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Jerry, Master Mechanic
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Experience:  ASE Master certified, 30 years experience. Auto troubleshooting, electrical , ABS, SRS, EFI system
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I have a 2011 kia sorento that was making a funny noise. I

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I have a 2011 kia sorento that was making a funny noise. I brought it to the dealer and they said the front struts are leaking and need to be replaced. It is 15k over warranty and they want $800. I also heard something about a recall..any thoughts?

Hello and welcome, Super mechanic here. Thank you for trusting us with your vehicle concerns, I will do my best to help you with your question.


There was a recall for some of them. However, if the struts are leaking, that has nothing to do with the recall.


Here is part of it,


Also, the struts are rather expensive and the labor is a couple of hours.


Parts Information OEM Part # Price

Suspension Strut / Shock Absorber

Front Suspension



Without Sporty Package

7 - Without HPD Type

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546601U300 $260.12

7 - With HPD Type

Order By Description.

546601U350 $266.65

7 - With Sporty Package

Order By Description.

546601U600 $267.43


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for the input. On occasion (not all the time), I get the nagging feeling that I am getting screwed when I take my car to the dealer. I hate that it happens but it happens. Your answer helped settle me..

Your welcome and come again, anytime, thanks