Kia Sorento owners manuals

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento specs

Model overview

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover seven-seat SUV manufactured as 2002 by South Korean maker Kia Motors.

The Kia Sorento is available in five trim levels: L, LX, S, EX Sport, and SX. 

The L and the LX are powered by standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (185 horsepower, 178 lb-ft of torque) and a six-speed automatic. A more powerful 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp, 252 lb-ft) engine with an eight-speed automatic is standard on the S, EX Sport, and SX. All trims without the L can be equipped with all-wheel drive.

Kia Sorento known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Kia Sorento are:

  • Coolant overflow bottle might fail or crack and cause overheating, lack of coolant or there is a wet spot underneath the car.
  • The crankshaft bolt is prone to break and can cause several issues to appear, including warning lights appearing on the dashboard, starting problems, or the crankshaft becomes off. 
  • Owners of the Sorento with automatic can experience gearbox problems produced by an issue with the electric plugs underneath the box. 
  • Black smoke or loss of power produced by the failure of the intercooler hoses. 

Kia Sorento PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the Sorento model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Kia Sorento to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
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