Vehicle maintenance is one of the important tasks you need to do if you want to keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid unforeseen equipment failures that would require you to spend a lot of money. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to almost everyone, just like oil and filter changes, but for others you might not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to concentrate on a less known but equally significant maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Kia Sorento? To do this, first we’ll discover where the cabin filter on your Kia Sorento is, and secondly how to change this famous filter, as well named pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Kia Sorento?

So let’s start our content page with location of the cabin filter on your Kia Sorento. According to the year of your vehicle and the series, the filter can be placed in three different places, we will now detail these locations.

Passenger compartment filter found in the engine compartment

To find the cabin filter of your Kia Sorento?, we suggest you to take a look at the side of the engine compartment, indeed, it is one of the most popular places for car producers. This is only cause this is where the Kia Sorento’s external air intake is installed. This is where your motor vehicle will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is generally located just below the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your motor vehicle, it will be in a plastic box.

Cabin filter which is beneath the glove box of an Kia Sorento

The second possible area for the cabin filter on your Kia Sorento is under the glove compartment of your motor vehicle. This is the easiest place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should identify a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Kia Sorento

Finally, last place where the cabin filter on your Kia Sorento can be placed is beneath your dashboard, to access it you will have to take out your glove box which is almost always held by clips or a screw. Now that this is done, you should see the black box it is in.

How to change the cabin filter of my Kia Sorento?

Finally, we will now see how to change the cabin filter of your Kia Sorento? Even though this is a rather common maneuver, it must be done at the right time to prevent problems on your car.

When to change the cabin filter on Kia Sorento?

The big query for a good number of Kia Sorento owners is when to change this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t hesitate to read our content page on the removal of the service indicator light; nevertheless, for the cabin filter, it’s a complete other question. It should be changed every year if you use your car regularly or every two years if you drive in the country and only make short trips. The purpose of this filter is to filter out air impurities, allergens and exhaust fumes. Do not hesitate to change it more frequently if you drive in city.

How to take out the cabin filter on my Kia Sorento?

Last but not least, the last step that surely draws you to this tips guide, how to take out the cabin filter from your Kia Sorento? This step is honestly very basic. Once you’ve found the position of the filter, all you have to do is to unclip the box in which it is located and softly pull it out. Be careful when taking it out to look carefully in which direction it is positioned (you will often find an arrow that gives the direction of the air), so remember to position your new filter in the same direction. You just have to close and re-clip the box and you’re done changing the cabin filter of your Kia Sorento.

In the event that you have any additional questions about the Kia Sorento, do not hesitate to consult our Kia Sorento category.