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any mechanics to give me some advice if possible please? UPDATE!!!

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
my car is an 05 plate and broke down last week so rac towed it to garage for me and now garage has toled me it needs a new engine and so far the best price for engine alone is £940!
my car is a kia picanto has anyone any knowledge or experience of renewing an engine? thanks
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Did they say what the problem with the other one was, a complete engine seems a little extreme.
banned#2
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/search.php?searchid=86632887

I bet you are gutted a 5 year old car needing a new engine.
#3
Did you have it from new? Don't KIA Have a huge warranty?

Do you drive it like you stole it? X)
#4
What warranty did your car come with from new I recall new kia have a 7 year warranty but didn't older models have 5 ? Just a thought if it's covered by the manufacture
#5
lol thnaks guys yes i have had the car from new seems there was an oil leak and i didnt know it was last serviced in dec 09 anyway broke down and seemingly because of the oil leak it is now beyond repair! he was talking something about the clank/crank? dont know what this is but he says it could have happened at anytime as it was overheating and snapped! i,m none the wiser he 1st quoted roughly £5/600 for the engine!
#6
i wud get it towed from that garage and go elsewhere or atleast get it towed home for the time being
#7
Think they only came with 3 year warranty.
#8
trinaandlee i cant quote your post! lol i think when i got mine it was just standard 3 year warranty but how do i check as cars manual ect is in the car!
(no i have the log book just incase you think i am really blonde! :) )
#9
Snoop7
i wud get it towed from that garage and go elsewhere or atleast get it towed home for the time being
i have known this guy for years and always trusted him not saying i dont now but price difference is a bit high!
#10
Was you aware there was a crankshaft recall on Picanto's around the time of yours being manufactured?

http://www.kia-forums.com/kia-picanto-forum/43684-04-recall-crankshaft-bolt.html

Edited By: greg_68 on Aug 12, 2010 10:25: .
#11
greg_68
Was you aware there was a crankshaft recall on Picanto's around the time of yours being manufactured?
no really? how do i go about finding out thanks every1 i do appreciate your comments/help :)
#12
greg_68
Was you aware there was a crankshaft recall on Picanto's around the time of yours being manufactured?

That doesn't sound good,aren't they supposed to notify all owners in cases like that...........
#13
Your owners pack will list warranty details but after a quick google I think they were 5 years or 60000 miles. I would take a trip to your local KIA garage and stay calm and ask for help. If this fails ask for customer services number and complain. Keep a note of everything that is said and best of luck.
#14
I would get on the blower to kia. Say you were thinking of buying a new one until this happened and that you dont have much confidence in the brand. Then put it in writing. You may be able to get this done on the cheap.
#15
whatsThePoint
If it had an oil leak when did you last check the oil?
the rac guy thought it had an oil leak when he came out and said he would rather take me to a garage to check for engine damage i made a quick call to garage to clarify if it was an oil leak right enough as i may have picked it up wrong! anyway no oil leak it was the crank that has gone now i dont know what these are as its all mechanical for me
#16
Sorry the picanto was only 3 years warranty
#17
trinaandlee
Sorry the picanto was only 3 years warranty
yeh thats ok i have just phoned garage and like what the reviews said on the net they are denying any knowledge of this! i will get the details from the car and phone kia customer service and see what they say but i doubt it will make much difference now.
#18
whatsThePoint
If it looks like you have to pay it might be worth cutting your losses and selling it as is on ebay and getting a new car
yah garage said i would likely get about £2000 but not guaranteed i am gutted as i really need a car and it was running good until that! :(
#19
i got a call from the garage to say it needs a new engine as the clankshaft/bolt has gone i was gobsmacked so after various calls to kia and the dealer i have been told to bring it in and pay £57 per hour they will check and if they confirm what my garage has said then they will forward it to kia and ask them to provide the parts as a goodwill gesture but i would have to pay for labour now i am not happy with this as i explained to the fella the car is an o5 plate i bought it from new from the dealer in april o6 so it has been on the road for just over 4 years has done 17000 miles so it should never be needing a new engine i see after looking for answers prompted from the advice given on here that more people have had this problem and some have been out of warranty also, kia did do a recall of some vehicles from 05,06,07, but said mine was not one of them (and there are more like me ) how on earth would they know what vehicles had the defect until a problem actually occurs? i feel really let down and disappointed in kia for their lack of help with this situation i paid alot of money for this car believing that it was better to buy a new one as i would get more from it and it would last me more than 4 years at least! just wanted to update you guys i know its a long read!
#20
That's really bad news isn't it, you are right a 4 year old car should not need a new engine. Seems suspicious about the crankshaft/bolt doesn't it but how could you prove it was Kia at fault. The fact that they are willing to give you the parts leads me to believe they are admitting some sort of responsibility here.
I'd be writing direct to whoever is in charge of Kia UK and explaing exactly your circumstances and your disgust at the product / aftersales care you have recieved after investing a large lump of money in their product.
Gutted for you.

If it only needs a new crankshaft and they supply the parts perhaps it will not be as expensive as first thougt, but I would imagine a snapped crankshaft could not just be replaced and everything would be hunky dory.
Good luck.


Edited By: greg_68 on Aug 13, 2010 11:07: .
#21
thanks greg_68 i am totally gutted and drained trying to talk to people and sort it out but i thought the same as you why would kia give me the parts as a goodwill gesture if they are not at fault as the parts are not cheap! i have contacted trade and standards and anyone else i can think of for any advice or help they can give me could be a losing battle but i will try! :)
#22
Try the Kia forums and have a good read through any related threads, I am sure someone somewhere will point you in the right direction or have experience of a similar position to yours.
banned#23
greg_68
That's really bad news isn't it, you are right a 4 year old car should not need a new engine. Seems suspicious about the crankshaft/bolt doesn't it but how could you prove it was Kia at fault. The fact that they are willing to give you the parts leads me to believe they are admitting some sort of responsibility here.
I'd be writing direct to whoever is in charge of Kia UK and explaing exactly your circumstances and your disgust at the product / aftersales care you have recieved after investing a large lump of money in their product.
Gutted for you.

If it only needs a new crankshaft and they supply the parts perhaps it will not be as expensive as first thougt, but I would imagine a snapped crankshaft could not just be replaced and everything would be hunky dory.
Good luck.


good advice and mention this thread and the fact HKUD is in the top 100 UK websites so gets a lot of attention.

good luck!
banned#24
csiman
greg_68
That's really bad news isn't it, you are right a 4 year old car should not need a new engine. Seems suspicious about the crankshaft/bolt doesn't it but how could you prove it was Kia at fault. The fact that they are willing to give you the parts leads me to believe they are admitting some sort of responsibility here.
I'd be writing direct to whoever is in charge of Kia UK and explaing exactly your circumstances and your disgust at the product / aftersales care you have recieved after investing a large lump of money in their product.
Gutted for you.

If it only needs a new crankshaft and they supply the parts perhaps it will not be as expensive as first thougt, but I would imagine a snapped crankshaft could not just be replaced and everything would be hunky dory.
Good luck.


good advice and mention this thread and the fact HKUD is in the top 100 UK websites so gets a lot of attention.

good luck!

Let us know how it goes BTW
#25
Is the car on finance? If so, may be worth speaking with finance company. They may be able to help out...

Edited By: birdyboyuk on Aug 13, 2010 13:18: No reason
#26
birdyboyuk
Is the car on finance? If so, may be worth speaking with finance company. They may be able to help out...
nope no finance paid cash will keep you,s updated atm its more just phone calls and emails going back and forth!

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