definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,447 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento engine problems

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2006 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #2

May 032011


  • 57,000 miles


Crankshaft torque bolt sheared off causing the braking and steering to become stiff resulting in greatly diminished control of the vehicle. The pulley assembly began to squeal resulting in parking the vehicle until it was time to take it to the dealership for service of the concern. Enroute to the dealership the brake and engine light appeared and braking became sluggish and steering appeared to be stiff. Was able to make it to the dealership and I opened the hood seeing that the serpentine belt had come off. The following day the dealership notified me that the crankshaft torque bolt had sheared off and they were calling Kia to determine a fix for replacing the bolt or if the engine would need replaced. After some brief research this appears to be a recurring problem for several Kia models and model years.

- New Cumberland, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222006

Sorento 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,894 miles
2006 Sorento was purchased in Nov 2005. Jan of 2006 the check engine light came on and I was told it was due to possible loose gas cap. First time tail light went out was in July of 2006. Right rear tail light was replaced. In October of 2006 a tail light bulb was replaced during my 15,000 mile maintenance. In November 2006 right tail light went out and Kia replaced bulb once again. In December of 2006 left tail light went out and check engine light came on. Bulb was replaced and I was told my spark plugs were misfiring and were replaced. A day later my check engine light came on again. I am now trying to see what day I can take off of work yet again to go and have the check engine light looked at.

- Culver City, CA, USA

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