Kia Sorento Horn Not Working – How To Fix

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

The Sorento is a full-size SUV, which means it has a big body. It’s also a luxury car with plenty of features and is priced high enough to justify all of that. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the Sorento has a solid reputation for being one of the most reliable vehicles in its class. It’s well built and built to last, so you can count on it lasting you many years without much maintenance at all.

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The Sorento is actually quite versatile, as it can have a variety of uses, depending on what you want to do with it. However, it’s not without its faults. For one, the horn doesn’t work on the Sorento, which can be a problem if you need to get your attention. The Sorento horn is controlled by a switch in the center console and has to be pushed down to turn it on. Read through this article if you want to know more about the Kia Sorento horn not working.

Common Kia Sorento Horn Issues

A lot of people seem to have problems with the horn on their Sorento. Some of the issues include a horn that doesn’t work at all, which can be frustrating if you’re stuck in traffic or otherwise unable to use it. You can also have issues with the horn not working when you want it to, and this is usually because of some other problem that you need to fix first.

Troubleshooting Kia Sorento Horns

Blown fuse

For example, the wiring in your vehicle may be defective or damaged. The system might also need a replacement fuse or relay, which will prevent the horn from working when you want it to.

In most cases, a replacement fuse will be enough to fix this problem, but you should check and make sure before taking it into your local auto parts store. Also make sure that you get the right kind of fuse for your car’s model year and make sure that it’s compatible with your specific vehicle. If all else fails, then we recommend that you take your car into a professional mechanic for help fixing this problem.


There are many dirty spots on the front of your Kia Sorento, which over time cause dirt and other small particles to build up on the horn. This can cause corrosion in the connector and cause poor horn performance. Many different kinds of corrosion can occur on the connector in your horn system, leading to poor conductivity. You don’t necessarily need to replace the connector that’s corroded, as it is possible to clean the connector. When you are cleaning the horn connector, make sure the battery is removed and that the horn connector is completely dry before plugging it back in.

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Damaged relay

If the horn works fine but the power goes to the horn when it jumps, it’s probably a much bigger problem. If the horn works, try changing the horn relay to a different one. If that works, take your vehicle to a mechanic. If the horn works on the vehicle horn relay, you’re looking at a much bigger problem, and you should take it to a professional mechanic.

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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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