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Old 7th January 2023, 22:33   #1846
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How far is the more "urban" service center? Honestly, it's just about following SOPs for regular maintenance, as far as I know. So shouldn't matter much right?

Or you can check with your SA (from the dealership where you'd gotten the car from) and understand what all maintenance is to be performed now. Make a checklist and follow up with this service center guy.
Nearby "Urban" service centre is 200 km ahead, Last time at 10000 km service I faced an issue, just before servicing Facebook group of car owners had a topic about replacing horn in some batch of particular month's manufactured cars just before taking gate pass, I asked service agent the question and asked them to check, which they obliged, and finally replaced the horn with a dual tone horn. That's one of the reasons I prefer to research any new information and proceed with service.
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Re: Kia Sonet : Official Review

Heard complaints about Sonet stopping suddenly (DCT Petrol) from an acquaintance. Anyone with D-AT experienced anything as such? Is it owing to gearbox overheating?
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Is it owing to gearbox overheating?
I think the transmission overheating will show proper warning and advises to park safely. I own a DCT, but never seen such warning or faced this issue.
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I think the transmission overheating will show proper warning and advises to park safely. I own a DCT, but never seen such warning or faced this issue.
I mean what was told to me was that it just stopped randomly and refused to start. Which sounded weird. First I assumed it was overheating, but then again, you're right, it gives ample time to park safely. Weird.
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I mean what was told to me was that it just stopped randomly and refused to start. Which sounded weird.
That sounds strange. Do you know if thereís any error message?

My carís battery drained recently (my mistake, I kept music and fan on when I was cleaning and forgot about that) and the car couldnít start. However, it didnít show a battery low error, instead it complained about ESC as it couldnít finish the startup ESC checks due to the low battery.

Kiaís roadside assistance then helped me to jump start.
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I mean what was told to me was that it just stopped randomly and refused to start. Which sounded weird. First I assumed it was overheating, but then again, you're right, it gives ample time to park safely. Weird.
I think a few 2021 models had fuel pump issues which may have stopped the engine and refusing to start again.
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Old 15th January 2023, 21:38   #1852
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I was driving the other day back to my workplace from Chandigarh and was driving rather sedately. Stumbled across the average instantaneous fuel consumption for the trip. Needless to say, gives me serious doubts about the calculations behind it it went up to 27.3 but could not click a pic of it

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One irritant I've observed is that my right headlamp beam seems to be pointed towards the left. This is especially visible in high beam. Has anyone noticed the same or is it just me? I have a GTX DAT which comes with LED headlamps
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Old 16th January 2023, 23:47   #1853
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I have a question for all the Sonet and Kia car owners reading this. I've observed paint fade within a year or two of most of Kia cars in my society and region (where I can inspect closely).

What has been your ownership like?
Is the shine still on? Has the paint faded?
Will ceramic coat prevent this to some extent?
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I have a question for all the Sonet and Kia car owners reading this. I've observed paint fade within a year or two of most of Kia cars in my society and region (where I can inspect closely).

What has been your ownership like?
Is the shine still on? Has the paint faded?
Will ceramic coat prevent this to some extent?
This is the first time I am reading this. Personally, I have not come across any Kia car where the paint (not the plastics) has faded.

I know my car isn't ceramic coated and is 3+ yrs old already. Paint is holding up well so far. The next time you come across such a Kia car, can you please click a pic and share here?
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A query for DCT owners, just before the gear changes, as the RPM rises, I can hear a hiss and click sound and then the RPM drops the noise is gone. Is this normal?
Have not seen any performance issue.
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This is the first time I am reading this. Personally, I have not come across any Kia car where the paint (not the plastics) has faded.

I know my car isn't ceramic coated and is 3+ yrs old already. Paint is holding up well so far. The next time you come across such a Kia car, can you please click a pic and share here?
Thanks for the confidence.
I've been trying to lookout for the Kia Sonets in society but the owners must be out or something for the past few days.

Meanwhile, decided to get my own ride ceramic coated for the peace of mind. With the sun blinking in partially inside the covered parking and the society guy cleaning and wiping with his rag, I might as well spend for this.
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Came across this video.



He explains that using creeping function in iMT gearbox damages the clutch. So he recommends to use accelerator wherever possible when moving off in first gear. He explains the clutch is partially engaged if you use the creep function and it burns the clutch.

Can someone please verify if he is correct? I normally use the creep function in traffic and now I am worried about my clutch plate.
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Finally after 7 months, my ride is here!
Here's hoping for a pleasant enjoyable ownership!
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Finally after 7 months, my ride is here!
Here's hoping for a pleasant enjoyable ownership!
Whoa, congrats man! Still impatiently waiting on my HTX D AT. Just an incredibly well-rounded car, just so much fun to drive.
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Whoa, congrats man! Still impatiently waiting on my HTX D AT. Just an incredibly well-rounded car, just so much fun to drive.
Absolutely agreed. I too had booked HTX D AT. Mid Dec, the dealer called and asked if GTX was OK. Uptil now, I wasn't interested, but considering the future price increase and availability, I decided on jumping the gun.
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