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2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige makes a loud noise when accelerating

It's a new SUV, and I've noticed that loud gear-like noise when accelerating from 20 to 30 mph. I'm concerned about this. Could it be related to switching gears? Is it normal? Should I take it to the ...
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Automatic car just stalled while trying to park and now just cracking not won't start

2021Kia Seltos petrol DCT with ~20K km. Just stalled on me when I was trying to park after driving it for 30km. It was just cracking but not moving. So, turned off the engine and tried to restart. It ...
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2018 Kia Sportage won't stay on

2018 Kia Sportage - New Fuel pump, new spark plugs, new throttle body and the car will still not stay going unless you have your foot on the gas pedal...No vacuum leaks transmission seems fine. I am ...
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Cabling for ABS sensor and beeper on 2014 Kia Rio

During the blizzard last weekend, I installed my tire chains. I must not have done so correctly, as the driver's side chain came loose. I was on a narrow section of interstate with no shoulder at ...
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Do Modern Cars Keep Event Logs?

On a trip out of town, my Kia Niro EV failed to start a charging session at five different Level 3 (high-speed DC) chargers. The first four were commercial chargers: two different ports on an EA ...
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Real World Performance of On-board EV Chargers

Kia's specs say that the on-board charger of the US model of the 2022 Niro EV has a capacity of 7.2 kW. We use a Grizzl-e Smart EVSE set to 40 A, it's fed by a 50A circuit (which derates to 40A). At ...
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2006 kia Sedona van was driving home and it cut off and had to get it towed home will crank over but wanted start

After getting home I checked the spark and got good spark but was getting no fuel so we pulled the plug wires off the fuel pump and not getting any power what do I need to do
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EV Pedestrian Warning Sounds

The 2022 model year Kia Niro EVs have a backup alarm that would make a bulldozer on a construction site envious. It's loud enough that I feel quite self-conscious when I back out of our driveway early ...
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Understanding the Kia Niro EV 12V Auxiliary Battery Charging System

We have a 2022 Kia Niro EX EV (a US model) that we bought in April of 2022. Recently, starting in January of 2024, the 12V auxiliary battery (a T4-DL with 470 CCA and a 70 minute reserve capacity) has ...
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What is wrong with my clutch

So I drive a 2015 Kia rio 1.2 manual. So my car since I bought it has a very soft clutch that only balances the car for takeoff if i lift it to where it almost switches off the car before i can drive ...
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2015 Kia forte ignition lock repair

I had my ignition broken during a failed theft. I have since purchased an ignition cylinder lock with new keys. If it's just a standard key that goes in the ignition and has no fob or flip out key ...
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Why is my Kia Rio making rapping sounds?

Oil and check engine lights were on so I changed theo oil. There was only about a quart that came out. Now the lights went out, but the engin raps and dies at stop lights and new oil is black.
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Can't find fuse in Kia Sedona

My 2006 Kia Sedona Carnival has suddenly stopped locking/unlocking with the remote. Battery in the fob is fine. At the same time the radio doesn't work. Fuse on radio is fine. Can't find a particular ...
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bypass the ac compressor with shorter serpentime belt

I have a 2020 Kia Soul LX 2.0 liter 4 cylinder I'm trying to bypass the AC compressor due to its failure what size belt do I need to use
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Are there differences between the HEV and PHEV Niro that would make hitch mounting different between them?

I would like to add a trailer hitch to my 2023 Kia Niro PHEV in order to use a bicycle rack that I already own. When I search for the part on a typical retail site, there are no results, but if I ...
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Can someone tell me what this is?

It's on a 2015 Kia Optima. Hanging down right behind the front bumper. It had a metal bracket that looks broken.
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2015 Kia Forte Intermittent Low Voltage Occurrences - P0562

2015 Kia Forte I’m hoping people can throw some ideas to this one, we are really struggling to pinpoint the issue. Many thanks in advance. Issue Summary: Intermittently, while driving, my car will ...
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What is needed for my car radio to work correctly?

My 2019 kia optima fe had a system put in but then when connected to battery it said, battery being discharged due to external device, my battery got discharged all the way one day. What is needed to ...
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2011 Kia Sorento - Determine between starter and ignition problem

I have searched and this question does not appear to be in Stack. Will be as concise as possible. Recently on our Sorento pushing the start button only turns the motor about 1 time out of 10 (if it ...
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Can 99% of transmission fluid be removed from a transmission through the filler hole?

I spoke with a service shop about getting my transmission fluid changed (in my 2014 Kia Rio 6 speed auto). I was curious if they could get more of the fluid out than myself just dropping the drain ...
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Car cranks no start smoke from exhaust and smoke from throttle body

I have a Kia sorento 2003, so 3 months ago the car was running fine. My dad did a valve cover gasket replacement on it since it was leaking oil. He replaced the valve cover gasket and left the intake ...
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2010 Kia soul car not staying on after removing jumper cables

Car wouldn’t start so used jumper cables to start car. However, after removing jumper cables lights dimmed then car died. 2nd try Jump starting car removed cables and was able to keep car running ...
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Slow power window issue

On my 2021 Kia forte, the passenger side power window behaves strangely. The window rolls down just fine. However, when closing it, it begins rolling up in the normal rate, but half-way up gets slower ...
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Can the car jack get adjusted?

I was lifting my car (Kia Sportage) with its jack when I get it down I noticed the Jack was twisted as in this photo not sure if it is broken or it just adjusted. Can someone tell me if it is fixable,...
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KIA soul 2013, has a clack-clack-clack noise when the motor is on. As I ramp up the revolutions the clacking frequency increases. Is this urgent?

Bought the car a year ago. I think I remember hearing the noise from the beginning, Motor has 180K miles, have done 2 oil changes. There is no recall notice from NHTSA. Car is stick shift, runs normal....
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2014 Kia Soul Ignition Lock Cylinder

My car was recently vandalized (failed theft attempt) and they messed up my ignition lock cylinder. I have to replace it with a new one. Over the past year, Kia and Hyundai have been targeted for ...
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Replacement stereo has no sound

I swapped the stereo/media-centre out in a Kia Sportage for a secondhand one that is 1 model out. The original units NAND died locking it into a boot-loop; but the radio/audio continued to work (so I ...
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2014 Kia Sorento power door lock locks all doors but only unlocks driver side door

A 2014 Kia Sorento where suddenly the power door lock's unlock function has stopped working for all but the driver's door. The power unlock function will only unlock the driver's side door. The ...
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Grinding Noise, Engine is Totaled. Is it possible the grinding noise is literally the piston hitting/scraping-against the metal of the engine?

I recently took a vehicle (2008 Sedona Automatic Transmission) in to a transmission place on the advice of a basic auto repair guy, because the metal grinding noise we were hearing, he believed, was ...
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Car reversing in drive

2012 Optima (automatic) with a broken transmission casing mount (1 of the 3, was in the process of repairing). Was on the freeway yesterday and I felt a drop/shift in my engine and every dash light ...
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Can I swap my 2018 Kia Sorento engine

Want to swap my 2018 Kia Sorento lx engine 3.3 liter with a larger more powerful engine. I'm attempting to make the car more powerful so I can tow more weight than the car is currently rated for. I ...
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Kia Sorento push start revs much too high

Worked on cars for years, then fell away from doing anything besides replacing the occasional starter or oil pump, then nothing as my cars got more reliable. My 2013 Kia Sorento is the newest car I've ...
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What is the socket size for Kia wheels?

I drive Kia Sportage 2018 I want to buy a socket that fits my impact driver to help me change my car's tyres. What size socket shall I get? Update: I bought a 19mm socket but was too small
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What is the equivalent to the genuine headlight bulb

My car is Kia Sportage 2018 I noticed that one of the headlights is not working I managed to open that myself and tried to find in the supermarket the bulb that fits after googling my car model I ...
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2017 Kia Sorento Dual Climate - how is it suppose to work

When I start my AC on low for both sides, air is blowing cold as expected. When I turn driver side up to say 72 degrees, it seems like the passenger side gets a little warmer but I don't think 72 ...
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Engine Light on 2008 Kia Rondo

I have a 2008 Kia rondo 2.7 V6. My check engine light came on for spark plugs. I went ahead and changed all 6 and it still came back for a misfire in cylinder 1 and said it was still the spark plug. I ...
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Changed out radio and getting battery discharge error when engine running

So today changed out my Kia radio that was in my Kia Forte 2020. Seems my country brought in the low spec model at the time. This is the old radio: I changed it out to the touch screen that usually ...
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Brand new 2022 Kia Forte GT

Just got a brand new car and I drove 5 miles to my locations and 5 miles back and when I put it in park that’s when the emergency brake light turned on I didn’t even see it on beforehand … but if I ...
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Two day old car battery voltage is reading 3.6v

Purchased a brand new vehicle on Saturday, drove it around 60 miles total (so, plenty of time to charge a low battery) and this morning it was dead. I checked with two multimeters because I didn't ...
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Brake calipers rubbing rim after changing pads

Sounds like I'm dragging my exhaust down the road. I pinpointed the issue to my brake calipers rubbing my rim. Nothing's changed but brake pads. What should I do? Other than getting spacers...
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How to detach this connector?

Can any of you kindly let me know what Connectors this is and how to remove it ? I have to remove this connector in order to Access my Throttle body below the engine hood. Please find the pictures of ...
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Unexpected low-beam headlight design in 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

I need to change the passenger-side low-beam headlight bulb for a 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback. After doing some Googling, it appears that most tutorials (such as this one) expect there to be a wire harness ...
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P0638 code on 2 different generic scanners but service center says it's the readers that are faulty and the car is fine?

I recently purchased a 2nd hand Kia Rio LX 2018 with 24k miles on the clock. The car drives well, the check-engine light is off, I had a pre-purchase inspection done on it (Lemon Squad) and their ...
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Manual car rolls back on hill

When parking on our sloped drive always have to engage 1st gear and handbrake on with bricks behind wheels. If we don’t do this car rolls back, on every occasion. It seems to move then stop, move then ...
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2020 Kia Sportage 2.4l wobbling crankshaft pulley

I am considering purchasing a used 2020 Kia Sportage with the 2.4 liter engine. I opened the hood when it was idling and noticed the crankshaft pulley was wobbling. It wasn't making any noise and it ...
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06 Kia Spectra EX lights

Reverse lights stay on when headlights are on. When lights are off they work, but the turn signal, and dash lights come on when I put the car in reverse. My driver side turn signal blinks fast like ...
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Did I break my radiator fan?

This morning I turned on my 2013 Kia Rio without realising snow had gotten into my engine bay and my radiator fan got stuck with it. After I noticed a burnt plastic smell I inmediately turned off the ...
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Replacing section of brake line

I'm performing some repairs on a Kia Rio MkII, after experiencing some brake issues I'm in the middle of rebuilding the rear right brake caliper and replacing the brake hose. I was hoping to be able ...
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New Kia Stonic, vibrations and clutch noises

I have a new Kia Stonic 2020 1.0L T-GDi ISG , got it on July and 8500km on it It already had an issue with miscalibrated hill assist sensor (already fixed) so I wonder if it has other issues ... what ...
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stalling and jerking

2006 KIA Sedona just spent over a $1000 and still not repaired. When coming to a stop it stalls or in some cases almost stalls and when accelerating reaching 35 to 40 mph it starts to jerk but just ...
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