Kia Repair and Maintenance
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Kia ProblemsSoftware Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
One or both head light bulbs may burn out prematurely requiring replacement. There have also been reports of other bulbs burning out often as well.
If the engine is excessively noisy on startup (after the engine has been off for several hours) and the noise lasts more than four or five seconds, turn off the engine and check for correct engine oil level. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Kia released an updated timing chain tensioner to solve this problem.
Kia QuestionsMy air bag light keeps coming on - this is the 2nd time in 3 years it has happen (1 answer)
wondering why my air bag light comes on. Was able to clear it once, but it popped up again this morning after 2 1/2 years -- any thoughts or suggestions?
the mechanic says he doesn't know whats wrong with it, its getting fuel just wont start.
is there a ignition module and a fuel injector for each of the 4 cylinders in my 2007 Kia Rio L4-1.6L
Kia RecallsRear Suspension Welds Break
The rear suspension may have a faulty weld, which could result in the weld cracking. Dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross member, replacing the rear cross member assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The secondary hood latch may stick in the open position and not fully secure the hood. This could allow the hood to open while driving. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch or clean and lubricate the latch, depending on the vehicle's location and the condition of the latch free of charge to resolve the concern.
The front lower control arms may fracture and separate from the vehicle due to exposure to road salt and corrosion. Dealers will replace the front lower control arms or add additional corrosion protection to existing control arms as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.