Why does Kia get a bad rep?

Why does Kia get a bad rep?

The automaker first just sold very basic and inexpensive cars, and their bad reputation arose in part from the low pricing. Plus, Kia definitely always one of America’s most reliable car brands. Additionally, according to Griffin Kia, the motor company took a huge blow from the Asian financial crisis in 1998.

Can Kia be serviced anywhere?

If the repair is not warranty work, you can get it done anywhere, though any issues with any non oem parts could be a problem. But of course since Kia and Hyundai are sister companies, there is much parts commonality. If you want to make a warranty claim, best to take it to a KIA dealer.

What Kia models are being recalled?

The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. The same vehicles were recalled last year because brake fluid can leak into a control computer, causing an electrical short. That can increase the risk of fire even when the vehicles are parked.

Can Hyundai be serviced at Kia?

Moreover, Kia’s Service Technicians are factory trained and certified which makes them uniquely qualified to perform work on both Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Having your Hyundai maintenance performed at Kia Country will keep your warranty in force.

Are Kias difficult to fix?

Once you reach the 5-year/60,000-mile point, your Kia warranty is actually pretty limited and many repairs are probably not covered. Kia made number 14 on their list of brands that cost the most to maintain over the first 10 years, with an average cost of $8,800. Compare that to Toyota’s average cost of $5,500.

Are there any recalls on Kia Souls?

Recall no. Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Soul, and 2021 Seltos vehicles equipped with 2.0L Nu MPI engines. The piston oil rings may not have been properly heat-treated, which may result in engine damage. A damaged engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do if you have a problem with a Kia dealer?

If your dealer is unable to resolve the problem for you, please give our customer service team a call – 0333 202 2990. You can find a copy of our complaint policy here I’m unhappy with my Kia dealer, what should I do?

Do you have to have your car repaired by the dealer?

Buy from dealerships with good service departments. Have your car serviced consistently at the same dealer, if you can, and buy from them if they excel. That said, You do not have to have your car repaired by the dealer you bought it from.

Can a car dealership help you with warranty work?

If you have shown loyalty to the dealership by using them for regular service work, they will be more inclined to help youas opposed to the person who buys a car there and takes it somewhere else for regular service, and only brings it in for warranty work.

Do you need UVO link to lease a Kia?

Purchase/lease of certain 2019 and newer Kia vehicles with UVO link includes a complimentary 1-year subscription to UVO ULTIMATE, our most comprehensive UVO package, starting from the new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer.

Where is the nearest Kia dealer near me?

We Are Your Seattle, WA New and Certified Pre-owned Kia Dealership near Kirkland, Everett, Renton, Ballard, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Burien, and Woodinville. Are you wondering, where is Chuck Olson Kia or what is the closest Kia dealer near me?

When do I have to trade in my Kia?

Requires trade-in of 2002 or newer Kia or competitive car, truck, van, or SUV; or lease termination occurring between 4/1/2021 and 11/30/2021. Customer must have owned or leased a minimum of 30 days prior to the sale date. Not compatible with lease offers. Subject to dealer participation.

How long have I been a Kia customer?

I have been a 3 car Kia customer for almost 10 years. I was Kia’s BIGGEST fan, telling EVERYONE how great a company this is. I’ve converted 5 people into purchase of a Kia. Which is why I’d like to tell you why I am no longer a Kia customer and now a Nissan owner.

How to contact Kia Motors Finance for payment?

If your recurring payment schedule was set up through a dealership, bank, or other third party bill-pay service, contact them for information. If your recurring payment schedule was set up through Kia Motors Finance, Contact Us for more information. Why am I being charged Property/Excise Tax on a leased vehicle?