7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$60.00
Average Mileage:
68,250 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace coolant reservoir (2 reports)
2003 Kia Sorento cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 122007

Sorento Lx 4x4 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

There's no excuse for this to happen. I consider it a Mfg. error and Kia should offer the tank free.

- , Evans, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202007

Sorento EX AWD 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,500 miles

Heater would make a gargling sound like there was air in the system and there was no heat and the temp gauge would rise towards the hot level. Fortunately it was cool out and the ramp air kept the engine cool. Called KIA service and the mechanic told me to check the coolant overflow tank. It was empty. He said it probably has a crack in the bottom that is was a known problem. Did not see any coolant on my garage floor so I was puzzled (you could eat off my garage floor). Mechanic said you would not see any leak as it only leaks when warmed up and leaks onto the exhaust manifold so it would evaporate. Of course it happened 1500 miles after the 60k warranty. So I had to eat the cost of the part @ $95 which wasn't too bad.

- , Quincy, IL, USA

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