Kia Soreno stall recall

Kia Sorento Recalled for Stalling Problem - Finally

The 2011 to 2013 model year Kia Sorentos have been recalled for a stalling problem and frustrated owners will say it's about time after frustrating experiences trying to get the problem fixed to no avail. Dealers couldn't find the problem until Kia came up with a solution.
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More than one Kia Sorento owner went so far as to post a video on YouTube. Frankly this video is not worth watching but what she said is worth noting, her Sorento stalled six times with no results from the dealership who was as stumped as she was. Her vehicle stalled, in the video, while in drive. "It's a very good thing there is nobody coming in the driveway behind me. Once again I will bring the car into Kia … and I will once again will be told the car is operating as designed."

Another comment on the page was, "I had the same problem. It was inconsistent stalling (4 times in 3 years) that couldn't be duplicated when taken to the dealership. If I put the Sorento in park and restart it would be fine. It would only happen when I stop and go. Final time it stalled out for good on the freeway. I couldn't move it out of Drive or Neutral. Dealership said the "drive assist" was faulty and replaced it."

Well, the problem wasn't the drive assist. According to The Car Connection, the issue is the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) and Kia "is conducting a voluntary service action to alleviate this problem."

The site adds, "Vehicles produced between July 12th, 2010 through January 31st, 2013 may be affected. Call dealers with the vehicle VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to determine vehicle eligibility. Owners also can call Kia Customer Service at 800-333-4542 or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference Kia Service Campaign # SC106."


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Our 2005 Kia Sorento has been doing this for years and is extremely dangerous. It happens randomly and we have tried everything imaginable. It is too scary to even drive. The car is in like new conditions, but useless.
My 2006 Kia Sorento does this too but throws no codes ... Wonder if it's my ecm
My 2005 Kia Sorenti stalled and wounds start several times. If you let it set for 30-45min, it would start and run fine then after getting into stop and go traffic, it would do it again. The vehicle spent 6 weeks out of 8 in and out of the shop. It turned out to be a little plastic gear by the cam sensor that was worn.
I have a 2008 kia and having the same ridiculous insane iissues. I have spent mounds of cash on kia product with out any satisfaction... The recalls for this vehicle does not coordinate with vehicles problem. If there's solution I really need the answer.,..
2013 Kia Sorento engine stalls while driving and will only idle. Have to turn off and restart and will go again. PCM has been updated and throttle body replaced once under warranty at 36,000 mi. and again at 68,000 mi. Had to pay $580.00 . Kia would not cover because first replacement was out of warranty. Customer service rep. Ali was rude and unwilling to try to help.
My kia Sorrento year 2013 just started stalling when it started the check engine lite can on it will start up then it will start stalling again
I have a 2008 Kia Sorento. The day after I bought it brand-new off the lot got it home was headed to work and it's stalled half a mile from my house. Call the dealer the dealer told me turn it off started back up and it would go and then bring it in. I did take it in could not find what it was and it continued to stall for the next year out of a year's time the car only had 6000 miles on it. I drove a loaner car more than I drove that car. I finally took it to the Lemon Law because Kia refuse to do anything about it being as the dealer could not locate what the problem was with many different electronical Parts being replaced. When I took it to the Lemon Law I got the car completely replaced free of charge through Kia. That car was a nightmare I was on interstate 80 in Illinois rush hour traffic flying my grand kids were in the car with me it stalled out of the blue I was scared to death. I thought for sure that day me and my three grandchildren we're going to die and that was the last straw I thought I won and today I still drive a Kia because Kim was wonderful and doing The Replacements after I had a few arguments. Today I drive a 2013 Kia Sorento and I am very very happy with my car and yes I would buy another one.
I have a 2005 sorento v6 ex 4wd with the same stalling issues as described above. I love the car and would love to find a fix. I work for a Kia dealership and have not been able to find the problem either. I have already replaced the ECU (computer) catalytic converters, intake and all gaskets, throttle position sensor, fuel pump, idle air control valve, radiator and hoses. I'm at my wits end and would appreciate any thoughts or ideas for a remedy.
Was the Camshaft Position Sensor replaced as well?
I sm going tbrough this rigjt now with my 2012 Sorento... this is my 2ng time having it back at the dealers after it stalling 5 times while driving. I live in Atlanta and my first stall caused an accident!... i brought the car as a preowned certified vehicle 9 months ago. I am out of its warrenty and acter reading the other posts im very fearful that i have bought a worthless car....smh!!!!
my wife is experiencing the same problems with her 2008 kia sorento. just took it to the dealership and they can't even look at it until next week. This is the second time. We found out through a very competent garage that they have bulletins for this issue but no recall. in otherwords no warranty replacement. I'd definitely discourage anyone else from buying one. If they knew they had a problem all those years why did they continue producing and installing fault parts. The bulletins proved that they knew there was a problem and did nothing to solve it,If that was not bad enough the service clerk treated my wife rude.
My 2013 sorrentoyo was running fine went to make a turn and car shut off Stuck in neutral is at dealership now
I have a 2005 kia sorento with same problems. Stalls then is fine for a week or 2. I have spent so much money in and out of the shop. Thousands of dollars what can i fo? HELP
my 2004 Sorrento also has the stalling problem.
2017 Serento. One month old just stalled with my daughter driving it. She said she stopped at a red light and the engine died. She just bought the car (first car purchase) and is very scared she has a lemon. Any more info on this from Kia?
Same problem with our 2016- been in the garage for 7 weeks- not fixed yet!!!!
I contacted a lawyer and was told that unfortunately we had 400 miles over the 12,000 to qualify for the lemon law -I am in the process of getting rid of it!
The problem they found out had something to do with he remote wires loose
Purchased 2017 Sorento for my daughter to drive. Stalled on me coming back from dealership after installing luggage bars. Then happened to my wife two weeks later while driving with my daughter. This is a brand new vehicle Called dealership and the service writer thought it was funny. I became irritated and he hung up on me. They told me after a week in the shop it was a loose alternator wire, I have worked in cars for years and that problem takes a teenager about five minutes to find. Hope that was truly the problem.With these impending recalls I wonder. Crossing fingers on a 2017????
So I own a 2006 kia sorento. The car has never left me on the side of the road till last week. I have been getting misfires. I replaced spark plugs and ignition coils. Problems persisted. I was driving up a hill in New England. It had a stalling fit. It came out of it. Then two months later. It stalled and died and would not turn over like it was not getting fuel. So today I installed a new fuel pump. Crossing my fingers. I turn the ignition on. The Kia was still not turning over. I felt and could not hear the fuel pump running. So I went to checking fuses. I found the engine fuse on the driver's side was blown. The fuel filter for this car is in the fuel pump. The service manual calls for replacing the filter at 60k miles. I have 122k miles. So I am thinking a clogged fuel filter cause the pump to fail. Then it caused a high amp draw to pop the fuse. The fuse is to the PCM. So the kia is running again. I never new the fuel filter was inside the pump.
Where is this engine fuse you a re e talking about? My 2013 Sorento is doing exactly like you described but I'm not finding any files labeled for the engine!
My 06 Kia Sorento stalled but I replaced main crank sensor and there was a fuel cutoff on passenger side fender that a wire had got caroused and I had to cut the wire and soter them back has ran great since..
I have a 2012 Sorento that has stalked twice in the last 3 weeks in traffic yesterday I was making a left hand turn . It gives you no warning you just end up with little to no brakes. You have to put it back in park to start and runs fine. No codes no check engine. I was told by KIA that only the 4 cylinder is effected not the 6 even though it's doing the same thing. Take to a dealer pay to have it diagnosed to not find the problem
Same stalling problems. Occurs when stopping then the engine shuts off. Is there some sort of class action that can be done about this? Kia seems to just ignore it as as 'intermittent' problem that cannot be determined.
My 04 Kia Serentois doing the same thing I've changed so many parts help is much needed
my 2014 Kia Sorento did the same thing. I lost power, I pushed on the gas and it wouldn't go. it started with the dashboard lights coming on then the lights were flickering on off, then I lost power and power steering. I pushed the button to turn the vehicle off and it wouldn't turn off. Had to hold the button down for several seconds before the car cut off. It also ate up about almost 40 miles of gas when I should have about 160 miles left on the tank of gas now it has 124
i have a 2013 forte not a sorrento.. aug 6, 2017: on the freeway going nearly 80mph and the engine blows, hole thru the bottom of the block where the piston rod shot thru it. almost caused an accident, vehicle bought new and maintained religiously by yours truly. warranty had expired by 2,500mi. FINALLY convinced kia to pay for repairs and got the car back on the road in NOVEMBER of 2017. total cost paid by kia? almost $9,000!!! TODAY. vehicle stalls at a traffic light on a busy street. will not re start. left it there. im ready to walk away from this useless brand despite having just spent $600 on a new clutch. this is ridiculous.