The Kia K900 is a great vehicle. Sturdy exterior, a comfortable ride, and nice amenities for the driver and passengers.
But despite its resounding popularity, there are several common issues that plague the Kia K1900.
We have also written about how long the Kia K900 lasts, and now we’ll turn to the problems with these models.
Here is a quick guide to these issues:
Suspension problems are a common challenge faced by K900 drivers. In addition, many users have complained about squeaky suspension and unevenly worn tires.
When one or more of these parts goes bad or wears out, you may start to notice a few different symptoms:
- The car starts to bounce when driving over bumps or uneven surfaces
- The steering wheel shakes or vibrates when moving at high speeds or braking suddenly
- There’s a squeaking sound when turning the steering wheel
- Your vehicle rolls too much on turns
- The tires wear down prematurely
In such instances, the suspension should be inspected for damage.
Electronic Parking Brake Stuck
One common issue with the KIA K900 is an electronic parking brake that gets stuck.
This can be dangerous because you can’t drive the car if you can’t take the parking brake off. It’s also a big hassle to get fixed—you’ll have to take your car in for service.
If your brake is stuck, you’ll be able to tell right away because the vehicle will not start.
Shut the engine off, then let it cool down for at least 5-10 minutes if you find yourself in this situation.
Without starting the engine, turn on your car’s ignition switch. Next, press and hold the brake pedal while pressing and holding the release button on the center console until you hear a beep.
Also, the good news is there are a few things you can do to prevent this problem:
- Use the right type of vehicle fluid on your car.
- Keep your car in good condition by getting regular maintenance checks.
- Be aware of the signs when something starts going wrong so that you can take action before it becomes an emergency!
Malfunctioning UVO System
The UVO system in your KIA K900 is a great way to stay connected. The UVO system is designed to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently.
It uses sensors in the car’s air vents to monitor the temperature of your cabin, so it can adjust the airflow to ensure optimal temperature. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned.
The most common issue with the UVO system is that it can stop from working completely. This is not a widespread problem, but it does happen. If you are experiencing this issue, you can do a few things to fix it.
While it can be tempting to panic, the good news is that there’s a lot you can do to troubleshoot and fix this common issue.
First, try rebooting the infotainment system if you can by holding down the power button for ten seconds. If that doesn’t work, you should try updating the software on your UVO system via the KIA website.
If that doesn’t work, you’ll want to make sure that the power supply for your vehicle is working properly. To do this, turn on your headlights and listen for a clicking sound as they come on.
If you don’t hear anything, there could be a blown fuse or tripped relay in your vehicle’s electrical system. Again, it’s best to leave this to a professional mechanic who can ensure they don’t void your warranty by working on the electrical system.
Quite a few K900 owners have complained about paint chipping issues.
Unfortunately, the 2015 model seems to be having more problems than other models. The most common areas for the paint to the chip are on the trunk lid, around the side mirrors, and on the door handles.
The paint on your KIA K900 may chip over time; if this happens, it may be necessary to touch up the paint or repaint the entire vehicle.
Chipping paint is a problem because it can lead to rust, which can cause even more damage. Rusting on a car can quickly become dangerous and should not be ignored.
It is wise to get this fixed as soon as you notice any paint chipping or rust.
To avoid paying more money in the future because of increased damage caused by rust, you should take care of the chipping issue as soon as you notice it.
This issue can often be fixed by either repainting your car or applying a coat of touch-up paint to the affected areas.
If you decide to do this yourself, it will be helpful to follow a few steps:
- Thoroughly clean and dry off all the areas you plan to paint, and then apply a primer to them.
- Allow the paint primer to dry for about an hour before painting with two coats and allowing each coat to dry between applications.
- Apply one coat of clear glaze over your paint job once dry.
Other Problems Not Unique To The KIA K900
Oscillating Vibrations May Often
Oscillating vibration is a common problem in the KIA K900. Drivers should expect to experience this issue in their vehicle, but it can be controlled.
The more steps you take to limit the oscillation vibration you experience, the better control you will have over your vehicle.
If you’re experiencing oscillating vibration while driving at high speeds (above 50 mph), it could be caused by a damaged driveshaft.
Also, if your KIA K900 is experiencing an oscillating vibration, this is due to an unbalanced wheel. A wheel out of balance may cause a vehicle to vibrate at certain speeds.
This kind of vibration will usually worsen as a car’s speed increases.
An inspection of the car’s wheels and tires is necessary in order to determine what is causing the problem.
The vehicle will then undergo a road test to ensure that the problem has been fixed and that it is safe to drive.
Pulling To One Side or the Other
A very common issue with the Kia K900 is pulling to one side or the other. Several different things can cause this issue, but there are a few places you should look first.
You should start by checking the tires. Check that the pressure is distributed evenly on all four sides.
If pressure is low on one side, it can cause pulling to that side. Aside from checking the tires for signs of uneven wear, it’s also a good idea to check the wheel alignment.
A misalignment can also lead to uneven tire wear, causing the vehicle to pull to one side or the other.
Your truck will need an alignment if this is the case.
Keep an eye out for potholes and curbs when you’re driving around town because they’re common causes of alignment issues.
Lighting Problems With the Headlights
A common Kia K900 headlight complaint is that the headlights are not bright enough. As a result, drivers say it’s difficult to see at night, even with the headlights on.
Kia K900 owners have reported a variety of problems with the vehicle’s headlights over the years. These issues include:
- Headlights are turning off and on at random, regardless of whether the car is on or off.
- When turning on the headlights, owners report that only one headlight will turn on simultaneously while the other headlight remains off. This problem is intermittent and goes away after a few minutes.
- The driver’s side headlight is not turning on, but the passenger’s side headlight is working fine.
The problems may be due to faulty electrical connections in the headlight circuit.
For example, a damaged wiring harness can cause the headlights to have a reduced or intermittent output.
If your headlights seem dimmer than they should be, have your mechanic check out your car and fix the issue if necessary.
Additionally, headlight illumination might start to dim after two years of use on your KIA K900, so check your headlights regularly and replace them.
General Pros and Con for KIA K900
When it comes to luxury sedans, the Kia K900 is an excellent choice because it’s both sporty and comfortable.
While the KIA K900 is elegant and luxurious, it’s also a bit eccentric, which gives it an alluring personality.
- Interior quality is among the best
- Long list of high-tech features
- Abundance of soft-touch surfaces and high-quality materials
- Roomy and stylish cabin
- Available V8 engine
- Pulling to one side of the other
- Suspension issues
- Lighting problems with the headlights
- Oscillation vibrations occur often
- Electronic parking brake stuck
What Do the Reviews Say?
“A well-kept secret as far as I’m concerned. Cannot imagine getting rid of it. The most quiet automobile I’ve ever owned. Workmanship top shelf all the way. At 74 I’ve owned a buttload of cars. This is without a doubt the best I’ve ever owned. V8 engine is a masterpiece.”
“Don’t let the Kia brand turn you off! I’ve owned all the luxury cars over the years, and for the money, this is the best car going. Don’t be a brand snob & miss out on a wonderful automobile.”
What’s the Resale Value Of Kia K900?
The resale value of a Kia K900 is $12,645 to $22,514. The resale value of a car depends on several factors, including the make and model of the car and its mileage on it.
The estimated resale value for a car is its book value or retail value.
This can be found by using a number of resources, including Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds’ True Market Value.
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ⓘ The information in this article is based on data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall reports, consumer complaints submitted to the NHTSA, reliability ratings from J.D. Power, auto review and rating sites such as Edmunds, specialist forums, etc. We analyzed this data to provide insights into the best and worst years for these vehicle models.