VIBRATION

Asked by Mar 15, 2009 at 05:44 PM about the 2006 Kia Sorento EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi have a vibration on my sorento which only seems to happen at 55mph as anybody got any ideas

14 Answers

25

Have you had your tires balanced lately? It is more than likely a balance issue.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
90

I have a 2006 Sorento with a similar problem. When I apply on the gas going 30 mph or faster I feel a shaking or vibration. My husband took it into have the tires rotated & balanced, but the problem is still there?

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
275

Pocket, Have you hit a kerb lately, or a hole in the road? This could lead to damage to the cv joint, stearing rack, track rod ends,etc. It could also be that one of the engine mounts is loose/broken. You will need to have the whole front end inspected by someone who knows what they are looking for. Get down, and get dirty

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
4,825

vibration can be due to various reasons. u got to get ur vehicle checked to know what exactly is the cause.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

I've the same problem. Had the front end checked, found nothing,so they said. This came from a garage that does mainly suspension work. Could the engine mount really cause this to happen?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
275

Worn, or split rubbers on the mounts could easily cause this problem, but since you have had the ok on the front end, perhaps you should look elsewhere. Take the timing belt off, and ensure that the belt is running true, and that the bottom pulley is running true as well. There was a fault on the bottom pulley bolt on this model, if I remember right. I will have to look and see if I still have that note on the computer somewhere. If I have I will post it on here, it might just help. It is not on this comp. will try the other tomorrow. Oh, did you do the timing yourself, or was it done in a garage?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
80

Been having same vibration issue. On mine it is only during acceleration of a small amount. If I go fast through the speed no issue, more when i am cruising at that speed range. Put new tie rod end that was worn, balanced and alliegned. Still vibration. It has 62,000 miles, and I need to do timing belt. Could timming cause this issue? and did you find the timing problem info you mentioned above.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.
10

I am experiencing a similar Vib. I have an above average level of mech. Experience. Last year I replaced my complete drive shaft ( really easy) as a 2007 owner, I had to replace the whole thing as simple hanger bearings were unavailable. Hint: buy a salvage yard shaft. I saved well over $600.00. Anyway, I am going to pursue early stages of a wheel bearing failure. I have replaced 3 so far . Then tire replacement as two of mine are overdue for rotation and tire "cupping" can cause a pulsating humming noise and Vib. Anyone else? Please help if you can. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
80

funny story hear. had vibration from 68 - 72. dealer replaced rear end, was good (or better) but never went away. Had TB and water pump replaced yesterday and now the vibration is much much less and now is consistently only at 70 mph........

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
80

PDATE -- I had read on another post it could be related to tire pressure...... sounded a bit lame BUT, I tried it, set tires at 32lbs (sticker on vehicle recommends 30psi) took it out for a drive and dang it if it almost completely removed the vibration. TRY IT!!! MAde my day. What and where I feel it now seems to be the right rear. May have to do with wheel runout or maybe wheel bearings. But it is SOOO MUCH better than it was I will deal with that later.

65

I have a 2014 which I just bought in July, brought it in to the dealer and they balanced the tires and everything and told me it may have just been flat spots in the tires. Gave it back to me and said it was fixed, but, it wasn't. It happens at 55 mph and sometimes feel it during braking, not to mention a slight jerking during braking as well.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

On front wheel drive models when the engine still cold it vibrates on accelerations and goes out when the car is warm already. On mine it was very hard to find coz when I brought it to the dealer my car is warmed already and the technician and me test drove the car, it did not vibrated. Next day test drove it, vibrates upon acceleration. Found out the axle on driver side pops out slightly causing vibration and car gets heated pop back in. Replaced the axle and the car no longer vibrates. Under warranty for 10 years.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Please check your front prop shaft, I have a similar problem on my 2006 SX, rotated wheels, had all rebalanced, today I went to get tracking done and prior to doing the tracking they had a quick look under the car, Fitter who happened to be an ex Kia mechanic tried to rotate the front prop shaft and found at least a half inch of play when he applied pressure, like the original post my vibration started around 55mph. Having read some similar reports on Kia Sorento forums, this is possibly a precursor to the shaft shearing, the cause being that because the grease nipples are very awkward to get at they are not done during service intervals unless specifically requested, I am not a mechanic, but mine is going into the dealer on Monday to be sorted, hope it helps

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Mine did the same thing. I had to replace 3 hubs. Of course not at the same time! Fixed my problem immediately. I can get up to 90 no vibrations at all! Good luck!

Your Answer

Sorento

Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 31,619 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,699.

ZIP:

Kia Sorento Experts

  • #1
    roc622
    Reputation
    510
  • #2
    griprim12
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe
286 Great Deals out of 17,859 listings starting at $1,950
Used Kia Sportage
269 Great Deals out of 18,630 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Highlander
519 Great Deals out of 33,728 listings starting at $2,450
Used Honda CR-V
717 Great Deals out of 58,756 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Equinox
973 Great Deals out of 61,749 listings starting at $760
Used Ford Explorer
1,047 Great Deals out of 70,248 listings starting at $2,100
Used Honda Pilot
536 Great Deals out of 39,798 listings starting at $300
Used Toyota RAV4
725 Great Deals out of 50,279 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Edge
976 Great Deals out of 52,028 listings starting at $3,000
Used GMC Acadia
941 Great Deals out of 52,733 listings starting at $3,500
Used Nissan Murano
382 Great Deals out of 23,705 listings starting at $400
Used Ford Escape
1,041 Great Deals out of 100,295 listings starting at $850
Used Kia Optima
424 Great Deals out of 32,389 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
293 listings starting at $26,315
2017 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
239 listings starting at $24,395
2016 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
109 listings starting at $17,465
2015 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $14,667
2014 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 88 listings starting at $12,778

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.