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These two videos show the oil pressure sensor. First one shows the oil pressure switch from an engine that has been taken out of the car and the second shows someone taking the engine apart to get at the oil pressure switch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3-9vNyTByo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IucDSPfZqGE

The mechanic in the first video talks about the oil running down the left side of the engine if a problem occurs with the oil pressure switch.

If you didn't notice any oil leaking it may have been doing this for a while

Is yours still under warranty? That would be your best bet. Even though you've not been changing the oil at the dealer, they should still honour your warranty if you're still within the mileage and time limit.

Found a reference to an oil pressure switch here in a TSB: 2013 Kia Sorento TSBs | CarComplaints.com

Says the following but doesn't actually describe details:

TSB #PS-211
NHTSA ID #10044560
Date Announced:
MAY 01 2012
Additional Info:
How to Fix
Summary: KIA: DUE TO DESIGN OF DRAIN HOLES IN VALLEY OF LAMBDA V6 ENGINES, A MISDIAGNOSE OF A POSSIBLE OIL LEAK SOURCE IN REAR MAIN SEAL OR OIL PAN, WHEN ACTUAL LEAKS COMING FROM ENGINE VALLEY,OIL FILTER HOUSING, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, AND/OR GASKET

I'll check if I've had mine done...I think I did.

You can call KIA customer service and ask if there's a recall on the oil pressure switch and when it was issued. If you've been at the dealer after it was issued, they should have checked for outstanding service bulletins.

Unfortunately, it may be better for you to go with your dad to the dealer. Sucks. Be assertive.

Good luck.
I just replaced mine about 2 weeks ago.
https://www.kia-forums.com/2011-2013-...re-sensor.html

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This repair was only recalled on Canadian cars. Contacted Kia after being told it was going to cost 898.00 to fix the oil pressure switch, gasket, and harness. Kia refuses to a knowledge the American part is just as defective as the Canadian piece. 2013 Kia sorento. Pass this along I am certain there are enough people to have Kia faced with another class action law suit for defective parts.
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Thumbs down Oil Pressure Sensor replace x 3

Hi.

Canadian. 2011 Kia Sorento 6cyl. Oil pressure sensor blown for the 3rd time. I purchased the vehicle used in 2015. I'm being charged 600 bucks per replacement. Based on my investigations, its clear this is a known issue. I understand that there was a service bulletin on this issue back in the day, but I'm unclear as to what this really means.

a) Is my mechanic ripping me off? See the complexity of the repair, but I'm unsure if $600 is the actual cost.

b) is there some more permanent fix out there? This is the third replaced sensor in 18 months.

And assistance you smart people could offer would be helpful. Even if its: suck it up buttercup. At least I would know that this is an issue with poor design by Kia and not me getting ripped off by my mechanic (Who I've trusted but...this is the third gosh-darn time...heavens to betsy...not my preferred language...)
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2012 V6 Sorento, noticed oil drips by the mailbox and a little on the garage floor (oil level was fine).
Then a couple days later the light started flickering. Called the dealer and they said "bring it in right away, when it goes IT GOES". Headed out to the garage to go drop it off and the floor looked like a crime scene (oil rather than blood).
Topped off the oil and grabbed a couple quarts for the road and ran it over to the dealer. Left a nice pool of oil in there parking lot as well.

Just assumed that it would be a recall or warranty item based on their knowing exactly what the issue was when we called. But nope, no recall and not covered under warranty (even though the Hyundai equivalent model DID have a recall from what I read). When I found out what it was and WHERE it was located (buried under the intake manifold), my first thought was an engineer somewhere needed to be fired!! $300 repair for a $15 sending unit that is pretty much guaranteed to fail at least twice in it's life-time.

Of course now that it is nearing the end of it's 100k mile warranty, 2 of the last 3 times the oil has been changed (by the dealer mind you) we have ended up with a minor oil leak. First time it happened we took it in thinking it was the sending unit going bad again. Nope, paid them $65 to be told $800 to fix it because the oil filter canister needs to be replaced??? Luckily the first incident did stop on it's own, now this last time (changed 1,000 miles ago) it came back leaking, and is still leaking (just enough to be annoying). Reminded them that they have been the only one's that have ever changed oil on it. Response was "it happens". Have been keeping an eye on it, still shows full on the stick. No response when I e-mailed them with my complaint.

Will be shopping for a new vehicle this Summer and will be sure to stop by Kia to "look", just so I can voice my displeasure one last time before turning to my wife with a "let's go see what Toyota has".
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I replaced my 11 year old leaky sensor on my 07 Sedona with a 9475037100QQK. It only lasted 4 weeks before leaking again and no warranty since I put it in myself. The "QQK" is a discounted part code for the TSB and only cost $5 so I ordered 2 this time to have a spare. It is still much cheaper than having it put in.

If the new sensor leaks, is there a pressure relief valve I should be looking into?
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Why so much t chane the oil filter canister? It looks like its not to hard to change...What am I missing?

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2012 V6 Sorento, noticed oil drips by the mailbox and a little on the garage floor (oil level was fine).
Then a couple days later the light started flickering. Called the dealer and they said "bring it in right away, when it goes IT GOES". Headed out to the garage to go drop it off and the floor looked like a crime scene (oil rather than blood).
Topped off the oil and grabbed a couple quarts for the road and ran it over to the dealer. Left a nice pool of oil in there parking lot as well.

Just assumed that it would be a recall or warranty item based on their knowing exactly what the issue was when we called. But nope, no recall and not covered under warranty (even though the Hyundai equivalent model DID have a recall from what I read). When I found out what it was and WHERE it was located (buried under the intake manifold), my first thought was an engineer somewhere needed to be fired!! $300 repair for a $15 sending unit that is pretty much guaranteed to fail at least twice in it's life-time.

Of course now that it is nearing the end of it's 100k mile warranty, 2 of the last 3 times the oil has been changed (by the dealer mind you) we have ended up with a minor oil leak. First time it happened we took it in thinking it was the sending unit going bad again. Nope, paid them $65 to be told $800 to fix it because the oil filter canister needs to be replaced??? Luckily the first incident did stop on it's own, now this last time (changed 1,000 miles ago) it came back leaking, and is still leaking (just enough to be annoying). Reminded them that they have been the only one's that have ever changed oil on it. Response was "it happens". Have been keeping an eye on it, still shows full on the stick. No response when I e-mailed them with my complaint.

Will be shopping for a new vehicle this Summer and will be sure to stop by Kia to "look", just so I can voice my displeasure one last time before turning to my wife with a "let's go see what Toyota has".
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