Consumers have filed a total of 379 complaints related to Kia POWER TRAIN.
1-on three different times i pulled out onto the highway to go and my car goes into limp mode no power how much you push the gas petal them eventually it takes off and goes. Called the dealer where i purchased my car and they told me to just drive my car in sport mode. I don? T like having to drive my car in sport mode the rpm? S run high and it uses more gas. 2- my forward collision assist system causes my dash lights (collision light, abs light, traction control lights come on and again went back to kia and they basically told me until they can duplicate it they don? T have anything to call kia about. 3- my gas hand lies at times i can fill my car up and the hand goes to half a tank and takes hrs to a day or two for the hand to move to full. 4-just recently in a walmart parking lot my car just shut of as if i turned the key off again my dealer said if the can? T duplicate it there is nothing they can do. I don? T feel safe driving my car something needs to be done i wonder if anyone else is having the same problems. This has been happening over 5 months with the last episode on jan. 6,2021
The check engine light comes on with engine control systems as the cause of the issue i have had it to the dealer 5 times now. Still on for the 6th time now!!!! I was told that the recall would fix this and it has not
NOTE: THE INDIVIDUAL SUBMITTING THIS STATEMENT OF FACTS IS PREPARED AND WILLING TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS OR ANY COURT OF LAW THAT ALL OF WHICH THAT IS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SUBMISSION IS BASED ON FACTS AND TRUTH . ALSO LET IT BE KNOWN A DEGREE IN "APPLIED SCIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE & DIESEL TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED DRILL FLUIDS TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING" IS HELD BY THIS INDIVIDUAL AND THE LATER DEGREE DEALS WITH THE CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING OF NEWTONIAN AND NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS (I.E.> WATER BASED AND OIL BASED FLUIDS SUCH AS A ENGINE OIL ) IS WELL WITHIN THE INDIVIDUALS UNDERSTANDING OF THE MOLECULAR CONSTRUCTION AND DECONSTRUCTION OF ELEMENTS . I WAS APPROACHED BY A FRIEND WHO HAD A SITUATION THAT REQUIRED QUICK ACTION IF ANY HOPES OF A REMEDY WERE TO PREVAIL , AND THE END RESULT FOR MYSELF WOULD BE OWNING A 2018 Kia Forte . THE SAID VEHICLE HAD A TOTAL OF 41,117 MILES CALCULATED AND DISPLAYED ON THE INFORMATION DISPLAY ATTACHED TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . THE VEHICLE WAS WELL MAINTAINED BY THE KIA DEALERSHIP AS PROMISED UP TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD OF 12000 MILES AS PROMISED BY KIA , AT NO EXTRA CHARGE TO THE CUSTOMER. AFTERWARDS THE 1ST ORIGINAL OWNER WOULD CONTINUE THE SCHEDULES SERVICE AS OUTLINED IN THE OWNERS MANUAL . THIS MAINTENANCE SERVICE WOULD ALWAYS BE PERFORMED AT THE OWNERS USUAL TRUSTED REPAIR SHOP AND IF NOT WITHIN THE AREA AT THE TIME SERVICE WAS NEEDED , A REPUTABLE REPAIR SHOP WOULD BE THE CHOICE . WITH A WELL MAINTAINED VEHICLE IN MY POSSESSION I SOON EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO METAL SHAVINGS CAUSING POOR OIL CIRCULATION AND PAIRED WITH SEVERAL OTHER FACTORS CAUSING SLUDGE BUILD UP WHICH RENDERED MY VEHICLE GARBAGE . THE DEALERSHIP CLAIMED IT WAS DUE TO NEGLIGENCE AND IMPROPER MAINTENANCE . THE FAILURE HAPPENED WHILE MY CHILDREN WERE IN THE VEHICLE DURING A THUNDERSTORM WITH FLASH FLOODING . "SATISFACTION GUARANTEE" IS A LIE !
When i accelerate my car makes a loud humming noise and will not shift - then when it finally does shift it fluctuates speed and doesn? T maintain speed. It? S not safe gettin on the expressway or when you change lanes and try to keep up with traffic around you. At first it would be sometimes. Now it is more constant
ON A RANDOM TRIP OF OURS, MY VEHICLE HAD STARTED JOLTING A BIT FURIOUSLY AT SOME MOMENTS, REVVING INTENSELY AT THE MOST INAPPROPRIATE TIMES, HAVING INCREDIBLE TROUBLE IDLING OR DRIVING IN GENERAL ONCE AT A STOP SIGN/LIGHT. AT TIMES, THE CAR WILL NOT MOVE AS I HAVE MY FOOT PRESSED ON THE GAS, AND MAYBE AFTER 10 SECONDS OF DOING SO, THE VEHICLE WILL JOLT IMMENSELY, ALMOST INJURING ME IN THE PROCESS. I FIRST THOUGHT I HAD WATER IN MY GAS TANK, BUT AFTER ASSESSING THAT SITUATION AND NO FIX, I THEN REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS AS I FIGURED THEY MAY HAVE WENT OUT, MAINLY BECAUSE AT 30,000 MILES THEY ARE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED FOR MY VEHICLE. BUT AFTER THAT ALSO DID NOT WORK, I THEN LOOKED TO SEE IF MY VEHICLE HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS, WHERE I FOUND OUT A LOT! OTHER PEOPLE HAD THE EXACT PROBLEM, AND IT MADE SO MUCH MORE SENSE! THE CVT(TRANSMISSION) USE RADICALLY SWITCHING GEARS AS I AM DRIVING, CAUSING MANY UNNECESSARY PROBLEMS FOR ME! MY VEHICLE IS ONLY AT 31,500 MILES, AND SHOULDN?T BE HAVING THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS. I HIGHLY BELIEVE WE NEED TO RECALL THE CVT TRANSMISSION OF THE 2019 Kia Forte, FOR THEY HAVE NOT BEEN BROKEN IN CORRECTLY. I STILL PROCEED TO TAKE SMALL TRIPS WITH MY VEHICLE TO SEE IF THERE IS A FIX, BUT IT STAYS THE SAME. WHEN DRIVING AROUND 60 MPH, THE CAR WILL STOP SPEEDING UP, AND RATHER WOULD STAY REVVING OUT OF CONTROL. TWICE I HAVE COME TO A PROBLEM WITH BEING STOPPED AT A RANDOM LOCATION, AND IT WOULD REV ALMOST TO REDLINE, BUT NO MOVEMENT AT ALL.