Kia sorento stuck in four wheel drive

Asked by Oct 29, 2011 at 09:26 AM about the 2004 Kia Sorento LX 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

comes out when the fuse removed

6 Answers

255

its not the trans it is the turque convertor lock up solonoid check that

14 of 14 people found this helpful.
230

You have to put it in neutral to switch it in and out of fwd low or it will stick in fwd. had the same problem and was told that by the Kia dealer - never had the problem again. :)

23 of 23 people found this helpful.
260

just had this problem I put it in neutral and shut it off turned it back on and light went out...my question why isnt these instructions in the manual I was driving around like that for 3 damn days until I looked this up

16 of 16 people found this helpful.
40

my 2004 KIA sorento just started dragging to move forward in drive. It takes off fine in low gear and when it gets moving it shifts fine in second and drive. Also the over / drive button / switch is stop working. I changed the throttle position censor and it start started working fine for about ten minutes then it stopped and everything went back as before.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
30

Thanks it just worked for me after my 2004 KIA Sorento got stucked on 4WD Low and looks like the gear wasn't changing while in motion. All I just did as advised above was to put the gear in neutral and turned 0ff the ignition on the neutral gear; then turned on the ignition again....and...bingo!!!! my car is back to normal again and no longer showing 4WD Low. Thanks guys!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

Your suggestions have been so helpful - thank you! Our N reg Kia Sorentro went into four wheel drive after driving our daughter to school. The gears didn't change up on the return journey and I limped back home slowly (about 4 miles). Called the RAC and while waiting for them to arrive and thinking the worst that the gear box was on it's way out and would cost thousands to fix, I googled Kia Sorento suck in 4X4 and this site came up. After reading these suggestions went straight to the car turned the ignition on, put it in nutral turned the ignition off and back on again and the light went out! Just then the RAC turned up and suggested I took it for a spin and the car seemed fine changing up and down the gears as normal.... Thank you for your advice - very very helpful indeed!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sorento

Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 32,794 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $1,400.

ZIP:

Kia Sorento Experts

  • #1
    roc622
    Reputation
    510
  • #2
    griprim12
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe
266 Great Deals out of 17,604 listings starting at $1,800
Used Kia Sportage
223 Great Deals out of 17,087 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
569 Great Deals out of 37,087 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,175 Great Deals out of 64,182 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,167 Great Deals out of 72,363 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Pilot
698 Great Deals out of 36,941 listings starting at $888
Used Honda CR-V
772 Great Deals out of 52,930 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota RAV4
702 Great Deals out of 53,859 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Sedona
89 Great Deals out of 6,923 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,356 Great Deals out of 98,100 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Sorento For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 19,511 listings starting at $18,390
2017 Kia Sorento For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,920 listings starting at $16,488
2016 Kia Sorento For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 2,269 listings starting at $10,991
2015 Kia Sorento For Sale
114 Great Deals out of 2,374 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Kia Sorento For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,442 listings starting at $7,995

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.