Kia Motor Sorento owners have reported 5 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Kia Motor Sorento based on all problems reported for the Sorento.
In the past 3-4 months I have replaced my battery twice the 1st time I had my truck about 2. 5yrs so I didn't think much of it but I had the same problem after replacing battery within 3-4 months battery would die I would get a boost after a few days same thing happen again. Electrical system seems out of wack when I use left turn signal my headlights will go off until I turn the turn signal off, also my steering wheel controls will not operate the right feature ie I would hit mute but it will not mute but act as if it is the volume down control air bag light for passenger would come on even if no one was in the seat.
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Car was parked in garage over the weekend, from Friday 4pm till Monday 6am, started car Sunday night, backed out of the garage to put out the trash for Monday pickup, pulled the vehicle back in the garage and shut it off. Monday at 6am battery was dead. Nothing was left on overnight in car.
Left 2014 Sorento sxl at airport parking and flew to another city for one week. Came back to find vehicle will not start. Battery was dead. I sprained my back trying to open the SUV trunk from inside as there was no power available to release the trunk lock. Five (5) similar events have happened to me, one of them at the kia dealership and they have not been able to find the cause of the problem. In researching the web, it seems to be a common problem that kia has not resolved and many people are affected with battery drain within 3 to 5 days of leaving the car in the garage.
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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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.
See all problems of the 2005 Kia Motor Sorento .
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|Electrical System problems||
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Crankshaft Position Sensor problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||
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