Turn your radio on...
Need to vent some spleen.
I've owned my Oz 03 EX Sorento for 3 years from new. Within a few weeks of delivery the radio decided to cark it on the RHS channels. Took it back to dealer and they purred soothingly that it was a common problem with all Kias, low quality radio CD- easy fix (this is the single CD model, not the optional 6 stacker). After a few weeks when a radio became available (don't ask - it's the crappy parts situation in Australia) they replaced the radio. Few weeks later, problem returns - back to dealer who said they would order an upgrade model (still single CD). This was done, few weeks later, same deal. Won't bore you with full details but 6 radios later and about 9 dealer trips even I realise it's not the radio but a connection somewhere in the bowels of the dash. Contacted and complained to Kia Australia who were about as useful as a tissue paper umbrella.
In frustration one morning after it decided to die once more, I gave it a clip around the ears and connected with the binnacle over the radio. Radio works! Next time it died, I decked it again (ever so gently) - radio works - but it's dead boring driving along waiting for it to cut out then looking like a loon, whacking the dash! Anyway, reported all this to the dealer who finally decided through use of blinding logic that it was a loose connection or dry joint somewhere. Gutted the console and seemingly fixed the problem - until yesterday when the same ol' issue came back. At least it lasted nearly 2 months - whatever they did. Funny how such a small thing can sour your relationship with car and dealer. I wonder if anyone else out there in Sorento land has had similar audio problems? BTW, no dealer choice where I am!
Spleen vented, back to atmospheric pressure.