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Kia Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Kia

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Kia is between $396 and $484 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Kia Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
Kia Cadenza
Battery Replacement
$114 - $141
Kia Soul
Radiator Hose Replacement
$138 - $177
Kia Sportage
Radiator Replacement
$393 - $691
Kia Sorento
105,000 Mile Service
$159 - $239
Kia Forte
Brake Pad Replacement, Resurface Rotors
$197 - $248
Kia Optima Hybrid
Oil Pump Replacement
$671 - $991
Kia Forte5
Fuel Filter Change
$97 - $138
Kia Amanti
Power Steering Pump Replacement
$281 - $363
Kia Rio
Brake Caliper Replacement - Front
$300 - $585
Kia Spectra
Mass Airflow Sensor Replacement
$221 - $346

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.

Starting difficulty due to defective anti-theft control module
Difficulty starting the vehicle may be caused by a defective vehicle immobilizer (anti-theft) control module.

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Kia Questions

where do the spark plugs go on a kia rio? (1 answer)

where do you put the spark o plugs on a kia rio? does it goes on the front side or on the top, or it goes on the back side?

What is the procedure for replaceing a thermostat (1 answer)

what gaskets and or sealents are needed to prevent leaks

brake light is on..brakes fine..why (1 answer)

brake light came on while driving yesterday. no sound or blinking and brakes fine.

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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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