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Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby sweeks » September 18th, 2008, 12:10 pm

Does anyone own a Sorrento?

What are the pros and cons of buying one.

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Postby acesinghit » September 30th, 2008, 9:49 am

no cons all pros. sweet body on frame vehicle, excellent diesel mileage, very luxurious for the price and body/suspension is like a Chevy Tahoe (like a rock).

looks nice in any colour and pulls attention all the time even though its design is 6 years old already. Lastly it has 5-star crash safety.

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Postby polarized » October 15th, 2008, 4:53 pm

Anyone knows how to open the dashboard of a 2003 kia sorento 2.5 diesel? I want to switch to an electronic antenna since the stock stopped working and is $1100 in the firm. It is the dash with a big continuous horizontal cover on the top, about 10 inches back and comes forward an inch beyond the front of the radio. The a/c controls are all buttons to press, not round knobs to rotate. pm me if u want to see pics.

Also, has anyone put in a turbo timer and had any problems with locking/unlocking the doors using the transmitter? I have a factory installed keyless entry system (ie a kia transmitter, not viper/aftermarket) and i want to make sure i can still lock the doors with the transmitter if i install a timer. The transmitter has 4 buttons: lock, unlock, open back window, and panic.

ANY info is appreciated. :)

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Postby lalos » November 5th, 2008, 12:42 pm

I read on some forum that to open the dash, you have to pull out the two side panels first, then you will get to the screws to remove the top and deck. Those two panels-some come in wood grain finish, is just cliped on the the dash, they said just pull if forward to you with some force, or use a plastic tool to pry it. they know what they are talking about, cause it had pics of it off showing the clips ect..

Also i put in a turbo timer in my sorento, an know, the keyless entry wont lock the doors when the van is on with the timer counting down. it only works when the engine is off apparently. but i had an viper alarm installed and so i use the alarms keep pad to do every thing the kia keypads do..including opening back window.

Do you know if there are any DVD Decks, or any other that can work back in the space but also maintain the use of the controls on the steering ?

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Postby polarized » November 5th, 2008, 3:16 pm

:D Thanks for the info.

I just opened the dash using a flat screwdriver to pry from the bottom end of the narrow side section and pull the face forward. There are 3 clips on the lower half of the face and 3 clips on the horizontal section on top of the dash. They all slide out basically forward. The whole a/c vent assembly(3 inches) u can see, comes off with the face. I do not think it is wise to try pulling using the vent or the directional fins. You can see the screws holding the faces for the middle section now.

I do not know of any decks that keep use of the steering wheel controls.

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Postby CBharath » November 19th, 2008, 4:36 pm

i ride a sorento already , very smooth and quiet for a diesel

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby polarized » October 7th, 2010, 11:39 am

Where can i go besides ss to service my sorento?
Who has good prices for sorento parts ?

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Postby Dane_Jerrus » October 27th, 2010, 12:19 pm

I recently purchased the 2004 model... very executive SUV and the Diesel is a lot easier on the pocket!! anyone know where i can get Sorento accessories??

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby polarized » April 20th, 2011, 11:28 am

I have a 2003 2.5 turbo diesel Sorento.

One of my fuel injectors is dead and I need to buy a new one, but there are actually 3 different models in my engine right now. The dead one has a big Z letter stamped on it, on the engine two have Y and and one has no big letter. I got a 'no letter' borrowed and it works well on the engine- a few days with highway runs and no problems. $$ says $4500 for one injector, but I cannot see what actual model it is until I buy it... and online is $700usd for 4. A kia mechanic told me any one works for the engine (which I am running proof of) but he doesn't know which is stock or which is the best one. How I got different ones I do not know. Another $$ mystery I suspect.

My question is- Can another diesel sorento owner check and tell me what letters they have on the top of their injectors. You would have to take off the plastic engine cover (4 screws) and just read the top of the 4 light blue/green caps.

Hopefully I can figure out which is stock or most common.

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Postby Dane_Jerrus » August 15th, 2011, 5:21 pm

Any one know where I can get the Fuel Pressure Regulator?? (Besides SSS)

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Postby rxforever » October 31st, 2011, 8:29 am

just bought one myself...sweet vehicle....what body and brand oil u all use...wanna go syntheic...and any one know the part no for the filter......its a pcb...2007

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Postby driveshaft » March 5th, 2012, 3:17 pm

need to geet a booster and master cylinder for kia sorento,,,,where can i get this?....plz help

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby polarized » March 22nd, 2012, 8:54 am

my steering rack has play on the left side, the alignment place is saying i need a new rack. Is this something that can be repaired or do I really need a new rack. SS is saying $14.1k for it new.

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Postby Mr. Red Sleeper » March 26th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Just got mine. PCC, so second hand but only doing 45xxx on the odo.
Virtually new, however the cruise control seems not to work at times. Also the fog light bulbs don't work but i tested the bulbs and they aren't blown. So Electrician will be the first order of buisness this weekend.

Apart from those 2 minor(hopefully) issues. This is a fantastic vehicle that delivers in all aspects.

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Postby Mr. Red Sleeper » March 6th, 2013, 10:11 am

looking for a sorento thats dead or damaged.. need some parts..

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby SNIPER 3000 » December 20th, 2013, 3:08 pm

Any one has issues with the rear door and glass not locking with the key fob or keys?

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby mamoo_pagal » February 9th, 2014, 7:01 pm

looking to buy one for myself, any reviews from current owners?

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby sweeks » February 9th, 2014, 7:55 pm

Happy to see this thread is still alive ...

Will be happier to see the questions answered.

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby gundelero » February 25th, 2014, 12:47 pm

loving the sorento, i bought a 2004 model recently and i'm enjoying it.

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby mamoo_pagal » March 2nd, 2014, 10:10 pm

recently purchased a 2010 model (2.2 diesel), so far loving it!!! Highly impressed by KIA, anyone install aftermarket radio ect? or still running stock?

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Postby Cashcash » May 22nd, 2014, 3:43 pm

rxforever wrote:just bought one myself...sweet vehicle....what body and brand oil u all use...wanna go syntheic...and any one know the part no for the filter......its a pcb...2007




Great vehicle..only SUV on a 'truck body'..anybody with ac problems...?

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Postby rookie » May 25th, 2014, 7:58 am

Looking for a front bumper grill and right side door handle for 2011-2013 diesel 5 seater kia sorento and fellas where sells sorento parts other that the firm, am a new owner thanks for the help :D

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby gundelero » May 26th, 2014, 8:10 am

guys,

i have a 2005 kia sorento, 2.5 turbo diesel. i am looking for a pari of chrome circular side steps and A-shaped bull bar for the front. Who has and average cost?

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby gundelero » August 16th, 2014, 8:53 am

tuners,

I am having trouble with my 4wd. it is remaining locked in the 4wd LOW position, even with the dial switch on the 2HI position. can anyone assist here? what needs servicing? i am worried about driving it normally in 4LO position.

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby 1journey » July 12th, 2016, 11:59 am

I'm a 2011 model KIA Sorento owner.
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic?

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Postby sweeks » July 13th, 2016, 3:10 pm

1journey wrote:I'm a 2011 model KIA Sorento owner.
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic?


Ganesh 769-1513

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby sweeks » July 13th, 2016, 3:11 pm

Anyone got the new model yet?

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Postby Joshie23 » July 16th, 2016, 4:25 am

sweeks wrote:Anyone got the new model yet?


A thing of beauty, isn't it..

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Re: Any Kia Sorrento Owners on the forum?

Postby rayj » October 31st, 2016, 11:41 am

Looking to do the same on an older model ('07-'09) I recently bought.
Seeing references to there being a factory installed amp, but was wondering if that's for only north american models?
Don't wanna buy an output converter if its not necessary. Not finding much info out there... looking for a wiring schematic/diagram. Any luck?

mamoo_pagal wrote:recently purchased a 2010 model (2.2 diesel), so far loving it!!! Highly impressed by KIA, anyone install aftermarket radio ect? or still running stock?

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Postby mamoo_pagal » October 31st, 2016, 3:31 pm

rayj wrote:Looking to do the same on an older model ('07-'09) I recently bought.
Seeing references to there being a factory installed amp, but was wondering if that's for only north american models?
Don't wanna buy an output converter if its not necessary. Not finding much info out there... looking for a wiring schematic/diagram. Any luck?

mamoo_pagal wrote:recently purchased a 2010 model (2.2 diesel), so far loving it!!! Highly impressed by KIA, anyone install aftermarket radio ect? or still running stock?

Actually I swapped out the head unit and put n an 880prs and changed the entire audio system, a mini sq setup. You can get the dash kit with harness on eBay and it's really easy from there. YouTube has instructions to remove the interior trim.

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