Kia Cars & Trucks - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Hi, Johel and the usual suspects are:
1. Insufficient oil level or no oil in engine or tank.
2. The air in the oil system needs to be bled.
3. Blockage in the oil tank or line.
4. Oil pump failure.
5. Faulty oil pressure sending unit.
6. Grounded oil pressure light circuit.
7. Oil maintenance light needs to be reset.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.kia.com/content/dam/kwcms/kme/uk/en/assets/static/owners/service-maintenance/Kia_Dashboard_Warning_Lights.pdf
https://www.kia-forums.com/threads/cause-of-oil-pressure-light.175602/
https://repairpal.com/estimator/kia/rio/engine-oil-light-diagnosis-cost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=122zUFvlKBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwrMztkQjfs

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 19, 2020


There should be a handle beside the driver seat. See illustration below. (Other years have a different location.)
http://www.c-suvs.com/interior_overview-2433.html

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 17, 2020


Flashing check engine light can be caused by many things but it means there's a serious enough misfire to damage the catalytic converter. See this post on flashing check engine light

https://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/flashing-check-engine-light/

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 15, 2020


Hi, Shannon and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition and leaking check for spark leakage in the dark.
3. Spark plug gap too close or too wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module, and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discharged.
6. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. Dirty air filter
9. Intake air leak.
10. Water, dirt, or rust in the fuel system, fuel pump and/or filter.
11. Old dead or bad fuel.
12. A faulty fuel pressure regulator.
13. Pinholes in the in-tank plastic convoluted tubing from the pressure regulator to the quick disconnect check valve.
14. Fuel tank vent system plugged.
15. The throttle body controls misadjusted.
16. Damaged throttle body or intake seals.
17. Clogged or faulty fuel injectors.
18. Loose, dirty, or corroded ignition module connector at crankcase.
19. Faulty TPS, MAP, CKP, O2, and/or CMP sensors.
20. Incorrect valve timing.
21. Weak or broken valve springs.
22. Damaged intake or exhaust valve.
23. The control module may be in limp mode.
24. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-t7364_ds481764
https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c2463_ds483482
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lReN7OT5GjM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv-1tMi_85g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXAWlaq59XQ


Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 15, 2020


Ignition problem, clogged fuel injectors, weak fuel pump. Also try to run car with fuel tank cap open to see if that makes any difference

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 15, 2020


I am almost positive it is located INSIDE the trans housing. It needs to be pulled apart to get to it.

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 14, 2020


Remove the door card and carefully peel back the water resistant membrane and using a good light examine the internal lock/latch mechanism.

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 14, 2020


First you need to know what your fuel pressure is. Install a fuel pressure tester to your fuel rail port and see what it is. Should be 48-50 psi.

2002 Kia Sedona | Answered on Feb 12, 2020


Might be the switch - there isn't really enough current going through the switch to keep it clean with computerised cars...

It is worth checking the bulbs first - far from unknown for both to fail together. Check the fuse. Serious troubleshooting would need a wiring diagram.

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 12, 2020


Just buy a dipstick for that model.

Who is 'Derick? I hope you aren't posting answers as a new posting!

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 05, 2020


replace the ignition switch. not the part with the keyhole the switch itself

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Feb 05, 2020


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Hn67IIp_s

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Jan 31, 2020


Something is not connected correctly or the wrong part is installed. The items that you mentioned are all controlled by the wiring harnesses that run through the steering column.

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Jan 31, 2020


2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L dohc, is an interference engine, will cause piston to valve damage, Kia recommends timing belt replacement in California every 90,000 miles, except California every 60,000 miles, hope this was very helpful.

2002 Kia... | Answered on Jan 31, 2020


It is behind the timing belt cover

Kia Cars &... | Answered on Jan 30, 2020

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