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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 3rd generation 2016 to 2020 Kia Sorento.

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2016-2020 Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Kia Sorento SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your Sorento (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to replace a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb, located in the housing attached to the headliner above the sun visor, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

4. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the overhead housing attached to the headliner above the second row of passenger seats (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

5. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

According to the normal maintenance schedule in the owner's manual the HVAC system's cabin air filter element should be changed every 7,5000 miles or every 12 months (or every 12,000 KM).

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Plastic Interior Door Panels Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

6. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Plastic Interior Door Panels Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Sorento, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible aftermarket replacement speakers sizes) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

7. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back windshield of your Sorento during a rain or snow storm, you may need to change the rear wiper blade.

Take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers), by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

8. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate of your 3rd generation Kia Sorento (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

9. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a third generation Kia Sorento contain the brake, rear turn signal, reverse, rear side marker and a parking light bulb.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing any of these light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

10. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area (or "trunk") light bulb near the tailgate door of your Sorento, take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Glove Box Light Bulb

11. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb in the glove box of your Sorento (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image situated on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Release

12. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move a disabled Sorento due to a dead battery, running out of gas or some other mechanic issue, you'll need to release the transmission shift lock mechanism in order to change the gear selector from "Park" to "Neutral".

To view the DIY tutorial, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

13. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your Sorento during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blades sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image on the left.



 

2016-2020 Kia Sorento How To Open The Hood & Access Engine Bay
How To Open Hood

14. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento - How To Open Hood & Access Engine Bay

Sometimes opening the hood and accessing the engine bay can be tricky for new owners of a third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Sorento.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

15. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Sorento is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement fuse type), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   


Engine Air Filter Change

16. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento 3.3L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The owner's manual service interval specification for the Lambda II 3.3L V6 engine's air filter is to change it every 30,000 miles (48,000KM) or every 48 months.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

17. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble starting the engine in your Sorento on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2002 Kia Sorento Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

18. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Kia Sorento contain the low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulbs. (The front side marker and white "eyebrow" parking light are composed of LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle).

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Lambda II GDI 3.3L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plug Change

19. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento 3.3L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a Sorento with the 3.3 liter V6 engine should be replaced every 97,500 miles (or 156,000 KM).

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Spare Tire Lowering & Removal Guide
Spare Tire Lowering

20. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Spare Tire Lowering & Access Guide

If your Sorento has a flat tire, check out my DIY tutorial on how to lower and remove the spare tire from underneath the cargo area of the SUV by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Lambda II GDI 3.3L V6 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide
V6 Engine Oil Change

21. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Lambda II GDI 3.3L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Sorento running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Lambda II GDI 3.3 liter V6 engine.

Take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement oil filter part numbers and oil viscosity) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Tailgate Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide
Tailgate Support Struts

22. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Tailgate Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide

If the tailgate door for the cargo area of your Sorento hasn't been opening as well or not staying in the fully open position by itself, you probably need to change the lift support struts (also known as the gas shocks, springs, prop bar or rod).

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Hood Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide
Hood Support Struts

23. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Hood Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble opening the hood (or "bonnet") of your Sorento or it won't stay up in the raised position by itself any more, you probably need to change the weak, failing or faulty lift support struts (also known as "gas shocks").

To view the DIY tutorial for changing the struts (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento 3.3L V6 Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

24. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a chirping, squealing or screeching sound coming from the engine bay of your third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Sorento with the Lambda II GDI 3.3L V6 engine, you probably need to change the serpentine accessory belt.

Check out the DIY instructions for changing the belt (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement Guide
Camshaft Position Sensor

25. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement Guide

A few of the symptoms of a failing or faulty camshaft position sensor include rough idling, hard starting, poor fuel economy (lower MPG), stalling, jerking, surging, reduced power and a CEL / SES (check engine light / service engine soon) warning on the dashboard.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for changing the two camshaft position sensors (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

26. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a grinding, scraping or squealing sound coming from the front end of your Sorento when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads. To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

27. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear brake pads tend to last twice as long as the front pads or any where from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

Check out the DIY directions for changing the rear disc brake pads (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image.

   
If you have an earlier second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 model years) Kia Sorento SUV, check out the DIY repair and maintenance tutorials for your vehicle by clicking on the link below.

2010-2015 Kia Sorento DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides

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