Kia Sorento AC Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/19/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV produced by Kia Motors. It is a great choice for anyone looking for a large SUV that is both safe and stylish. In the last few years, Kia has become known for providing their customers with high quality vehicles at affordable prices. In addition to providing great service, they also provide great parts that are easy to install.

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However, the Kia Sorento is not perfect. Among the most common problems with the Kia Sorento is that the AC will not work. When this happens, it can be very frustrating. If you are having trouble with your AC, this article will provide you with pointers on how to fix your problem.

Common Causes for Kia Sorento AC Not Working

When your Kia Sorento AC is not working, there are several possible causes. In most cases, the problem is easily fixed. However, if you are not sure what the problem is, or if you want to do a preventative maintenance check, we will discuss these causes below.

Malfunctioning compressor

The compressor is what keeps your Kia Sorento cool. It consists of many moving parts that move gaseous coolants to liquid. It consists of moving parts that force air from a gaseous coolant to a liquid form. This is how the air inside your vehicle cools.

Sometimes the compressor unit of your Kia Sorento breaks. It is irreparable. If you switch off your air conditioner frequently, the moving parts of the air conditioning system still function. If you don’t turn on the air conditioning system of your Kia Sorento for a long time, the moving parts on the compressor can stay mobile. In such a case, the entire system of air conditioning has to be replaced. In such a case, the compressor or even the whole system might have to be replaced.

Leaking refrigerant

Low refrigerant levels in your Sorento are not necessarily a sign of a leak. Leaks in the AC system in your Honda Sorento are generally caused by something as simple as leaking O-ring seals, a leaking condenser or evaporator, or a cracked hose. When the refrigerant in the AC system starts to leak, you will find a small amount of a yellow or orange dye injected into it. When a refrigerant leaks again, the leaking part of the system will shine bright red under UV light.

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If you don’t have it serviced for a long time, the refrigerant level in the system will get so low that you cannot cool the vehicle properly. You will have to have the system refilled. If you notice that the coolant level drops quickly after that, it means that there is a leak.

Dirty blower motor

The blower motor is the main motor in the air conditioning system of a Honda Sorento, and blows cool air through the AC vents. Over time dust can build up on the fins and cause the air flow to become reduced, which reduces the cooling performance of the vehicle. This causes problems for the blower motor, which causes the air flow and cooling performance to be affected, and also causes unusual noises to be heard from behind the dash.

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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.

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