pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,450 miles

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problem #2

Jun 192017


  • 16,901 miles
While setting in parking lot with car in park and engine running, multiple instrumentation failure, anti slip, tire pressure, a.B.S. check engine light, regular braking light, engine miss firing... rough shifting, was able to limp car to closed Kia dealer.. on a Sunday night.. they kept car 3 days.. could not find why car has multiple failures..they called Kia engineer.. still had no clue as to problem.. finally..said they cleared 2 codes from computer.. car ran good.. for 2 days..then when wife was driving to work in lutherville md. Again multiple failures.. she had almost no braking.. had to drift car into nationwide Kia.. parking lot a few blocks from her work.. they had car for almost 2 weeks.. with no clue as to why for second time in a few days.same failures again.. transmission felt and sounded like it was coming out of car...they said later they started it.. and only a.B.S. was lit.. and when they restarted car a.B.S. light was off.. with still no answer why it is failing.. car is very very unsafe to drive.. we have lost all confidence in vehicle, .. it is a danger to my wife and public...we have notified.. hagerstown Kia.. also Kia Corp. Hagertown Kia.. said it's not their problem.. with no regard for the safty of my wife.. or the public..

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #1

Nov 042016


  • miles
Brake lights stop working took it to the dealership they said they would fix the brake switch but I'm responsible for the bulbs and the relay and also have to wait until Tuesday for the relay. What's the point of paying for a warranty

- Los Angeles, CA, USA