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Kia Sorento, Transmission
#111 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia [jph291]
May 15, 2013 (4:22 pm)
Just bought a new 2014 Kia Sorento about 3 weeks ago and began having problems on the first week of having it. Feels like what jph291 is describing, riding along about 35-40mph, the engine feels sluggish, and WAMM!! When the transmission shifts, it feels like you've been hit from behind. Once it does this, the whole vehicle continues to "shudder" until you restart it.
The problem doesn't happen every time we drive, but it happens frequent enough.
The local Kia service department have been a blessing to deal with, doing all they can. Thus far, they have reset the "adaptive shifting" software in the computer, but nothing else. So far, they've had to reset it three(3) times already.
Had about a week of no problems and it started again today. Taking the vehicle in the morning back to the dealership/service, letting them take a look & do what they want, then I'm leaving with a different vehicle.
Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
Jun 10, 2013 (3:08 am)
I have a 2013 Kia Sorento, that I purchased new , it now has 7,700 miles and I have been experiencing some of the same things that is mentioned here. Mine happens when I go from reverse to drive. It jerked me so hard it hurt my neck and back. I thought I ran into someone. There is a lemon law in Ohio and I plan on pursuing it. This is way to dangerous for them not to replace my vehicle. I'm pretty sure these vehicles should be recalled or I see lawsuits in their future.
#113 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem [bent4]
Jul 01, 2013 (7:44 am)
Bent-my sorrento is doing the same exact thing. I am just down the road in shreveport and called the dealership. How can I get in touch with you to find out what the problem was and the dealership can identify your car so they can replicate the repair? Thanks
#114 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem [j2h]
Jul 01, 2013 (7:49 am)
Did this fix your problem? I am having same exact issue.
#115 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia Sorento SX transmission problem [plbjr]
Jul 14, 2013 (7:25 am)
I have had my brand-new 2014 Kia Sorento for 6 weeks. In that time, we've had to replace the alternator (2 weeks in...with a couple hundred miles on it--car just completely shut down like you all are saying), the battery, the AC broke during a trip across four states and now the rear sensor system isn't working. We decided to buy a new car to avoid "issues" -- we have purchased three used Kias previously and never had trouble. I am a loyal consumer but this kind of thing has me thinking, "Honda" all the time. The service department has been great -- we're getting to be good friends! But Kia, you've really disappointed me and my family. I'm not sure what to make of this car debacle, but I'm pretty sure the Kia dealership will have my "new" Sorento sitting on it in a few days.
#116 of 120 Re: 2011 Kia [tblack1545]
Aug 13, 2013 (3:09 pm)
My 2014 Sorento EX has the same issue. I am going in this week to address the problem with the dealer. The first 1-2 gear shift in the morning has a "klunk" and at 35-40 it feels like it is "winding up" and then shifting into the next gear.
#117 of 120 2013 - Kia Sorento 2WD Automatic w/GDI
Sep 19, 2013 (4:45 pm)
I have a 2013 Kia Sorento which I purchased new, has about 11,000 miles on it. I purchased it on July 2nd, 2012.
On 9/18/2013 While getting onto a freeway the vehicle made a strange jerking movement and I appeared to loose power. I let my foot off the gas and noticed the ECO light coming on and off, there were no other lights. I then put my foot back on the gas and it again jerked. I exited the freeway and the drove about 1 mile home with no other issues.. I thought maybe this was a one time thing.
About an hour later I took the vehicle out and about two blocks from my house the same thing happened. The same jerking movement and loss of power acceleration, almost as if the car was in neutral. Again, the problem quickly corrected itself and I took it straight to the KIA dealership.
The KIA techs had the car for a few hours, then I came to pick it up. They said the computer needed a program update, which they did. They could find no other error codes.
I took the vehicle home without issue. On 9/19/2013 my wife is driving the vehicle home from work and stops at a red light before an intersection. When the light turns green she hits the gas and nothing happens. There is no power. She tried shifting from park to drive w/o success. She then puts it in park, turned the engine off and restarts the vehicle. She is able to drive the vehicle home without any further problems. It was already 5PM so she couldn't take it to the dealership. We plan on taking it in again tomorrow, 9/20/2013. Some of the people here are having similar issues, has anyone determined the cause? I will keep you updated should I learn it.
Sep 29, 2013 (1:21 pm)
They replaced the battery which was one yr old. Been driving it since and it still has not fixed the issue although it seems to happen less.
#119 of 120 2013 Sorento EX V6 Transmission/gear shift
Oct 03, 2013 (11:23 pm)
My 2013 Sorento has about 23000 clicks and the problem i am having is the gear shifter , whenever i shift to REVERSE it makes a noticable thump, but its fine on other gears. Weirdest thing is i can only hear this thump after i have driven the car , first thing in the morning makes no thump. The only way for me to induce or replicate the sound is for me to shift the gear from Neutral to Reverse a numerous times to make the thump sound louder and louder , the first few shift is almost not noticable. When i shift from N to R about 5-7 times the noise becomes louder and i can hear a snapping sound with my doors open whenever i shift. Took it to the dealer and all they did was change the Solenoid and the sound is still there ..... the dealer had no answer to this. all they said was to drive it and see if there are any recall! What do you guys think is this or anyone of you have this gear shift noise .
#120 of 120 Re: 2013 Sorento EX V6 Transmission/gear shift [eosman889]
Oct 04, 2013 (3:10 am)
That's exactly what my 2011 sportage did. The dealership kept saying nothing was wrong with it. I traded it in before the problem was resolved.