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  1. Door handle broke off...

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    FYI, as this is a known issue, I would advise anybody that's worried about this happening to them to disable the child locks for the rear doors if you don't need to use the child locks. This will allow you to open the rear doors from the inside should this happen to you. If the child locks are...
  2. 11 Sorento V6 EX push button start, still experiencing over cranking issues

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    I would say don't be too concerned about it. 3 seconds cranking before starting is not an issue, in my opinion. When did this start happening? Do you have to do anything special or does it just take 3 seconds and then it's fine after that? Also, you may not be able to do anything until it...
  3. Useful Youtube Videos

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    The following are useful Youtube videos I've found over time. Most are for the 2011-2013 Kia Sorento (XM) and some are more general and not specific to our Sorentos. Most are for the 3.5L V6 and some are for the 2.4L 4 cylinder. In addition, the 3.5L V6 used in our Sorentos has also been used...
  4. P0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    I believe all cars have the camshaft position sensor or even 2...1 for each bank of cylinders for a v6. I didn't think about changing it. Don't fix it if it ain't broke, I always say. I don't think them both using the hall effect would be a reason to have them changed. From the look of the...
  5. C1206 Error

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Did you recheck the code immediately after clearing it? Perhaps your code reader can't clear the ABS codes?
  6. Transmission flush and fill or multiple drain and fill?

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    I'm not sure which zip tie is being referred to, but if it's the one attached to the battery tray, I wouldn't cut it. I replaced my crankshaft position sensor a little while ago and I removed the battery and battery tray. I was about to cut the zip tie holding the conduit attached to the...
  7. Drive train noise while turning

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    the part number is in the thread. the new part number is in the TSB pdf and in the last post of the thread. I believe you must buy this at a dealer as I don't think it would be something an auto parts store would carry as it's a very low volume specialty item.
  8. Drive train noise while turning

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    I think jolt2 was referencing this https://www.kia-forums.com/2011-2013-xm-sorento-forum/251265-identify-sound.html when he was talking about the axle nut/hub/thicker washers. Good details there. When I read your post it didn't sound like what happened to me as mine was happening when going...
  9. New 2012 Sorento SX, Named It The Black Cherry

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    I saw a thread about taking the center console/radio out and it actually looks straightforward. May be a good DIY project if you can get a replacement, if nothing else works. I believe the member that I was thinking about is Cobra259. Not sure if he can help or not. I was trying to look for...
  10. New 2012 Sorento SX, Named It The Black Cherry

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Another piece of info... The Kia 3.5L V6 was also used in the Santa Fe...not sure which years. So, if you're looking at youtube for some how-to videos, sometimes the Santa fe videos are useful as well. For example, replacing the oil pressure switch.
  11. 2013 Sorento Alternator pulley replacement

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Found this on youtube for the 2.4L engine: Looks like it's a big DIY project or it might be something left to a mechanic. I thought it would be easier for the 2.4L than the 3.5L v6 but it doesn't appear so. Looks like the alternator is just in front of the frame making it difficult to...
  12. New 2012 Sorento SX, Named It The Black Cherry

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Another suggestion...for the door panel. I had some gunk on the inside door panel that I couldn't remove. It was on the long handle that you pull to close the door when it's open...not the chrome handle the you pull to open the door latch. In any case, on the long angled handle, there is a...
  13. New 2012 Sorento SX, Named It The Black Cherry

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Another suggestion...for winter tires. You can also go down to a 17 inch or possibly a 16 inch tire. That's what I did. I used steel wheels instead of another set of aluminum wheels. I painted them white though. The brand/model of tire I used is Arctic Claw XSi. Don't remember the size and...
  14. New 2012 Sorento SX, Named It The Black Cherry

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Nice! Other suggestions... For you nav problem, I was trying to see if other's had encountered it. It hasn't happened to me and I hope it doesn't. Anyway, I came across some interesting posts for other Kia models with navigation systems. They suggest that what they saw was that the nav is...
  15. Windshield Washer Fuse Location

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    If it doesn't end up being the fuse, you can also check if there's any junk clogging up the hoses and such. I remember reading for other cars that there's a filter in the washer reservoir like a little mesh screen. Something to check...
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