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I love my car!
I'm 22 and i bought myself the 2021 kia seltos s, as my first car i wanted to drive in comfort, safety for me and my family. And its done an amazing job for the 7 months I've had it.
I use my car 5 days a week for work and to go out with my family & friends.
I service my car with aultratune as my family service their cars with them , but i have never had an issue with my car.
Everyone who sees my car keep mistaking it for a a mini range rover thats how similar they look
But with mine i have personalised it to my liking, with new rims and wh...
Purchased in January 2020.
Ok Car - already sold it in seven months
Drove alright. Very good technologies inside. Too much plastic in the cabin. Noisy on road. There is something uncomfortable about the steering wheel and same thing with driver arm rest. Windscreen is cheap as well, got cracked with a tiny road chip in 60's zone.
Worst thing is I got a letter from Kia to fix a recall on steering column, I had to go 4 times to the dealership to fix it and the service staff's behaviour was extremely arrogant. I did not swore, I did not raise my voice but I asked them few questions. They did not like it. Never ex...perienced this type of treatment. I wondered if another major problem occurs, how these guys going to treat. Guess what, I decided not to pay a single cent to Kia or Heartland in my life and sold the bloody thing.
Purchased in March 2020.
Reliable but Poor build Quality
Got the S version.
Punches above its weight no worries. I previously owned a diesel that had twice the Newts of Torque. Seltos 2 litre 180, my thumper Diesel 2 litre 360. But the Seltos has surprised me from the test drive to my now ownership. Think that the engine matched with its IVT trans is a perfect match and the power figures belie its on road performance for sure. Driver room in front is great, im 6'2 and have no issues getting in or out or with driver comfort. Fuel economy for a new tight engine is impressive, forget t...
Purchased in September 2020.
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Love my Kia Seltos - Outstanding SUV!
Thanks to Jim Arsovski and the team at Gateway Motor Group for the exceptional and professional service provided. My brand new Kia Seltos has exceeded expectations in terms of style, comfort, safety features and technology. I absolutely love it! 5 Stars.
Purchased in August 2020 at Gateway Motor Group.
A great compact SUV
Bought it brand new two weeks ago so just a few early observations. I had read some reviews before committing and they were all pretty accurate - Seltos is a terrific compact SUV. The 2.0L atmo engine plus CVT drivetrain performs excellent both in traffic and on the open road. You will not need more power unless you race people at traffic lights. It is considerably more dynamic than 2017 RAV4, more effortless than 2016 Sportage with 2.0L engine - both of which I drove extensively - and almost on par with the Mitsy Eclipse turbo . The handling, ...cornering and ride quality are all great. The seats are comfy and supportive, all-around visibility good, sound quality adequate, infotainment system easily the best I have come across. The mileage I am getting is around 6.0L/100km on the motorways and 7.5L in the city which is amazing for a brand new car. I have not identified any issues with the car but here are a few minor annoyances you may want to know about. The storage is not great by volume and really limited in the back seats in the base trim (no cup holders!). There is more noise on the rough chip roads audible in the back seats than I would like - the front seats are fine. Despite the volume similar to Sportage the boot feels smaller. The steering could be a bit lighter at slow speed. These issues are quite minor and none would have made me change my mind about buying the car. Overall I am more than happy with my Seltos and would recommend it to anyone who does not need extensive internal storage. 5 stars.
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I initially loved my Kia Setos Sport I purchased new in December 2019. Had the 15,000km service two months ago and it was returned to me with a loud tappet type noise. I had issues to start with trying to get our local dealer to accept there was a problem. It over revs on start up with some fluctuations, then the tappet type noise fluctuates in loudness. The tappet noise is also noticeable when accelerating slowly . The SA Kia Australia rep apparently told our dealer they believe swarf may have been released into the engine when the oil was changed. Kia authorised continual oil changes, cleaning flush and oil filter changes. The tappet type noise is still very evident. The Kia rep, I was told by the dealership, stated the engine sounds normal to him. I am still fighting for Kia or the dealership to take ownership of the problem and fix it. I hate listening to the tappet type noise while driving and wonder what damage it is doing to the engine.
Has anyone else had engine problems after the 15,000km service or an oil change?
I hear some slight tappet sound at start up which goes away once the engine has dropped down to normal revs which I understand is typical with a number of kia engines. But it should be gone once warmed up and not persist. I do notice that the colder the temperature then the slightly higher rev I'll get upon the intial startup in the morning. I usually wait for the revs to drop to normal or below a thousand before choosing gear, only takes 30 to 60 seconds and is good for the engine life. The reason why these days so many newer cars with low ks have stuffed engines or near worn out is so many get in and the instant it ticks over they hit the pedal. You dont need to sit there like the old cars but at least give a little bit of time for the oil to get moving and coat everything properly.
Light acceleration from stop and if there is little ambient noise there is the slightest of ( best I can describe and its ultra slight and you need to listen a bop bop bop sound) this I am told is a typical sound of the IVT. Its very very light and you have to listen. Thats what I was told it was anyway.
Best of luck.
Thanks for letting me know your issues. The tappet noise in mine persists while driving it at low speed and while the revs are just under 2000.
My issue has now been resolved with the tappet noise eventually being diagnosed as being a blown piston. As it was considered to be a major fault after 10-12 weeks I was given a total refund upon request without any hesitation from Kia Australia and my Dealership which was very much appreciated. I still love the look and feel of the Kia Seltos albeit I now have an alternative brand vehicle.
I brought my seltos sports + in late May. The transmission has overheated when reversing uphill to my garage, also has a smell when this happens, it has also surged on acceleration a couple of times. Is anyone else having theses problems .??
Hi. Im not sure if that model you have has Turbo engine and the other transmission that goes with it.
Mine is a 2 litre with CVT (Kia calls it IVT)
But have heard of ridiculous overheat issues with the one that comes with the Tubo Seltos.
In the USA there are a fair number of complaints regarding it of just overheating driving in moderate traffic!
Here is a link to a USA Seltos site. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding the thread on it.
Really hope you get it fixed as buying a new car with issues really, totally sucks!
This is a dry dual clutch. It is sensitive to higher torque situations such as stop start traffic and reversing (since it is a lower gear) and your specific driving circumstances. If these problems continue I would get rid of it because the gearbox doesn’t suit you. A normal auto has a torque multiplier from stop and will be much smoother.
Just recently brought a kia seltos standard and has anybody had engine issues as mine has been so far recalled for anti theft lock and sensor issues now my car has gone back as it went into limp mode and engine light was on just want some answers if anyone has had the same
Hi. Sorry to hear you have issues. The models as I understand are considered or called the 2019 & 2020 models. Mine just snuck into the 2021 version. No recall on my Vin.
Here is a list if it helps for you or others of the recall Vin numbers. Download the list, then on your phone tap on Q search and start typing in your Vin. If its on the list it will pull it up.
I really hope your issue gets sorted soon as buying a new car and having issues really really sucks. All the best getting it sorted as soon as possible.
Heres the recall link.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||6.8 L/100km||6.8 L/100km||6.8 L/100km||7.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||110kW @ 6200rpm||110kW @ 6200rpm||110kW @ 6200rpm||130kW @ 6000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,100 kg||1,100 kg||1,100 kg||1,250 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg|
|Ground Clearance||177 mm||177 mm||177 mm||177 mm|
|Release date||Oct 2019||Oct 2019||Oct 2019||Oct 2019|
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