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#21 of 36 Re: 2012 Sorento Brake Issues [hromero]
Mar 23, 2013 (1:07 pm)
I too have a 2012 Kia Sorento with grinding front brake noise when stopping at slow speeds. So far the dealership has, chamfered the original pads, then changed out the front pads twice, turned the rotors once, replaced the rotors once, turned my complaint over to Kia Corp. with an answer of." Its normal, all new Kia's do that." I have test driven several 2012 & 2013 from the lot & yes, there is "some" grinding noise, which in my opinion is NOT acceptable, nor "normal" & not at the level of mine. I am going to install a set of after market pads & if that does not work then I am going to go back to a Highlander & be done with Kia & it's "noise is normal" BS.
#22 of 36 Re: 2012 Sorento Brake Issues [roberinaz]
Jul 01, 2013 (6:06 pm)
I also am having problems with my 2013 Kia Sorento rotors. I went on vacation for 10 days and left the vehicle parked in my attached garage. Nice dry conditions in my garage. When I came home and backed out my KIA there was a loud crunching, grinding noise in the brakes. Drove it for a couple days and it didn't go away. There was a pulsating vibration in the brakes/rotors and you could feel it in the car and the brake pedal. Took to my local Kia dealership. After inspecting it, they said I had rust on my rotors because I let the car sit for 10 days and I could get the rotors resurfaced for $428 or keep driving it and see if it wears off. Mind you my car only has 5,000 miles on it. He said it does not fall under warranty. Cars are made to be driven and I need to drive it every 24-48 hours or rust could build up on it. Oh, really, I've never heard such a crock!! I asked him if every time I go away for a few days, do I need to hire someone to drive my car for me so it doesn't rust!! I've never had a car that did this. I have contacted the Kia Customer Service and they said the same thing, no warranty coverage. I want my rotors replaced, and they said it was caused by 'an act of God', and that isn't covered by warranty. Another crock!! Never heard of such nonsense. I have asked them to escalate my case to higher management, so we will see what happens. Probably nothing! I told them it sends like a case of poor quality steel used in their rotors! The service manager at the dealership said they see a lot of this and Kia won't stand behind it. So I have tried to keep driving it for about a month now and it's getting worse. Probably the rotors are really warped now! Thinking of putting after market rotors on it now.
I loved my new Kia before this happened. Would love to go back to Toyota RAV, I've had 2 of them and no problems at all. Should never have switched to Kia!!
#23 of 36 Re: 2012 Sorento Brake Issues [clm06]
Jul 01, 2013 (6:48 pm)
I would have thought KIA would have fixed their brake issues on the Sorento by now. Remind me not to buy a new one! If it's just rust, it will wear off the next time you drive it. That shouldn't ever be a big problem. It will squeal a little for about the first 2 miles and be gone. I have a 2008 Sorento, and I had the problem of warped rotors after just a few thousand miles. Not good, or right.
I finally put a pair of slotted or dimpled after-market rotors on and haven't had any problem since. They've been on for about the last 10k miles and it brakes as smooth as can be. My mechanic says they show no sign of wear - the pads are good and the rotors look like new. So I'm happy.
#24 of 36 Brakes Making A Clicking Noise When Braking?
Jul 09, 2013 (9:48 am)
I just purchased a 2012 Sorento. Absolutely LOVE IT.........Got it used 34,000 miles, a company vehicle that was traded in on an upgrade. I am also experiencing the grinding noise when I brake at lower speeds, but that is not what is bothering me. I have a 20 minute drive to work through town, so I do a lot of braking and going. By the time I get to work there is a clicking noise. If I continue to drive it the noise gets worse and louder and more frequent. The dealership told me it was the rotors. It's already been in once for the problem, they turned the rotors, new brake pads, and put brake quiet on it. A week later it started again. They now have it again and the service manager told me that it was the rotors again. That the noise is caused from them getting hot, and I must be driving pretty aggresively for them to do it. I do not drive aggressively. I am a female with 2 children that knows you have to be easy on the brakes for them to last longer. I am a very careful driver and probably start slowing down WAY before what is really necessary. It doesn't do it when I first start out, but after stopping and going as you would through in town traffic, it starts and gradually gets worse.
Has anyone else noticed the noise after continuous braking? Does anyone know what it could possibly be? I've noticed a lot of posts about the grinding, but its the clicking that really worries me.
#25 of 36 Re: Brakes Making A Clicking Noise When Braking? [hguthrie]
Jul 09, 2013 (11:18 am)
Buy yourself a pair of 'dimpled and slotted' brake rotors for your Sorento and you'll never look back. You can get them on the web at Brake Performance. I've had a pair on my 2008 for going on 2.5 years now and I haven't even had to replace the pads yet. Braking is smooth, silent and without shudder. You should never have another problem with them. They are guaranteed for life.
Forget what the dealer says. The stock brakes are simply under-designed for that car, and it sounds like Kia has not solved the 'real' problem yet. In over 4+ years. Shame on them.
#26 of 36 Re: Brakes Making A Clicking Noise When Braking? [redjr16]
Jul 09, 2013 (2:24 pm)
Thank you for the advice! Right now the dealer has it, like I said, but I did just find out that they are replacing all the brakes for free, which they should being as I haven't even made a payment on it yet! I will check out the website you recommend and discuss the options with my husband if this doesn't fix the problem. I have driven many cars and never once had I ever heard of rotors clicking when hot!
Thank you much for the help and I'll let everyone onow once I get it back!
#27 of 36 Re: Brakes Making A Clicking Noise When Braking? [hguthrie]
Jul 10, 2013 (5:09 am)
The real issue is with the rotors. They warp way to quickly - implying they are under engineered and designed for that car. When the new ones wear out, or start to pulse and grind, you'll know what web site to visit. BTW, the dimpled and slotted pro rotors are only $200 for the pair and come with pads and should last you a long, long time, especially the way you drive - as you described. Good luck. Rick
#28 of 36 Re: Brakes Making A Clicking Noise When Braking? [hguthrie]
Jul 10, 2013 (10:21 am)
My 2007 Sorento was the best SUV I ever owned. Once I purchased the slotted rotors (after multiple rotor resurfaces or replacements) never had an issue again. I do not know why KIA refuses to address this issue.
#29 of 36 Re: Brakes Making A Clicking Noise When Braking? [shawn84]
Jul 10, 2013 (11:56 am)
I have a 2008 that only has 34k miles on it! Mainly, because I used to travel (fly) a lot and it sat with little use for ~ 2 yrs. But once I started driving it again, the brakes started giving me problems. I haven't had any problems either since I had the slotted rotors installed - and I'm a very assertive driver. I love the car, although the gas mileage is atrocious and the engine sounds like a toy until it warms up. While the ride can be a little rough I've gotten use to it. Now my son is eyeing it for when he gets his license in a year. He like the aftermarket stereo I installed a couple of years with all the bells and whistles.