Kia Sorento 2017 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Sorento 2017 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Why does my 2017 Kia Sorento randomly lose power?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2021

It sounds like something electronic is randomly playing up and that’s causing the intermittent problem. Modern engines like these use a raft of sensors to keep the on-board computer informed of what’s going on and keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. If just one of those sensors stops working properly, all sorts of havoc can result.

It’s a bit strange that the on-board diagnostics of the vehicle aren’t throwing up a relevant fault code when your mechanic interrogates the computer but, again, some of these modern electronic systems require some pretty specific software. Which means a trip to a Kia dealership might provide a more in-depth answer to what’s going on.

The good news is that since 2014, Kias sold new in Australia have been covered by a seven-year warranty, so your Sorento is well and truly still under that factory cover. Which means it shouldn’t cost you anything to have the problem sorted out by Kia.

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Kia Sorento 2017: Broken audio system

Answered by CarsGuide 24 May 2019

It will be a problem with the antenna. Have your dealer check it for you and perhaps replace it.


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What's the best secondhand small SUV to buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Apr 2018

Of those you list I would go for the Mitsubishi ASX. You could also try the Kia Sorento or Mazda CX-5.

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Ford Falcon: What's a good replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Nov 2017

There’s no good reason to not buy a Falcon, parts will be available for many years yet. There’s the Commodore, but it too is out of production. Other than that there’s no similar sized car available for you. You need to think about getting an SUV, such as a Toyota Kluger, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-5.

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Kia Sorento 2017: Is it worth waiting for the updated version?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Aug 2017

There is a new model on the way, as you say, and we would say hold off if you can.


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What cars are similar to the Volkswagen Passat?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jul 2017

That’s the problem with VWs, you can get six good ones in a row, but the next one could be a lemon. Rather than a wagon you’re probably looking at an SUV. I would suggest a Kia Sorento, Subaru Outback, or Toyota RAV4.

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Sorento or Sportage?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Mar 2017

If the diesel has worked for you then I don't see any reason why you shouldn't buy another one. Do your sums on the cost of running a diesel versus a petrol engine and if that works out in favour of the diesel, and you haven't had any issues with the DPF then I would stick with what has been good for you.

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Best car to drive around Australia?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Mar 2017

You first need to decide the level of off-roading you will be doing because that will determine if you need a four-wheel drive or you only need an all-wheel drive SUV. From what you have told us I suspect that an SUV, such as a Kia Sorento, Toyota Kluger, or a Nissan X-Trail would be the best all-round vehicle for you. All of those would fit your budget, they will all go off-road to a reasonable degree, and they're all reliable. The Mitsubishi Triton is a hard-riding ute, which I don't think is what you want, but the Suzuki Grand Vitara is a good vehicle and would also fit your needs.

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Suitable replacement for Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Feb 2017

Range Rovers are great, but they can be expensive to run and service.

I would strongly recommend the Sorento, particularly if you find it gives you the comfort and support you need.

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Best family SUV that can tow?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Feb 2017

All of the vehicles are worthy choices, but you need to be careful about the towing ratings of them. The Kia Sorento, which would be my choice, is rated at 2000kg, which is right on your towing requirement. Others, such as the 2WD Everest, are rated to tow much more. Others, like the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Prado, are full-on 4WDs, and would seem beyond your needs.

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