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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced drive shaft (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Kia Sorento drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012006

Sorento LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Carrier bearing went out on drive shaft. Couldn't just replace bearing, had to replace whole drive shaft. Did it myself.

- , Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Oct 122011

Sorento EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

Car was making a horrible noise . Took it to the Kia dealership which was 1 mile down the road from where I work ...... Would have taken it to the reputable family owned place,but that was on the other side of town and car would not have made it ! Kia checked it out....needed drive shaft replaced and power steering pump. Not under warranty. Paid 1800.00 to fix. When I went to pick up the car.......drove car home noticed engine light was on, called kia dealership to tell them and they said if I bring the car back there would be a minimum 79.95 charge unless I decide to have them do any repairs ....I just paid them $1800.00 to fix the car!! Looking at trading the car in. Would like a toyota, but would have to use this dealership which I refuse to give anymore money to !

- , San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 062006

(reported on)

Sorento LX

  • 2,000 miles

dealer tried to fix this twice with no luck. It feels like it is in the brakes but cant find anything wrong. I have given up I guess I'll have to wait till the wheels fall off ha. If any body has this same problem let me know??

- , Pedricktown, NJ, USA

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