2007 Kia Sorento Problems

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 12/14/20 •  6 min read

 The 2007 Kia Sorento is one of the most spacious SUVs out there on roads. It is one of the most selling vehicles especially for the customers interested in small to midsize SUV. Kia Sorento is a well equipped, rugged, comfortable vehicle with the looks working as the cherry on the top.

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Despite being popular among the buyers,  Kia Sorento has some major drawbacks and Kia might have lost it’s several loyal customers  because of the 2007 Sorento. Here is a list of most commonly reported  2007 Kia Sorento problems.

Most Reported 2007 Kia Sorento Problems

Exterior problems

Kia Sorento 2007 is also called a lot of times for the lousy exterior. This may seem unusual, but the 2007 it has a major problem of door handle breaking.

There are many complaints forums about the broken door handle. The company won’t process the request of the customers and they have to get it repaired by a local mechanic. This problem is reported by many customers along with the doors jamming.

Hesitation while throttling

One of the qualities which is most looked forward by drivers is the acceleration of the vehicle. There are many reports by the customers that  Kia Sorento’s engine hesitates while throttling.

One owner mentioned that “When you press the pedal it takes some time before accelerating ” . The acceleration system of the Kia Sorento 2007 is electric.

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According to the dealer this is a software fault and the authorities are trying to fix it. Moreover ,  users are still waiting for the software update.

Air Bag Sensor

Another 1007 Kia Sorento problem is that the airbag sensors of the 2007 Kia Sorento have received a lot of complaints. The airbags do not indicate the person sitting on the front passenger seat.

One person has complained that “his 2007 Kia Sorento does not sense the person sitting on the front passenger sea “.. For the sensor to sense a person it , is necessary for the person  to cover the whole space. Another situation in which this vehicle senses the front passenger is that there must be another passenger on the back.

Kia Sorento has also been called back for this issue, but it was of little help. This issue must be resolved as it can cause major injuries in case of accidents.

4-WD Failure

The Four Wheel Drive failure was one of the most disappointing downsides to the 2007 Kia .The users have reported the breakdown of the four wheel drive system only after a few months of buying.

Even after checking all the fuses and the fuse box the problem was not fixed. The dealership wouldn’t cover this problem under the warranty and the user has to get it repaired by a local mechanic. Even after the repair the problem seems to not have any permanent solution.

Brake Lights Problems

2007 Kia Sorento problems

2007 Kia Sorento problems

The Kia Motors have also called back the 2007 Kia Sorento because of the fire due to circuitry of brake.

The dealership was clueless about this calling back of the 2007 Kia Sorento. Even after the repair , the problem wasn’t fixed and the brake lights remained on even after switching off the vehicle. 

Power Train

The power train issues are the most dangerous problems reported till now in the 2007 Kia Sorento. The 2007 Kia Sorento has been reported several times to have failed the gear changing system.

One of the users reported that the gear changing knob of the vehicle broke while changing the gear of the vehicle. Another owner  reported that “he faced problems such as the vehicle not being able to pump sometimes”.

Moreover, according to a customer his 2007 Kia Sorento’s acceleration almost died in his drive from a highway. The power train problem is by far the most dangerous and can cause the driver and the passengers to lose their lives.

Fire Problem

Among 2007 Kia Sorento problems is fire problem  which has occurred with too many of the Kia Sorento 2007 customers, and Kia seems to acknowledge it.

Although Kia authorities have called back and fixed this problem it just seems to be happening again and again. As of 06/01/2020, one of the customers reported that “he observed the smoke coming out of the hood. When he got the sight, he put out the fire using a wet towel and reported it to the fire department.

No one was injured in the incident, but the same can’t be said for the coming times”, he added.

Power Steering

This might not seem like much of a problem but the stiffening of the power steering poses a big threat. The power steering becomes stiff suddenly in Kia Sorento 2007, and can cause  difficulty in driving.

There is no scheme of events that causes power steering to become stiff as the problem is reported by many owners .

There are many of the other 2007 Kia Sorento problems besides these that are reported in short numbers. Many of these problems come under the warranty of the manufacturers and can be fixed.

However, there are also several problems that the dealerships do not take the blame for. If you are planning to buy  a Kia Sorento 2007, you must consider all these potential problems that it poses : exterior lighting brake light switch and the air bag frontal sensor or control module is also malfunctioning.

There are no brake lights upon applying the brakes, cruise control, esc lights, air bag and gear shift. One of the customers has also reported a complaint about the failure of the brakes.

2007 Kia Sorento Overview

While the Kia Sorento has a powerful engine and good crash test scores, reviewers have noted that the Sorento’s stiff ride and small interior limit its appeal. For these reasons, along with the numerous standard features, impressive V6 engine, and wide range of options available, Kelley Blue Book has declared the Sorento to be a big draw.

 The towing capacity of 5,000 pounds increases the frame’s roughness and many reviewers find it irritating, but with four-wheel drive and a truck-based frame, Car and Driver calls it “the right stuff for rock crawling.” “Well-equipped” describes the Sorento’s durability. 

Both BusinessWeek and Edmunds agree that the 2007 Kia Sorento offers superior value when compared to other midsize SUVs that have four-wheel drive and towing capabilities. It uses IntelliChoice’s formula to find an “average” cost for a new vehicle in its class.

The Sorento is an excellent compact SUV that delivers good value with strong towing capability and top safety ratings, but it is just slightly behind competitors in terms of comfort and fuel efficiency. Honda’s CR-V or Toyota’s RAV4 may also pique the interest of buyers.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.