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I picked up my new lx last Saturday and have already taken it back 3 times as a check engine light keeps coming on…well it will be 4 times today. The dealership clears the code and it is good for a day then it comes back on, they are saying it is an issue with the air fuel mixture. Anyone else have any similar issues…I am about ready to go back to my old grand caravan!!!
 

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I picked up my new lx last Saturday and have already taken it back 3 times as a check engine light keeps coming on…well it will be 4 times today. The dealership clears the code and it is good for a day then it comes back on, they are saying it is an issue with the air fuel mixture. Anyone else have any similar issues…I am about ready to go back to my old grand caravan!!!

It's probably because they don't want to replace the MAF sensor which can be pretty expensive. I wouldn't take the vehicle back if they just clear the code a fourth time. Also, it may not help, but call Kia Corporate Customer Relations. At least it will be logged as a case and depending on your consumer protection laws, might enable you for lemon law protections if it isn't able to be resolved. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
 

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I picked up my new lx last Saturday and have already taken it back 3 times as a check engine light keeps coming on…well it will be 4 times today. The dealership clears the code and it is good for a day then it comes back on, they are saying it is an issue with the air fuel mixture. Anyone else have any similar issues…I am about ready to go back to my old grand caravan!!!
It's probably because they don't want to replace the MAF sensor which can be pretty expensive. I wouldn't take the vehicle back if they just clear the code a fourth time. Also, it may not help, but call Kia Corporate Customer Relations. At least it will be logged as a case and depending on your consumer protection laws, might enable you for lemon law protections if it isn't able to be resolved. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Also lemon laws kick in after a number of attempts to fix a problem (depends on what state you are in). Mentioning that, if it applies in your state, might motivate them to make more effort.
Good luck!
 

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After looking online I see that there was a closed recall on my van for a bad fuel rail. It says that it has been completed/replaced but I am waiting to hear back from the dealership to confirm that in fact it has been replaced and not just inspected. But I am thinking that is the problem with my van
 

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Just heard back from dealership, they think they have found the issue with the check engine light coming on..a bad injector. ( I wonder if it got damaged when they replaced the fuel rail?) fingers crossed when they get the part this solves the issue.
I think you are the second person here to mention a bad fuel injector. Hopefully that resolves the issue!
 

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Did the new injector fix the issue? I have a new carnival LX with the exact same issue. Dealership just resets the code and send me all the way. Kia corporate tells me that then can’t approve anything without it being diagnosed. Kia dealership says they can’t diagnose a historic code and as soon as the light comes on I need to immediately come to the dealership Which is 45 minutes from my house.
 

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Did the new injector fix the issue? I have a new carnival LX with the exact same issue. Dealership just resets the code and send me all the way. Kia corporate tells me that then can’t approve anything without it being diagnosed. Kia dealership says they can’t diagnose a historic code and as soon as the light comes on I need to immediately come to the dealership Which is 45 minutes from my house.
Yes the new injector fixed the issue and I have driven 5000km since they replaced it and no issues!! When the check engine light came on the code they got was for cylinder 6. They took that injector out and switched it with the one from cylinder 1 cleared the code, took the van for a long drive and then check engine light came back on. When they checked the code this time it was an issue with cylinder 1. That is how they diagnosed the issue. Hope this helps
 

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I picked up my new lx last Saturday and have already taken it back 3 times as a check engine light keeps coming on…well it will be 4 times today. The dealership clears the code and it is good for a day then it comes back on, they are saying it is an issue with the air fuel mixture. Anyone else have any similar issues…I am about ready to go back to my old grand caravan!!!
I picked up my new lx last Saturday and have already taken it back 3 times as a check engine light keeps coming on…well it will be 4 times today. The dealership clears the code and it is good for a day then it comes back on, they are saying it is an issue with the air fuel mixture. Anyone else have any similar issues…I am about ready to go back to my old grand caravan!!!
Same as mine. We bought an XL also. I have it since almost 8 months now and its been 5 times that the check engine light comes on!! Tomorrow will be the second time at the garage.. would have been the third time because I cancelled my appointement during Christmas (the cruise control couldnt work either...). They always say "if it doesn't blink, theres nothing to worry about" -_-
Keep you posted...
Do you still have the same problem?
 
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