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#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.
#102 of 120 Re: Similar, but different! [carsforcarolyn]
Aug 07, 2012 (8:42 am)
I had an earlier post on this forum regarding my 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem. My transmission had been slipping into neutral from reverse and also shifting hard into reverse. When I did put it into drive, it seemed to be in 3rd gear at take-off. The dealership (Classic Kia in Texarkana, Texas) had updated my software after the first dealership visit but ten days later it happened again. Nothing was done on the second visit because it would not act up for them over the four days they had it. After the episodes became more frequent, we arranged to put it into the shop a third time. Classic Kia had been super great about the whole thing. After consulting with Kia Tech and detailing our problem they have replaced the transmission range switch. It is too early to tell if this fixed the problem, but I will post later if it did indeed solve my transmission issue.
#103 of 120 Re: Similar, but different! [bent4]
Aug 07, 2012 (7:52 pm)
Hi bent4, I have 33k miles and the vehicle will not go into reverse or park, only neutral and drive. The key cannot be removed with the car in neutral so I carry a wrench set with me to disconnect the battery and then manually lock the car with a second set of keys. This started today without warning and the ESC & DBC lights are on. The ESC & DBC lights go off when I restart the car but come on when I try to put it in park.
I go back to the dreaded dealer tomorrow.
#104 of 120 Re: Similar, but different! [bobster8]
Aug 21, 2012 (1:22 pm)
It appears that replacing the transmission range switch has fixed my transmission problems of slipping into neutral, thudding into reverse, and sluggishly taking off in drive. I have had exactly two problem free weeks and it was happening every few days before they replaced the switch. I credit Classic Kia in Texarkana, Texas for having the patience to figure it out. Hopefully, replacing the same switch will fix everyone else's transmission problem. Kia should probably issue a new tsb about this problem and offer a transmission range switch replacement.
#106 of 120 Re: Similar, but different! [bobster8]
Aug 31, 2012 (5:10 pm)
Hey bolster, had the exact same problem. Couldn't get out of park from a cold star occasionally, and couldn't get back into park ( couldn't get into reverse first) after driving, and when I tried to get into park the downhill and esc brake lights came on. Took it to the dealer, they knew exactly what it was - brake switch. Warranty covered it, but for those out of warranty the switch was $18.79.
Hope that helps, the dealer was awesome. My only question is if they knew it was a problem why no recall???
#107 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento- transmission problem [mds47]
Sep 11, 2012 (1:01 am)
I did have the same problem once with my kia sorento 2010. When I put my foot on the breaks, started the car, shifted the gear to drive, it went forward straight away with my foot still on the break. I was lucky nobody's in front of the car. Do you have an advise from Kia in regards to this issue.