Kia Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Kia

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Kia Problems

Head Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely

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.

Front Door Will Not Open Due to Faulty Latch

A faulty door latch assembly may cause one or both front doors to be difficult to open. Replacing the worn latch will commonly correct this problem.

Revised Crankshaft Pulley Bolt

In order to correct a problem that results in difficulty starting, engine vibration, or a rattling sound from the engine compartment, Kia released an updated crankshaft pulley bolt.

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Kia Questions

my parking brake light and the battery keep coming on alternator is fine. (1 answer)

put a new battery in and a throttle actuator control. but lights still come on.

my check engine light was on and as i was driving it started to blink on and (1 answer)

off and the car started shaking as if wanted to turn off. when i gave it some gas it adjusted itself. i had the check engine read and the code that came back was that a sensor in the gas pedal was not reading. but doesn't explain the car shaking and almost turning off? please advise

How can I fix my navigation system? (1 answer)

It always shows my starting position in another place about 4 miles from my home. No matter where I drive--it STAYS in that position. Even though I can plug in a location and it still finds it. My icon just NEVER moves anywhere. Therefore, I can't use it to get directions because it won't...

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Kia Recalls

Trailer Brake Lights Stay Illuminated

The accessory tow hitch trailer hitch module may allow the brake lights of an attached trailer to stay illuminated constantly. Dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit Short Circuits And Causes Fire Hazard

The hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) may allow water to get inside the circuit board area and cause corrosion, a short circuit and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion and if none is found, replace the connector cover. If corrosion is found, the HECU assembly and cover will be replaced free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Seat Back Frame Breaks In An Accident

The driver's seat back frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and may not function as designed in the event of a rear-end collision. Dealers will inspect the welds and replace the driver seat back frame as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Kia Reviews

I purchased my 2007 Kia Spectra in Sept. 2007 and I have had it for 9 years with little to no trouble. It currently has 248,000 miles on it. I have replaced a 02 censor (I think thats the name of it). My cd player has died but I do see that this is common in the car. Recently had trouble with the timing change belt as I never ever had it changed and it was to be changed at a little over 100,000...
19.9 mpg until Bush wanted Corn Whiskey in the gas. Then it was 18 from then on. The gold paint decided to FADE on every piece of plastic around the car all at once. Tried fuel cleaner and my fuel gauge started screwing up after that. Putting the car in 4x4 mode would make it extremely hard to turn on street. Our transmission failed repeatedly from a faulty ECM that was shorting a wire...
I purchased my Kia Sephia in 2000, it had 11 miles on it and the only problems I had were it had not been line up when pulled from the truck, fixed for free. In 2011 my car broke down and right in front of my house, thank God. had to replace the motor mounts and the water house. I am still driving my Kia the paint still looks good. I made a very good choice when I choose my Kia, it now ha...

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