder. I did not receive a recall notice. I am very upset over this issue. I have 21,000 mile on my car. I like my car but I don't appreciate not being notified when there is a problem with my car to have it checked.
#99 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem [garettm]
Jul 11, 2012 (5:54 pm)
To bent4 and garettm
Same problem. And me too it happened to my wife at first. I have a 2011 EX V6 AWD. It happened 3 or 4 times so far in 2 weeks. We had that noise and sudden stop when backing up from driveway. Then, when shifted to Drive, the car woudn't move forward on idle (just like it's on neutral), unless we press the gas pedal.
We took it to the dealer, and, like you, they updated the software. But it did it again (I knew it would, I had read your articles before).
But the last time it did that, we had a check engine warning. So we took it back to the same garage. They finally identified the Park Range Switch as faulty. That sensor sent wrong signals to the transmission control module.
I can't tell for sure this will solve the problem, because the car is still at the garage at this time since the part is B.O. Hopefully tomorrow I will have good news.
#100 of 120 Transmission problem with Sportage
Jul 13, 2012 (3:04 pm)
I have the exact same issues described in other posts except it's happening with my 2011 Sportage. Dealership is no help because it malfunctions on occasion and everytime I bring it in it is working fine. They say there is nothing they can do. It's like they don't believe me or something.
#101 of 120 Re: Similar, but different! [smorgantx]
Aug 01, 2012 (4:40 pm)
The exact thing has been happening to me. I have pulled into my garage and I cannot get the car into park to turn the engine off.
I have to put it in neutral ...turn the car off....restart it and place in drive inch it up a bit and then try to place it in park.
It happened twice today. Once when I parked at work and again when I came home.
I called Kia service dept and have an appt for next Tues Aug 7th.
I am worried. This should not happen.