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Battery Dead Problems of Kia Motor Sorento



Kia Motor Sorento owners have reported 2 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2004 Kia Motor Sorento 1
Failure Date: 09/29/2011

When shutting off the engine the cooling fan stays running. If this is not noticed it will run until the battery dies and then the vehicle will need jumped. As I was researching on the internet it looks like there are issues with relays in kia's from 2003 to 2006. This problem happens at least once a month sometimes more. This time the battery had to be disconnected to get the fan to shut off. . This is a safety issue that needs to be researched farther in regards to how often this happens. I have not taken my kia to a mechanic yet due to the fact it is very costly to track an electrical problem. This problem does not happen all the time but if you are unaware of this problem you may go to start your car and it does not run. There are a high and low fan on this kia. Both of the fans are running but the high fan is almost silent. If this problem has been going on for at least four years there should be some way to hold the manufacturer responsible. Thank you for your time. .

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2005 Kia Motor Sorento 2
Failure Date: 05/09/2010

Over the last 4 years I have replaced the battery 3 times. Each time, the car had been sitting for a day or 2 and when I attempted to use it, the car/battery was dead. I have seen on line that the tccu (transfer case control unit) is probably the culprit and it is almost impossible to identify because the computer will show no history of it. Evidently, on rare occasions the computer will begin running diagnostics on the tccu when the car is being shut off. The drain on the system is enough to wipe out the battery. I have contacted kia - they do not acknowledge the problem and all they want to do is run a diagnostics test which will tell them nothing and will cost me more money. The cost of a new tccu is about $1500, probably why kia has no interest in replacing it.

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