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#1 of 21 Kia Sorento 2008 Rotor problems
Feb 12, 2009 (5:56 pm)
I have a Kia Sorento 2008 and in all honesty I am not too happy with the buy. I like the model but I have been having some problems lately. I have 21000 miles on the vehicle and after having the rotor resurfaced at 9000 miles by Kia (at their expense), I'm again having problems with the steering shaking when stopping. Kia states that its normal wear and that I am responsible for the servicing. Im also having issues with increased vibration from the motor, loss of power momentarily while driving on many occasions (feels as if it wants to stall), and the engine light continously turns on and off which per Kia is not a problem to worry about. I also had my shift handle replaced twice, and now it's making new strange noises when I change from park to drive. Did I mention that I've been having issues with my alignment for the last few thousand miles? I'll be going to Kia tommorrow (again) with these issues and see what comes out of it. Kia seems to want to blame it on normal wear. Any pointers?
#2 of 21 Re: Kia Sorento 2008 Rotor problems [medic73]
Feb 13, 2009 (2:06 pm)
Have you contacted Kia Consumer Affairs about these problem? I assume you meant dealer, not Kia. Some dealers just don't know what they are doing. It is not uncommon to see many problems on new Sorento. I had so many warranty repairs on my '03 EX.
#3 of 21 Re: Kia Sorento 2008 Rotor problems [medic73]
Feb 02, 2010 (7:30 pm)
I have a 2007 Sorento. Had the rotors resurfaced at 3,000, 12,000, 20,000 and I now have 31,000 and they are going to need it again. The dealer gave me the BS that it is normal wear. I have a 2001 PT Cruiser with 105,000 and I only remember have the rotors resurfaced once in the last 50,000 miles. Their is a probelm with these vehicles that Kia will not address. I am not sure what to do. I do like the SUV but the rotor issue is annoying and expensive.
#4 of 21 Rotor warpage
Feb 05, 2010 (7:09 am)
insure the lugs on the wheels are torqued correctly....if you have alumimun wheels...over torquing can cause the same rotors to warp as well.....most places use an impact wrench and do not finish tightening with a torque wrench.....that solved my problem....125K on my 03 Sorie now
#5 of 21 Re: Kia Sorento 2008 Rotor problems [shawn84]
Apr 08, 2010 (2:47 pm)
I have had the exact same problem. It is now at the dealer for the 5th time, less than 5,000 miles ago I had to have the rotors replaced, at my expense. The SUV only has 32,000 miles on it. After the SUV hit 12,000 miles the dealer would not cover the rotors any longer, so I have paid 3 times to have them fixed/replaced.
How did you make out with the dearler this time?
#6 of 21 Kia Borrego with same rotor issues
Sep 08, 2010 (4:30 pm)
Was looking for a Borrego forum, but this is close enough. It seems there are many Kia owners with this rotor issue, resurfacing, and then needing it again in a few thousand miles. It is not normal wear and tear, they need to stand behind their so called best warranty in the business. This is the 1st non american made car we have purchased and will probably be the last! Resurfacing too many times is unsafe.
#7 of 21 Re: Kia Borrego with same rotor issues [1timekiaowner]
Sep 13, 2010 (5:53 am)
insure your lug nuts are hand torqued and not fully tighten with an impact wrench....that solved my warped rotor problem on my 03 sorie and 04 chevy malibu maxx.....
#8 of 21 Re: Kia Sorento 2008 Rotor problems [medic73]
Sep 22, 2010 (12:39 pm)
I have a 2007 Sorento and love the it, EXCEPT FOR THE FRONT ROTORS. With 40,000 miles I have had three new sets of rotors installed and each have been resurfaced at least once. About every 7,000 miles they warp and require repair. Went thru the usual motions...arguing with the dealer, KIA Customer Service(?), etc. They blame my driving habits. My last car, a PT Cruiser, had 120,000 miles on it and I had the rotors replaced once. SOLUTION: Purchase after-market slotted rotors from one of the many auto wholesalers on the internet. I paid $120.00 for a new pair of front rotors and had my local auto repair place install them. Heat causes warping, and the slotted rotors disperse the heat better then stock rotors, so far they have been fine.
#10 of 21 Re: Kia Sorento 2008 Rotor problems [shawn84]
Nov 17, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I have a 2008 Sore with only 7500 miles on it and the steering shaking and vibration during braking is intolerable. I figured it's warping, but at 7500 miles! I know I brake hard and mostly city driving, but com'on. I'm going to buy a pair of after market right away and have my local mechanic install them. I love the car, but this is poor quality parts IMHO.
Thanks for the link...