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Random stalling I've been having the same problem with random staling with no warning at all over the past 3 years. Each time I complained to the dealership they told me nothing was wrong. It only ever happened when the car was completely stopped until TODAY. Needless to say, I told them if they don't find the problem & fix it I will go ballistic on them. Ever since I got the car we've had small electrical problems, dash board lights, heated seats not working, cruise control randomly not working. They've always tried to blame it on the non-stock radio I had put it, but I've contacted several radio places & auto places, all said that should have nothing to do with it. It will get fixed or I'll sue when I get into an accident.

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  • bbmcentire Sep 04, 2009

    What I mean by stalling is that is simply turns off. The radio continues to run, so I don't even notice anything until I try to go. This typically happenes at a stop sign or a stop light, however over the past week it's happened once while I was coming to a stop & once when I was in slow moving heavy traffic.

    I've complained about this problem to the dealer 7 times over the last 2 years if not more times. I've also had issues with interior lighting, cruise control & the heated seats. On each of those issues it took at least 2 trips to the dealer to get the issue solved.

    I've been "nice but firm" on the previous trips. However, the only response I get is that the computers turn up everything is normal. Something is obviously wrong, but nobody seems to care because when they look at it the computers say it's fine. I am not okay with my car stalling & the dealer telling me the care is running normal. I do realize that it is not the service person at the desk or the mechanic that deserves to hear customers rant & yell about issues, that is what management is for.

    If I don't get anywhere this time, I will request a factory field rep to look at it. Nobody has ever mentioned anything of that sort before & that is a very helpful suggestion. I've also done some research online (& yes I know how misleading that can be), but at least I have a list of MANY other Kia owners who have the EXACT same problem & a list of possible fixes for this issue.

    Thank you!

  • bbmcentire Sep 05, 2009

    I hate to pull the "I'm a woman in a repair place" card, but sometimes I do feel that way. I'm 30, but most guess my age at around 24 even if I come straigt from work wearing a suit.

    My husband has also taken it in several times, which is the only reason the fuse panel was replaced, which finally made the issues with the heated seats go away.

    The hard thing is that the problem is intermitten. It doesn't happen all the time. After reading similar problems online I'm honestly afraid to drive the car.

    As for Lemon Laws, the problem is nothing has ever been fixed. Every time I take it in I'm told nothing is wrong. I'm ready to threaten to sue if I get into an accident because no matter what else I do I get the same response, "everything checks out fine". What else am I suppose to do? Hand over my car to them for the next 6 months until it happens again? That's not a viable option.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if u go ballistic as you say the dealer will not fix the car, trust me on this, we have ways of getting back at customers that yell and scream, we don't make the cars or there built in defects, we must have the symptom happen to correct it, can you fix something that is working ok?? when u have it in your possesion? don't think so, morale here be nice but firm, request a factory field rep to look at the problem.

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U also qualify for the LEMON LAW, three repair attempts is what qualifies this, at least in my state, the dealer will not mention the factory Representative, we call him a "field service engineer", ask to have him come out and look at every problem, be prepared to ride with him to prove the problem exists.

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  • Shaun Plencner Sep 05, 2009

    just a question are u a lady ? if so take a man with you and some one who has a hot head and short fuse cause they seem to think most women do not know anything about cars i go with my sister when her cars go to the dealer cause they seem to think women do not know anything about cars and some states do not have lemon laws but safety laws

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