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#1 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 02:54 PM
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My 2009 SorentoEX has 216 miles on it. The transmission will not shift into 5th gear in drive mode but above 40mph it will shift into 5th when sportmode is used. Taking it in for eval on Friday. As a minor item, my state requires a front license plate. My Sorento came with no front plate bracket and am told Kia has no part nuber for one. Now looking to buy one that works for my sorie.
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First fill out a profile..im suprise no one's beat me to that one yet. if you are in the u.s., sorento's dont have front liscense plate brackets. mounting is designed into the front of the bumper, there should be some dimples to line up to the holes in your liscense plate, liscense plate screws right into the cover. as far as the trans issue i havent seen one come through my dealership with this issue. are there any service indicators/trouble lights on in the dash? this could be something as simple as a programming reflash/update. good luck and enjoy the sorento. kps


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My 2009 SorentoEX has 216 miles on it. The transmission will not shift into 5th gear in drive mode but above 40mph it will shift into 5th when sportmode is used. Taking it in for eval on Friday. As a minor item, my state requires a front license plate. My Sorento came with no front plate bracket and am told Kia has no part nuber for one. Now looking to buy one that works for my sorie.
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My 03 came with a mount for the front plate. Maybe they stopped putting them on the latter years.
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Thanks for the input Kiapartsource, mounted my plate using the dimpled area that matched my plate. On the other matter Kia says the transmission will always shift into 4th gear when shifting into sportmode because 5th gear is considered overdrive.
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I'm confused. You originally said that you could not get into 5th gear when in drive mode but could when in sport shift mode.

Normally, in drive mode the transmission should shift into 5th when speed is high enough. To get out of overdrive you generally have to push a button on the shift lever that will drop it down one gear. Does the 2009 have that capability?
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Your right, that's what I said,but, in drive mode when it shifts from 4 to 5 the rpm change is so small I didn't see it. After going on the test drive with the shop foreman he called my attention to the rpm drop when we exceeded 40mph. No there is no button to disengage 5th gear. The shop called it overdrive but it operates as an actual 5th gear.
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