Kia Motors Informative - Engine Noise
TEXAS -- Although the warranty service through Kia has been done well, problems still exist with noise coming from the right side of the engine on cold mornings. The noise goes away within two blocks of driving. Kia can't seem to find the problem and really waiting for the car to go out of warranty. Whenever there has been a problem in the past, you have to prove what is happening before they will do anything.
Service needs to get better, but I am afraid it will get worse now that Kia cars are being made in USA. If anyone out there is experiencing this, please let me know. All reports researched stated - timing belt pulley is making the noise and once it heats up...it is fine.
Second issue is the air conditioner...making noise also when operating. Kia replace the clutch (recall), but now will not work on the current problem due to the fact pressures are correct. Here too, they are waiting for the car to come out of warranty to find the problem.
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