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Dropped it off at the dealer and was informed that they had to replace the trans oil temp sensor. Took the car in, and they ended up having to replace the entire transmission due to a misaligned bushing. No codes set. Problem resolved by rebooting restarting car. Has not recurred after 1, driven. Happened at miles. Transmission was replaced. Was removed, rust cleaned on it and the front hub, and then reinstalled. Throttle Assembly has failed and took three days to get a replacement.
Took it to dealer. Did not fix the problem. No Jerking in Electric Only Mode. Dealer replaced transmission oil temp sensor. Also updated computer ECU and changed brake switch which was a recall. I have decided to drive the car until it is no longer drive-able. Would like it fixed for free though.
Car still downshifts at 22 miles per hour when engine is cold.Sign In with Edmunds. I have a kia sedona bougt it in oct of last year.
Coming up on a year now. In February i was having trouble stearing my van and had check engine light. Took it to Christian Brothers Auto in Tampa asked for inspection of reported problems.
Was told o2 sensors for the light. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign in or Register. On Edmunds. Visit Edmunds How-To Guides.
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Evaluate my deal. Did you get a great deal? Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs. April in Kia.CK should perhaps watch a few of John Cadogan's vids regarding the reliability of different makes. As I stated before, if there are issues with other car makers, then please start a new thread about the issue so that we are all aware of it.
Again the company is FORCED by the authorities to do so, rather than holding its hands up and doing the right thing with their customers. If there's an issue, then it will always get raised there or on these forum pages by concerned owners. Why are you bringing this issue up?
Do you personally have problems with your car or know someone who does? It does seem strange that you haven't said why you want to talk about this 'issue'.
The reliability of all dual-clutch transmissions is questionable, particularly the dry-clutch types at higher mileages. I don't know of any evidence that Kias and Hyundais are any worse than the others. Over 3 years and no oil change to gearbox,? Please tell us, as with my experience of Kia, their customer service has always been positive, not fabulous, but very satisfactory.!
I only ask because class actions have been instigated against manufacturers of some dual clutch electronic gearboxes in other countries. But having only scratched the surface, I am having very, very serious doubts about the longevity of the vehicle, as I like to get MEGA-miles out of my cars.
In reality, you probably should be avoiding any DCT automatic - since they're now almost ubquitous in any car under 3. But the problem is that carmakers insist on putting them in their cars, and not offering a Torque Converter TC alternative. Maybe they just have a load of DCT gearboxes that they need to use up. To the OP: dual clutch as a concept doesn't have a great reputation and nobody seems to have got it right, meaning that those manufacturers who have dipped into that technology are busy dipping out again.
You may be aware of this already, but the problem isn't confined to the makes you mention. I have a Ford dual clutch auto, and I certainly wouldn't get one again, even though my car is running fine at present because its had a new clutch under warranty. Most of those who use this forum recommend "traditional" automatics if you prefer auto to manual, and they'd be able to give you good recommendations if, as BBD suggests, you can provide more information. Recently Asked Questions We've got a Defender.
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Sign in or Register. On Edmunds. Visit Edmunds How-To Guides. Service Centers in. Browse Forums by:. What Edmunds Says Pros. Got a lease deal in hand? Give us the details and we'll tell you if it's a good one. Evaluate my deal. Did you get a great deal? Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs. June in Kia. My 05 Sorento has an intermittent problem whereby she gets stuck in 5th and wont kick back when accelerating heavily.
She goes beautifully most of the time but every so often on a country drive I go to overtake and she just wont change. I have to stop the car totally, go to Park, then go again.
It can be great for the next kms and loads of overtakes.At Performance Kia, we regularly help our clients with issues that are related to, well, the performance of their Kia. See what we did there? However, issues related to transmission problems can be fairly easy to identify.
Are you having transmission problems? If so, you might be experiencing one of these symptoms. As we mentioned, sometimes your transmission can alert you to the troubles it might be facing. Much like brakes will squeal to let you know that they need repair, a transmission will squeal or whine during shifting to alert you to potential problems. Much like the noises you might notice while shifting, rough grinding, rubbing or shaking can happen as well.
While you certainly should be able to feel the shifts between gears in a traditional automatic transmissionit should never be a jarring, jerky motion. Attention should be paid to rough shifting immediately. Sometimes, you might try to shift into drive or reverse from park, and there is a brief lag before the gear engages. This is often among the first problems that might creep up for a failing transmission, and it certainly requires your attention.
Transmission fluid is among the easiest fluids to identify, due simply to its bright pink color. This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 25th, at pm and is filed under Service and RepairTips and Tricks. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed. My car has been jerking quite a bit whenever I change gears to get on the highway. The most effective way to stop the problem is to stop being a part of the issue.
In every speed machine, transmission is one of those pieces of stuff that straightforwardly affects the competency.Kia Motor Sportage owners have reported 42 problems related to automatic transmission under the power train category. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Kia Motor Sportage based on all problems reported for the Sportage.
Transmission "slams" when shifting from 2nd to 3rd after it has a chance to warm up. This occurs from either a stand-still or when it has been rolling and shifts to a higher gear.
I have taken it to the dealership and they are not aware of any other issues of this type, but I had another kia in the past and the same thing occurred.
KIA Transmission Problems
The dealer is currently looking into what may be causing this issue and are trying to determine if I need a new transmission or not. See all problems of the Kia Motor Sportage.
The contact owns a kia Sportage. While accelerating from a traffic stop at speeds of 25 mph, the vehicle surged froward as the transmission struggled to change gears.
The dealer advised they were aware of the failure however, the manufacture had not yet offered a remedy to correct the issue. The contact stated the vehicle had been serviced by the dealer a total of three times.
The dealer reset the vehicle on each occasion. The failure continued to recur intermittently.How to Tell if Your Automatic Transmission is Bad
The failure mileage was 30, and the current mileage was 34, The vehicle was taken to the dealer on July 18, and repaired according to recall 09v exterior lighting:brake lights:switch.
After the repair she noticed that the vehicle would only shift in the reverse gear. After removing the key from the ignition, the engine will not turn off. Lastly the vehicle smelled like burnt wires. The dealer concluded that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided.
The vehicle was towed back to the garage. The mechanic concluded that the wiring harness had melted. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was 60, The current mileage was 68, Four wheel drive on kia Sportage. It locks up and the only way to fix this is to unhook hoses when not in use and to hook the hoses up when needed.
The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop. The ect connector has been replaced and the sensor has been reprogrammed multiple times. The problem persists despite the repairs. The thermostat was replaced. The cause of the failure has yet to be determined.Kia Motor RIO owners have reported 15 problems related to automatic transmission under the power train category.
The most recently reported issues are listed below. Driving on interstate 75 at 70 mph the automatic transmission suddenly downshifted from overdrive into 3rd gear. The sudden surge almost sent me into the median. This has happened 5 times in the last month. The dealer has replaced the speed sensor unit twice and problem continues. Dealer kept old parts. Driving in traffic, made right turn into driveway at 30 mph and the engine died, steering was now unassisted. I rolled the car into a parking spot.
The car started upon my return to the car. This has happened at least 6 other times since I've owned the vehicle.
Kia Sorento Transmission Problems
Upon acquiring the vehicle this was the first problem I took the car in for repair. And on subsequent visits, it has been an issue, but the problem persists. This kia Rio was purchased used at a dealership a.
Kia, palmdale, CA,but soon developed problems with the transmission. Our insurance company replaced the transmission, citing problems which occurred due to our son, which were allegations made by a. Shortly after the car became inoperable and stopped on the freeway quite suddenly. No one was hurt, but our son and his passengers were rather shook up. Fixed one more time, while our son was driving the car when the left front axle fell off.
This happened after a. Kia repaired the transmission. After being fixed once again with another new transmission, while my husband was driving the car immediately after picking it up from the dealership it once again developed transmission problems. The car stopped at a busy intersection in rosamond, CA. The car was fixed, sensor problem, and soon taken to a car dealership in lancaster, CA. To be sold on consignment. While the sales representative was taking it out to show and attempt to sell the car again it stopped, this time on very busy sierra highway.
The dealer called us to imform us of the problem with the car. Kia took the car in for repair once again, replacing the transmission!. With all of the transmission problems this car has had we found it extremely dangerous, not only to our family, but potentially to someone else. Kia continued to just pass the buck without really getting to the root of the problem.
We didn't really know where to turn, but we felt that filing a complaint with the dot was a good start. Kia and kia of America should be held totally responsible for the dangerous junk that they were selling and manufacturing.
The dealership determined the problem was in the transmission and no repair was available. June through September my kia Rio has locked up in the parking gear not allowing to remove to reverse or drive.
Dealer has had in the shop four times and has changed breaking light twice along with gear console. Now stating even with the vehicle being at shop since the end of September can not enact problem.