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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Kia
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.
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 ...
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
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.
Kia Recalls (Recent)
Kia Recall 01V156000
Kia Recall 05V159000
Kia Recall 03V067000
Kia Recall 03V352000
Kia Recall 04V180000
Kia Questions and Answers
I have to purchase a transmission repair kit for my
1995 Kia Sephia and need to get the transmission number
how do you change the speed my speed odmater
THE HEADLIGHTS ARE EXTREMELLY DIM, CHANGED THE BULBS BUT DID NOT HAVE ANY POSITVE RESULTS. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
cranks but wont start. replaced fuel pump and it ran great for 3 weeks, now same exact problem. replaced fuel pump again but will not start. replaced spark plugs & wires, distributor cap & ...
Kia Owners' Reviews
Bought my Sorento new in 2005 & thought yay!! Have a vehicle with great coverage! Wrong .... Replaced a lot of headlights,belts,small stuff that adds up. But last week the crank shaft bolt broke off & went through a head gasket! No recall on the bolt! My Sorento only had 80,000 !! Crazy that my car is worth nothing now. I will never buy another Kia, they don't stand behind their vehicles!!!! The mechanics just want to up sell every time you're in for service!!
Thankful it broke down in my driveway & not on the road.
Not at a good financial stage in my life right now. But thanks to KIa, I had to buy a new vehicle & no it's not another Kia!!!!!!
I purchased my 2007 Spectra in August of 2007. I have 118,000 miles on it now and thus far, other than the oil, the only parts I've changed are the thermostat (once), the brakes all around (once), a park light and a headlight. Twice the car didn't start for me in 6 1/2 years, and both times it was because I'd left a light on all night. I don't care that it's not pretty, it has been a blessing that hasn't put a dent in my pocketbook, something I appreciate as I drive past so many pretty cars on the bed of the repo man's truck. I never expected this car to be so amazingly dependable when I drove it off the lot 6 1/2 years ago.
I hear complaints about the Rio, but I have to tell you ours is an incredible car. We bought it used three years ago. Service it at the dealer. Only problem was the horn shorting out, which they covered under warranty, even though we were a few Hundred miles over. Totally reliable. Great gas mileage.
I just got my wife a 13 Lexus 450, she drove it for a while, but lately I catch her driving the 07 Rio - she says she never has to worry about the car, can park it anywhere easily. She just loves that car.
So whatever you read about the Rio, we love it - one of the best cars I have ever owned.
I have less than 18,000 miles on my kia, most of the driving would be called county, not city. I took my car in because a squeel could be heard when in revers, Was told the front brakes mounting was slightly out of whack and not to worry, they would fix when ever wanted. last week i took the car in and found the front rotors were rusted so badly the pads were shot. How can a rotor rust, if the pads are engaging, the pads act like sand paper and clean up the rotor surface. If the brakes auto adjust when in reverse mine should have been well adjusted. I need to backup 120 feet to get out of my driveway. I think the pads were misadjusted or the auto adjust function failed and the pads didn't engage the rotors in front untill I did a emergency style stop.
I have a manual 6 speed and on the hiway get 52 mph with cruise set at 65. I am very satisfied overall but, now know that next time the rotors and brake pads need replacing not to have oem parts installed. Other kia owners reported rotors needing turning every 3 thousand to 6 thousand miles.
Average rotor and pad life is 30 to 40 thousand miles. Kia needs to address this problem. Note: rotors and pads are not warrantied
At 70,000 miles my 2006 Sportage gas tank rotted out! At 75,000 miles the motor makes a tapping noise, more so when I first start out. The suspension bangs, sounds like a loose exhaust pipe(which it is not). It`s been like this since day one.