2000 Kia Carnival LS 2.6 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
You almost get what you deserve
CD player skips when you hit slight bumps on the road.
Check light constantly coming on and off with no explanation. Has been looked at 3 times, Dealership explanation sensor and wiring problem all replaced, but problem still persists.
Starter motor problem Dealership fixed.
Head gasket blown 90000km still sorting out if warranty coverage is valid.
Hard to turn sharply.
Hard to park in parking bays.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st June, 2003
5th Aug 2003, 22:25
I have a 1999 Kia Carnival which recently blew a head gasket at 73000km. Kia (Australia) has agreed to supply a new short motor and to cover the labour as a 'goodwill' gesture (the vehicle is 7 months out of warranty). The technician informed me on the phone that this was a known weakness in these engines.
They have asked me to pay for the cost of machining the heads and all gaskets and fluids.