My 2006 sorrento occasionally shifts into 4 wheel drive on its own, can anyone tell me how to stop this happening?

10

Asked by Sep 16, 2014 at 05:15 AM about the 2006 Kia Sorento

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2006 sorrento xe occasionally shifts into 4 wheel drive on its own. What is causing
this to happen?. Tyres are good all round but fronts have more tread than rears, could this
be the problem?

3 Answers

35,615

Try putting the front tires on the back and the back tires on the front and see what happens.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Cheers Mark. Have got new rears now and see what happens, don't think this is the problem as my car has manual 4 wheel drive switch to select either 4 wheel high or 4 wheel lo or 2 wheel drive which is the position for normal on road use.Its when in 2 wheel drive that car goes into 4 wheel drive could it be the solenoid switch on the transmission that is faulty or possibly the vacuum pipes that operate the transfer box?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
35,615

Try the vacuum lines first. See if that's the problem. Then the solenoid.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sorento

Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 28,972 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:

Kia Sorento Experts

  • #1
    roc622
    Reputation
    500
  • #2
    griprim12
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe
246 Great Deals out of 15,704 listings starting at $1,523
Used Kia Sportage
243 Great Deals out of 17,931 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
469 Great Deals out of 30,402 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda CR-V
760 Great Deals out of 56,072 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Equinox
986 Great Deals out of 60,959 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Explorer
908 Great Deals out of 67,921 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Pilot
506 Great Deals out of 35,416 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota RAV4
708 Great Deals out of 45,655 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Edge
888 Great Deals out of 52,093 listings starting at $1,745
Used Ford Escape
1,064 Great Deals out of 93,902 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Optima
396 Great Deals out of 29,719 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Acadia
957 Great Deals out of 51,090 listings starting at $3,284
Used Nissan Pathfinder
369 Great Deals out of 26,471 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Sorento For Sale
12,566 listings starting at $18,490
2017 Kia Sorento For Sale
149 Great Deals out of 5,615 listings starting at $17,777
2016 Kia Sorento For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,122 listings starting at $12,488
2015 Kia Sorento For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 2,257 listings starting at $10,000
2014 Kia Sorento For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,757 listings starting at $8,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.