Sounds like your very unhappy with your Sorento.............maybe it's time to part ways??Ive been reading about the recalls for the 2003 sorentos crankshaft but are there any for 2006? I Have an 06' Sorento LX and I swear every few months it's something else. This weekend I was merging onto a highway when I heard loud shreaking noise and all of a sudden my e-brake light came on, battery light came on and I lost power steering. I called KIA consumer assistance and the lady I spoke with was very rude and unhelpful. Ive been reading about so many people having the same exact problem and I'm still waiting to hear from the KIA dealership I bought it from. I lemon lawed the vehicle a few years ago for the check engine light coming on every 2,000 miles and only got some cash out of the settlement but it wasn't even enough to buy a new warranty! I read somewhere that the recall was in 2007 for the crankshaft and I bought the 06' used in September 2007 but the lady at KIA assistance told me there are no recalls for my vehicle.....ugh
Hi all, I'm new here. My wife and I just purchased a clean used 2007 Sorento with 130,000 miles on it, mainly to be used by her. We purchased this from a very reputable and well established Toyota dealership here.
I saw several mentions of this problem online before buying the car, and gave me some concern and hesitation. I called Kia with the VIN and they said it was not part of the cars with the issue. The '07 has the 3.8L engine with a timing chain rather than a belt. Anyone heard of any issues with this one? I really like the car, it drives and rides like a new vehicle.
I would say one thing to others reading complaints on the Kia...if you research just about ANY modern vehicle there will always be some issues out there. Apparently quality control isn't quite what it used to be, regardless of the manufacturer.
That is not entirely true. I replaced the timing belt twice over the length of ownership on a 2003no matter how many times you fix the bolt, it will snap again. Kia replaced the engine in 2007.
This is not the only vehicle with a "one time" bolt. Work on a Bmw, and you will be running into all sorts of bolts to replace. I did a starter replace on an 05 325i. Starter bolts were one time use items.Another thing, why should the crank bolt be changed when doing a Timing Belt? That is never done with any other vehicle. Is Kia that much of a piece of junk? I will never buy another Kia or Hyundai, and I am a used car wholsaler!