Fuel Filter - 2005 Kia Sorento - repairpal I take my 2005 Kia sorento up the street to a quicklube franchise. They always tell me whats recommended to be changed and the fuel filter is one of them. So I finally say go ahead and change the fuel filter. 5 minutes later they come back and say they cannot find the fuel filter and that it 2005 KIA Sorento Change the Fuel Filter - WikituneUp - The You may have heard that the fuel filter on a 2005 KIA Sorento is a permanent filter, and that you don't have to worry about it unless you have a problem. This is not true; replacing your fuel filter is a very important part of the routine maintenance of your car, and extends the life of your Sorento.