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  1. 15 Sorento sx steering wheel volume control will not increase volume

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I got the message from ron1004.....several times actually.....and I'm not trying to be snarky but I'm not sure what the story is on that issue. When I look at my signature it shows clearly (to me at least) that I reside in California. It has shown that fact ever since I joined the forum in 2014.
  2. 15 Sorento sx steering wheel volume control will not increase volume

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    This is a follow-up on my steering wheel volume control issue. As mentioned in a previous post, the entire assembly surrounding the air bag must be replaced which requires the removal of the steering wheel. I suspect that if one has troubles with the cruise control switches the repair would be...
  3. 15 Sorento sx steering wheel volume control will not increase volume

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I had the exact same issue two days ago (2014 SX) and my warranty expired in July. Great timing! I thought that just the small panel which holds the volume and mode controls could be swapped out but not so. The entire piece surrounding the air bag, which includes the cruise control on the...
  4. Moving On

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    Farewell Wizard. I too am sorry to see you go as we will all greatly miss your wisdom. Best of luck with your new toy.
  5. 10w30 in winter

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    Designers with advanced degrees in mechanical, metallurgical, and petroleum engineering specify which fluids are optimum for the vehicles which they conceive. No one in the known universe knows more about their products than they do. Moreover, the company standing behind the warranties on...
  6. creaking in pillar below panoramic sunroof

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    My 2014 did the same thing on the passenger side. The good news is that the problem slowly became less noticeable over time and has now stopped almost entirely. I have no idea what caused it or what "fixed" it.
  7. Does seat cooling feature in SXL model use air conditioner to cool?

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    What elfyguy said. I've found that the way to make the seat cooling most effective is to turn on the AC and make sure at least part, if not all, of the air flow is directed towards the floor. The fan in the seat pan will blow this cool air up through the ventilation holes in the seat.
  8. Navigation Turn-by-turn Directions

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    waypoints I'm not trying to be a troll here but to me the bottom to top list makes sense. I would look at the list in the same way that I look at a map of my route. The first cross street that I encounter is at the bottom of the screen. The second street is in the middle of the screen, and...
  9. Antenna Base

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    My insurance company paid it. The original estimate was about three hundred bucks or so but once the body shop started on the job they discovered that it was neither quick nor simple. And after they were into it there was really no turning back regardless of the complexity as the thing needed...
  10. Antenna Base

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    Antenna replacement The mast is just a simple screw in arrangement. My experience is not relevant here but may be interesting to some. My antenna mast was broken off and the body (lower part) of the antenna was damaged in the process so the whole thing needed to be replaced. In order to...
  11. Wheel changing and bolt torque

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    What Steelwindmachine said. The manual lists the proper torque settings for the wheel bolts and more than one poster thinks he has better numbers!! No one in the known universe knows more about these vehicles than KIA, and no one has a greater interest in ensuring that they perform as well as...
  12. 2014-2015 Sorento V6 GDI ENGINE MISSING RESOLVED!

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I've learned from years of reading automotive forums that starting an oil thread is inadvisable. So I'm definitely NOT trying to do that here but I would appreciate a source for the advice about Castrol oil. I don't currently use Castrol oil and have no vested interest in Castrol or any of its...
  13. Misfires and dealer unable to duplicate

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    Just a thought.....Google "GDI engine problems" Your problem may be totally unrelated, but other owners are experiencing similar issues due to the inherent nature of the GDI design to result in carbon buildup on intake valves.
  14. Junky smartkey fobs

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I keep my key ring in one pocket and my fob in a different pocket. What's so hard about that? I've never seen so much discussion about a "problem" which is essentially a no-brainer.
  15. Hill braking feature, not there anymore?

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I have a 2014 SX and it has what KIA calls the Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) as standard equipment. I don't know about the LX and EX models. The function is described on page 5-42 of my owner's manual and notes that it only holds the brakes for 1.5 seconds.....not very long. Obviously one...
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