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Kia Sorento, Electrical, SUV
#77 of 86 Re: Kia Sorento Interor Lights [janski]
Jul 14, 2011 (6:29 pm)
We have a 03 Sorento and lost one headlight about a year ago. When the headlight went out I checked the voltage at the headlight. It seemed to fluctuate to much. so I grounded the fuse box to the engine from the wheel well ground of the fuse box. I also took electrical parts cleaner and sprayed the mess out of the fuse box, taking every fuse and relay out one at a time and sprayed into the fusebox. Then sprayed air into it from my aircompressor. I believe the fuse box is having a problem with corrosion and is causing shorts in the system all over the place. Like I said at the beginning we have been doing pretty well so far not blowing headlight. I think KIA knows but it would be very expensive to fix thier mistake.
#78 of 86 Re: Kia Sorento Interor Lights [soryibykia]
Aug 15, 2011 (9:46 pm)
I have same problem with my KIA Sorrento, the headlamps has been changed couple of times. I have given up changing and running with fog lamps. I know its crazy. I will make formal complaint to NHTSA. If anyone have any feedback please let me know.
#79 of 86 Re: interior and exterior lighting problems [soryibykia]
Aug 27, 2011 (12:06 pm)
I have a 2003 Kia Sorento. One of the best automobiles I've ever owned.
Make sure when changing the headlight bulbs that you DO NOT touch the new bulb with your bare hands. Touching the bulb will cause the bulb to burn out within a few days or a week. I'm not sure why that is, but my mechanic told me this and so did the manager at the auto parts store. Do an internet search for that answer and I'm sure you'll see that it is common knowledge. Wear gloves when replacing the lights.
#81 of 86 Re: interior and exterior lighting problems [steve_]
Apr 24, 2012 (10:13 am)
Thank you sooooo much for this link! Thank goodness my family and I were not hurt and no one else was hurt during this incident, other consumers are at risk!
My 2005 KIA Sorento Caught on fire on 12/26/11 while in the driveway. We were awakened by a good citizen banging and yrelling "fire" as I watched the firefighters extinguish the fire on the back end of my 2005 KIA Sorento I wondered how did this happen? After Phoenix Fire Department and Allstate Insurance conducted their investigation, the findings were that the fire was caused by the wiring of the left tail light. I found this very interesting especially because KIA just recalled the 07 Sorento for wiring in the door lights that "may cause fire."
I paid on that car 3 years, gap insurance probably not gonna cover the difference of the loan due to "electrical malfunction" being an exclusion. I have no car and after Allstate paid just under $8000.00, I still owe $5900.00! I still have NO car!
#83 of 86 Dash lights fail intermittantly
Dec 17, 2012 (9:50 pm)
2012 Sorento, 8500 miles, dash lights fail intermittantly. dealer can't replicate the problem, just says "bring it in when it happens again", but then they are too busy to look at it, so keep it awhile, and it works fine. AAArrrghhh!
#84 of 86 KIA Sorento 2011 Headlamps
Jan 11, 2013 (5:33 pm)
Repeatedly had headlamps blow on my KIA Sorento 2011. Sent this message to KIA: "This is in reference to case # K241D635. Thank you for returning my call after I sent the previous message. I have read many blog entries concerning the same type of problem that I have been experiencing with my Sorento. I do not appreciate being talked down to by the representative that I talked to when I returned the call. I am not, as I am sure most of the other people in the blogs are not, just a disgruntled customer. I was having a repeated real problem with my vehicle that is probably a defect that possibly should result in a recall. I bought a KIA in good faith that it would be a dependable vehicle and that you would stand behind the product. I even purchased an extended warranty that did not cover my problem. I usually use the dealer for any work that needs to be done on the vehicle, but when your headlight goes out and you get stopped by the sheriff at 5:30 am, and you work for 12 hours that day, the dealer is closed and you must stop by a parts store and purchase a new bulb. It wasn't that it wasn't a "KIA" bulb or that I didn't have it installed at the dealer that was the root of the problem -- that is pure BS. I ended up spending $650+ for the dealer to replace the headlight assembly to fix the problem. I told the representative that this disgruntled customer fixed the problem by selling the son of a bitch. I can assure you that I will never purchase another KIA. I just feel sorry for all the rest of the customers in the same predicament. "
#85 of 86 2007 Kia Sorento Headlamps
Feb 20, 2013 (7:35 am)
I love my Kia but like many others, I have been purchasing headlamp bulbs way too many often for my Kia. If it's not the left one, it's the right one and I am tired of it. I plan to file a complaint with the NTHSA. I agree with whoever it was that said that if we complain to the right people, maybe something will be done.