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A redesigned Sorento (codename XMA) was launched in South Korea in 2009 as a 2010 model. The second generation was Kia's first model to be manufactured in the United States.

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2012 Sorento's Transmission Need to be Taken Out for a Fluid Change!?

Okay here's the issue I'm having with my Kia Dealer.

They are quoting a ridiculous amount and time to change the transmission fluid (Nearly $800 and 3 days ) on my Sorento and apparently do it on every Sorento and there's a waiting list.

I find it very odd as to why the vehicle's entire transmission needs to be taken out and dismantled in order to do a transmission oil change. Can someone please explain why?

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The most likely scenario is, they are ripping you off! aka thieves. Unless there is a recall notice for it, and then it should be done by the dealer for free. Or a TSB then it shouldn't happen that way.

Apparently there is a special procedure but it has nothing to do with taking the unit out of the vehicle.

Watch this.

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Just as I suspected. Thanks Vulkus

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The transmission does not need to be taken out.. Absurd. Just drain and refill. I buy the Valvoline ATF fluid from Walmart for 17 bucks.. I did a drain and refill twice. There is a drain plug on bottom, refill plug on top and a level plug in the middle.. Refill until it slowly runs from the middle plug. Very easy. Transmission runs smooth. Don't let them BS you. They are there to make money..

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