Kia Repair and Maintenance

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

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Kia Problems

Accelerator Position Switch May Fail and Cause Sluggish Acceleration

The accelerator position switch may fail intermittently resulting in sluggish acceleration or lack of power.

S.U.V. comes on but wont start.

When you get into the car everything works fine untill you try to start it. Some times it starts after a few ties, but increasingly the few tries turn into 20 minutes, into not at all.

The solution: Replace the faulty brake switch. This should be a recall. Just research it online and you will see there are many people with this exact same 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

Turned on headlights--no low beams. Fuses and relays are good. Is this a switch? (1 answer)

All lights except for the low beams work. The lights were not left on...

Multiple problems which may or may not be related re: ESP and steering issues (1 answer)

ESP off light on dashboard staying on majority of time. Steering intermittently felt as though no control. When driving high speed on curve tires did not turn with the wheel turn. Steering wheel no longer horizontally level; when turned right, the wheel remains turned to the right though tires ...

Cuts out sometimes and gets worse when ac,is turned on (1 answer)

It's showed #4 cylinder miss fire,I have, replaced,mass,air flow and throttlet position ,sensor

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Kia Recalls

Rear 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.

Hood Opens While Driving

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.

Front Suspension Lower Control Arms Break

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.

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Kia Reviews

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...
Have a 2006 sorento it runs great go to shift it out of park and no matter what gear it goes on it wont matter wont move whats the problem has 180000 miles on it check engine is on what do i do

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