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Rough RPM idle transition when AC is ON

I have Kia Picanto 2017. I noticed that when I'm driving and depress the clutch (say would switch to neutral to stop for a red light), normally the RPM should go down to the "normal" idle level but ...
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Kia Sportage 2017 seat belts alarm

My Kia Sportage started to do strange things. After someone, who occupies the passenger seat unleashes the seatbelt before the car stops, my car starts beeping annoyingly even when passenger is not in ...
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How can I adjust where in the lane Kia Lane Assist will place my car?

I have a 2007 Kia Optima 3 estate, and one of the features that can be useful on long motorway journeys is the Lane Keep Assist System, or LKAS. In basic config it alerts when I cross a line, and this ...
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Clutch pedal hits floor

I have a Kia Soul 2011 with 140000 km on it which I bought used at 130000 km. Since I bought it I noticed that the clutch pedal touches the floor when I press it (but it comes back up) so I checked ...
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Kia Sorento 2008 CRDi ESP Off Light

I've recently bought this car, it was fine for a couple of days and suddenly the ESP Off light showed up and it won't turn on when pressing the ESP button. you have to turn off the ignition and then ...
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No FM/AM audio output on car radio, RDS and CD working

Strange issue with my 2011 Kia Picanto. When on AM or FM while the radio can scan and find stations, tune to them and display the RDS data for them, there is no sound output. At first it started off ...
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Kia Soul - Humming Noise After Oil Change

So last week I had my oil changed and immediately after picking up my car and turning it on I noticed that there was an audible "humming" sound coming from my car. I went back inside and told them ...
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Passenger Headlight Dim and high beams even more dim

I own a 2008 Kia Rio. My passenger side headlight was extremely dim. And when I turned the brights on that light was even dimmer. As a result, I assumed it was a burnt out bulb. I went and replaced ...
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Damage to shocks over sharp curb

I drive a 2012 Sportage and I accidentally drove over the curb yesterday. The bricks that made this curb where old and irregular so there we sharp bits poking out. I was not driving too fast but as ...
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4WD Rear differential removed totally and have it a 2WD?

I have a 1997 Kia Sportage 4wd and it is having EXACTLY the problem that this pickup truck is having: (The sound the truck makes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJUSEH0opi8&index=3&list=...
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What's this howling noise when starting after a cold night?

My Kia Picanto '2004 with 1.1 engine (I'd mention in the Hyundai Getz, which has the same motor), makes this howling noise when starting the motor after a cold night. The volume of the noise ...
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2009 Kia Spectra P0507 code thrown after alternator replaced at the shop

Have a Kia spectra, 2009, and just had the alternator replaced at the shop, it started a little hard and idled a little low off the bat, drove it 25 miles home, idle seemed a bit higher than normal ...
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New car - a lot of smoke from exhaust

I got my new car today from the dealership, and while driving home I noticed there is quite a bit of smoke coming of the exhaust, to the point of blocking my rear window visibility. Only happens when ...
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When I put to Drive my transmission goes to manual

KIA RIO 2013 model. I have the option to put it to "D" or +/- for manual. After starting the vehicle I shift from "P" to "D" and it won't move. When I step on the accelerator it goes to "1" even ...
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Kia Pregio Van 2004 fuse problem

So I replaced the battery in this van, I know the new battery is fine because I've tested it. i think I remember some sparks when i started to put it in, so I'm pretty sure that i touched the ...
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Mildew Scent in Car when Off

I have a 2012 Kia Sorento, which last year had an issue where the condensation drain line was stuck behind the exhaust manifold, causing the line to be pinched and condensate to accumulate to such a ...
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Humming/Vibrating Noise When Accelerating

I'm getting a loud humming/vibrating/knocking noise - like someone knocking on a door, only less loud - when accelerating and when I stop accelerating, the noise stops, but the actual vibration with a ...
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2005 Kia Amanti electronic systems turn on randomly without key in car

What would make my lights flash, radio come on, doors lock and unlock, seats move at random times day and night when you are not in car and key is not in ignition? Also my service engine light is ...
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Strange sound after replacing starter and battery

My 2007 Kia Spectra just had a starter and new battery put in. Upon starting the car squeals loud with the sound of bits of gravel moving thru something. This happens when the car in completely shut ...
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Misfiring plugs [closed]

My Kia Sportage has been running on only two of 4 cylinders. The 2 plugs don't fire at all even when they are replaced. The coil works perfectly if they are interchanged. Wires are in perfect ...
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Vehicle Technology Controls [closed]

Could anyone tell me what "cars Petrol <1,4L Euro-1" means? I really appreciate if anyone can tell me reliable sites to get information about the all the types of vehicle technology controls i.e ...
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2011 Kia Optima Repair [closed]

While driving my 2011 Kia Optima LX with 58,000 miles, the engine shut off and I coasted to a stop. Attempting to restart resulted in one weak crank then nothing. There is fuel and electricity. The ...
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Car written off, one year later appears later as taxed. Cause for concern? [UK] [closed]

So about a year ago my friend's car was hit by a hit-and-run driver. When the damage was assessed, police advised that the car was a write-off. She called the insurance and they got people to tow the ...
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Recommendation For Tightening Wheel Stud

I have to replace a broken wheel stud in the rear of a kia Optima. I do not have an impact gun to tighten down the stud properly but I do have a torque wrench. The problem is that the hub will spin ...
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What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2010 Kia Optima?

What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2010 Kia Optima?
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Air vent squeaks while car in on position

My kia rondo 07 if I have key in on position but not started I turn air on and it squeaks like old door hinge is that not normal or a problem
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What do these Diagnosis Error Codes mean?

A transmission mechanic gave me the following error codes for my Kia Sedona 2005 model. Not sure what they mean and which ones I need to have fixed. P2422 P0116 P0304 P02015 Any help or ...
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A ECM QUESTION… FOR A 2016 KIA SORENTO

How do i reprogram a used ECM if needs replaced?My boyfriend was hooking up stereo system and seems he fried my ECM??Inside lights and locks headlights all still work but will not start...
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2015 Kia Sedona brake light problem

Our 2015 Kia Sedona has recently developed a problem with the brake lights. Only the top LED brake light turns on when the petal is depressed. Here is a list of details: Only the top, rear, center ...
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Swap o replaced an Engine in Kia Sorento 2013 Can i use a 2016 Kia Sorento Engine?

Kia Sorento 2.4 L 2013 4 cyl I like to know what model and year of Engines Can I use for replaced my Engine
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Is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car / What will happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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Did this thumbscrew fall off my Kia Sedona?

I found this fairly large coarse thread thumbscrew in my driveway, near the front of where my van is parked. I have a new 2018 Kia Sedona. Any idea if this fell off my minivan? And if so, where I ...
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Cloning Kia Picanto key with Zed Bull Programmer

Not so long ago i bought a second hand Kia Picanto, but unlikely it came with only one key. Cloning this kind of key seemed preety expensive, so i did a small research about key cloning, since ...
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Two spark plug wire failures in two days?

I've got a 2003 Kia Rio (4 cyl) that started shuddering on me yesterday. When I got home I found that the cylinder 3 spark plug wire had gone bad. Sparks were coming out the side at an apparent ...
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2012 Kia Sorento loses power at high speeds, revs high, and avg MPG has dropped

I have a 2012 Kia Sorento that has lost its strength/power when getting up to highway speeds (65 mpg highway speeds here in CA. it struggles to do it. It doesn’t stop wanting to move forward though) ...
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Kia Rio 2006 jb cv starter circuit fault

My car started making grinding noises which I found out was the starter motor engaging through the clutch switch being pushed in as I changed gear. I removed it from the clutch pedal and only pushed ...
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I have a 2015 Kia Forte I have put two Alternators on it within the last 2 weeks why do they keep failing?

Alternator failure: have put two Alternators on within the last 2 weeks second one just failed again what seems to be the problem dealerships it has to be something other than that alternator do you ...
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Low air flow from air conditioner vent

2012 Kia Soul air conditioning blows weak but cold air and doesn't do well in hot weather. Thanks
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RPMs are high on kia rio

I bought a car, now it turns out the transmission needs work, and we would like to get a professional's opinion. The engine light came on and I was trying to accelerate to 40 mph, but the RPMs were at ...
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My Kia soul won't start when rainy or very cold

The dealer can't find anything wrong. Once I clutch start it I don't have the problem anymore. Until it is really rainy or cold a again. The Kia dealer can't find anything wrong. Do you think it ...
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Sludge in the radiator

I have a 08 Kia Rio 5. A mechanic recently rebuild the engine, replaced water pump, changed timing belts etc etc, but now it's leaking oil - not just that, I also found sludge in the radiator and ...
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What would cause a 2003 Kia Sedona to have bad fuel economy?

I have 2003 Kia Sedona 2.5 liter AT in good condition. I've replaced some of the old parts with new ones. Both highway and city fuel consumption is bad compared to other cars with same engine ...
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2006 Kia sedona has a burnt electrical smell

My 2006 Kia Sedona has a burnt electrical smell but the van is running fine right now although it did seem to be acting like it was loosing power but then was fine we are at a loss any ideas
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Connector for driver's side seat belt cable in KIA Soul

Make: KIA Model: Soul+ Year: 2012 There is a cable that runs from the dash, under the seat, to the driver's side seat belt buckle. Underneath the seat, there is an obscure wire-to-wire molex ...
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Knocking noise on front left wheel while driving

So I replaced the all 4 tires of my car (Kia Picanto) and I noticed a knocking sound while driving especially when on rough road and low speed. I return back to the shop who installed the tires for ...
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Replacing a H19 headlight?

On my 2020 Kia Soul S the headlight (high/low) is a H19 bulb. When I look for (LED) replacement bulbs I can't really find any—the H category doesn't seem to go up to 19. What's going on here? Is my ...
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Kia Rio squeaks like a mouse when turning left

I have a 2014 Kia Rio. When I turn left it squeaks like a mouse. A very soft high pitched smooth squeak that is cyclical. The faster I go the faster the squeak. What are some things I should consider ...
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Kia cee'd 2007 Aircon compressor

I've got a 2007 Kia cee'd 1.4L Petrol Hatchback and the air-con compressor seems to be busted. I am having a look online and I can see quite a variety of compressor models both new and used going ...
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How can I get my 2005 kia amanti out of park and into neutral. The battery is dead

My car is in park. i want it in neutral. battery is dead. How can i force it into neutral? Car is 2005 kia amanti.
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2019 Kia Sorento annoying and now dangerous electrical issues

I had a 2013 and a 2016 Sorento and they always worked perfectly. Now I have a 2019 and have had annoying electrical issues from nearly the start, and today something very dangerous happened. The ...