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MY 2009 sorento would barely go. the rpms would not go over 2500 and maybe 45, barely climb a hill on the road. the check engine light was on. I turned the car off when I reached my destination and restarted it and it revved up normal??? help?
 

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Surely still under warranty at that age but assuming its a diesel it could well have been carrying out a DPF regen. The engine light comes on if a regen is overdue and once complete will go out, suggest you contact dealer, diagnostics will show if this was the case.


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My guess would relate to the fuel filter and the pick up in the tank..look under the back seat.
The gauge mesh could be blocked...its a very common fault on the Sorento..it obviously went into limp mode and threw on the light.




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Some basic Instructions and a few pictures on how to check:

When the rear O/S seat is lifted there is a small piece of carpet which when lifted up gives you an access panel to the fuel tank. If you unscrew the 4 screws this is what you see.

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