Kyron is as good as, if not better than Kluger and similar size wagons.
I have owned a few SsangYong's over the past 12 years and I keep coming back to the Kyron. Tough as old Boots. Mine has the larger 2.7 Diesel and performance is quite good. This SPR model has full Leather, Power Seats, Heated Seats, Reversing Sensors, Cruise, Hill Descent Control and much more. Apart from the terrible factory sound system, which blows the speakers apart every few months, they are really good vehicles. Size, Practicality, Performance, Economy, Ease of Servicing yourself at Home and overall Longevity, make these a good bargain bu...y. There are a few niggles with them, but once you know the signs, inexpensive to keep them going. Common things to replace are Crank Sensor, Idler Pulley, Belt Tensioner, Door Speakers, Armrest Material. You could replace any of these items yourself for less than $100. Another thing that scares people unnecessarily is when HDC/ CHECK 4WD lights come on. Just simply drive the vehicle in 4WD High and 4WD Low for a few hundred metres, also 50 metres slowly in reverse. The lights will go out and reset. Simple hacks to keep your old girl running past 500,000 K's.
Purchased in June 2020 for A$2,900.00.
Tough. As. Nails.
I bought a broken down 2006 2.7 XDi Kyron with 308,000 km on the clock from a farm paddock about a month ago. I simply cannot believe how simple it has been to fix and how tough this thing is, given that it had suffered from over a decade of total neglect from an old farmer who eventually gave up on it. He told me that the transmission was dead, because it would not move. I will list the faults it had and the remedies I applied to get it from a car that made the 16km drive home the most exciting and eventful trip I have made into years, to a c...apable runabout for less than $100 in repairs. #1 'Dead' transmission. When I got it, the engine needed to be redlined before it would begin to move. It would get jammed in gears, hunt badly, thud and bang and generally behaved like a transmission that was in dire need of throwing on the scrap heap. I even priced up a new transmission and was quite prepared to pay the asking price for one, given that I had picked this thing up for a song. After much googling (it has the Mercedes 722.6 transmission) I began to wonder if it was totally dead after all, so decided to try a few tricks first before ordering the new transmission. After all, what did I have to lose given that it seemed pretty stuffed. I put a litre of trans fluid into it, and it started to work a bit better. So I put another litre in and to my absolute amazement, it transformed it back into a working transmission that shifts beautifully and always knows what gear to be in. It even has a really cool Mercedes style tiptronic system that is awesome for manual kickdowns when overtaking. #2 Random annoying temp gauge fault - suddenly skyrocketing off the top and setting the warning alarm off. **Update** I have discovered a few things about this fault and have successfully rectified the issue. I will list my learnings here; - If your temperature gauge suddenly and without warning goes straight into the red and the warning flasher / buzzer goes off, it is highly unlikely to be anything to do with engine temperature. You will see the temp gauge shoot up in under a second if this is the case. Your vehicle may also drop into limp home mode and lose a lot of power. It is actually the ECU trying to tell you it has detected a fault and instead of turning on the service engine light, it is setting off the temperature warning. I have no idea why, but that is what it is doing. - The actual issue that it is trying to warn you about is most likely an electrical one. Start by opening the fuse panel on the passenger side of the car. There is a relay and 2 fuses in there for the ECU. Change the relay (standard 5 pin one) and the fuses. Fuse oxidation is the enemy of these cars as they have a lot of tech in them for their age and poor voltage causes all sorts of malfunctions. I upgraded the relay on mine to a 20 amp one as the old relay was quite warm when I pulled it from it's base. Secondly, go through the other two fuse boxes (under bonnet and on the driver's side and pull all fuses and relays. Look for any sign of discoloration (brown or white) on the pins and clean them with fine sandpaper / replace them. - If the temp gauge fault still persists, have a look under the front of the car. There are wheel speed sensors and on the driver's side, there is a joiner. Pull this apart and have a look. Clean this connection up too - this is highly likely the fault if you are finding the issue happens and it drops into limp mode when overtaking or at highway speed. - If you have not paid any attention to your transmission in a long time, have a look / get it checked for oil leaks. On the 5 speed Mercedes automatics there is a plug for all the electrics inside that leaks trans fluid all over the wiring and causes electrical faults if it is not checked and replaced as needed. (A made in Germany Bapmic service kit is currently under $40 on eBay for these transmissions and includes the plug repair part plus filter and sump seal - the transmission in 5 speed auto models is the Mercedes 722.6 unit) - Also check things like fault #3 - there are a number of sensors on the engine ,a glowplug relay and one or two vacuum modules to operate the turbo and / or EGR valve.
Purchased in June 2020 for A$1,000.00.
Be good car if you could fix its faults.
Good motor and transmission. Too high geared in overdrive.Steering is heavy and too direct for safety at speed. Electronic controls unpredictable, Will lock itself up with key left in start switch. Bad news if you only have one key with you. Front springing too stiff for off highway roads. Dashboard too dark for good vision of meters! Other wise no worse than many others except for the temp/gauge fault.
Purchased in March 2018 for A$7,500.00.
Very happy with my Kyron
Had it 9yrs now & is very reliable, cheap to maintain & cruises beautifully on the open road. Excellent 4wd capabilities in the rough stuff as well & tows very well. The large rear space area is a massive bonus, so much more room than any of its competitors. Only hiccup is it falsely indicating overheating very occasionally, easy fixed by pulling over & turning car on & off.
Ssangyong a masterpiece in the making but flawed by imperfect accessories.
SsangYong 2006 Kyron, diesel 2 Lt Automatic, is a stylish, beautiful to drive powerful and economical vehicle flawed by cheap accessories. I love my Kyron, love the feeling behind the steering wheel. Sadly the general concept of a cheaper alternative with a stylish finish, was well within reach of the Korean manufacturers. Where they failed was their insistence on using the cheapest minor accessories...they failed and destroyed what could have been a masterful innovation in modern day motoring.
Bought 2006 Kyron 6 years ago with 100k kms , never missed a beat apart from having few "temperature overload" bugs while stopping/driving around the town, which was easily rectified by stopping on the side of the road and turning the engine off . Behaves well on the highway and at high speeds. Great offroad. Fuel consumption is satisfactory for the size and is under 10 litres, and together with reliability it is the main factor for keeping it ffor so long even that my wife hates its looks and the "tractor" sound it makes :D. The only minus ...is low tail gate when fully open, being a tall guy I always hit my head on it, and the other minus is bad visibility when reversing. It is one of the lowest maintenance cost cars I ever had, it costs me 200 bucks a year for a full service with best quality fully synthetic penrite oil. If newer models are as good as 2006 model I am buying it again when this one dies.
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Excellent SUV and modern looks
Running costs for maintenance and fuel very low for the Diesel range.
Interior very comfortable and the aircon works great after many years .
Engine is low maintenance as there's no spark plugs and the glow plugs of the Diesel range lasts decades with no issues. Average 18" suitable tyers from the manufacturer's recommended Kumho easily last 80000k in the urban use.The car is very spacious and with folded back seats can transport significant amount of goods and still be comfortable to drive. The gear assembly is amazing with multiple ways to operate as full auto or in sports mode for manual drive . Can change from 2WD to 4WD Low or 4WD High on the run without getting out of the vehicle or stopping.
temp gauge goes off the clock for no reason when the speed is over 100km/h. ssangyong does not know how to rectify this problem, they refuse to offer any help. is it possible to find a solution? it is nice to drive but with this kind av problems i don´t know if i can recommande it.
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I've had my Kyron 2.0 XDi Auto for 4 years. Purchased it on 170,000km and I have done 60,000km since purchase.
The ONLY problem I've experienced since purchase is the temp gauge that shoots to max. at times - I find this happens most often when driving on a bumpy road surface.
Service parts are relatively inexpensive as I managed to cross reference the part numbers of agents spares online and have a list of interchangeable parts that work perfectly.
At 230,000km she still runs like a dream (although a tad on the noisy side) and once in 5th on the highway there's no stopping her.
Only problem thermostat that made the temp gauge go hairweird
Got the car since 2006 and served me exceptional well, had it travelled more than 200k km, excellent car by overall, the only problem encountered is the temp gauge get into trouble, ssangyong authorized service center was unable to solve it out, but eventually found the solution and it is really cheap to fix than what the workshop suggested, for those encounter problem with temperature gauge, the actual problem is the seized thermostat, not related to temp sensor or other electrical malfunction.
Ttemp gauge goes off the clock for no reason at all. Ssangyong does not know how to rectify problem they refuse to offer any help to find a solution. I am currently researching if it is possible to fit an after market gauge. If this is not possible, car is virtually useless as when temp gauge rises you are likely to blow engine if it really is overheating.
Best Korean SUV Ssangyong ever made
XDi 200 Turbo Diesel. Great comfort and handling similar to a sedan if not better. Full triptronic auto gear with both dual sports control mode from the steering wheel or the side knob of the gear or full auto mode . Can travel almost any terrain without any dust getting into the cabin. I use Kumho ASX tyres that can easily yield 60-80k . These often come in the buy 3 get 1 free deals. Very economical to run. I often run 8L per 100k using BP Diesel ultimate fuel. Never had any issues other than a minor gear electronic switch not engaging whic...h was a 2 minute job with WD40. Overall have all features at a great value and Mercedes comfort. Too costly for Ssangyong to produce at competitive market price so it's replaced with the cheaper korando and other models. Won't regret new or old purchase.
Have had this vehicle 7 months now has 140000 had a leak in auto when purchased it was getting it serviced anyway there is a sleeve that has a tendency to leak that cost an extra $90 bringing the service total of $305, the only thing that has happened the temperature gauge went right up and started buzzing for no reason we stopped then went right it did it again once more, but engine did not get Hot Tows caravan like it wasn't there, great vehicle all round. By the way the motor and auto are Mercedes Benz. We love the vehicle, this is the 2nd Ssangyong we have owned we had a Muso before this one and no problems. Would buy a brand new if we could afford it.
Ssangyong Kyron 2006 - Rear diff failure.
My Kyron rear diff failed for the second time. There is a ring around 3/16 of an inch that preloads the lsd set up. It cannot be located in any bearing or shim books. (Totally odd size). In a nutshell the Mercedes diff centre out of a Musso will fit however the crown wheel will have to be shimmed around 7mm from the carrier. It is not an LSD but it is stronger. Another option is to spend a couple of grand on an Eaton Truetrac Dana 44. Due to the fact that the shims are internally spaced means that you will need to take as many calculations and ...measurements prior to removing the old centre. The Musso diff centre cost me $100 90W140 Diff Oil $60. The machined shims $100. (I suggest an assortment of 5mm 2mm 1mm .5mm .25mm In stainless 413. 10 x 30mm High Tensile shouldered bolts and washers. High Quality thread lock. I have had the car four 5 years and the rear diff seems to be it's weakness. Other than that -I love it.
In our 8th year and still going strong!
Purchased my Kyron in April 2006, now at 152,000kms.
After owning a jackaroo, Hi-Lux, Landcruiser and 2 x Exceed Padjero's I was looking for a cheaper 4wd for the family to use on the beach. A friend of mine purchased a Kyron in early 2006,I was so impressed with the beach driving and price (35K) I purchased one myself.
OK, you may miss out on the refinement of the more expensive 4wd's however the Kryon has all the practical design and necessities plus very good 4wd'ing capabilities.
Depending on the spare part, they can be a little cha...
Great Car except
Its a 2006 and bought it in 2014 because I wanted something to go on the beach fishing which it handles no problem I love the car and started driving it everywhere then the temp gauge started going of the clock but easy fixed stopped the car and restarted all good but the most annoying thing is the motor gets noisy when hot in summer around town and seems to lose power no problem in top gear on the highway just around town but economy is good and it serves its purpose if it was for the noisy motor in summer when it gets hot it would be perfect
hi I have a kyron 2007 model since I brought it in 2009 with 2500 ks on it I have put a dobinnson 2.5 suspension lift on it . I have put on maxis 275 x 18 tires on has lifted my car up 90mm. it looks mint and many people cant belive were she goes. I have fitted custom bash plates under car for protection. I have put on a diesel chip and it is getting about 130kw 370 tourqe and better fuel . not bad out of a 2.0l motor.
looks price $30000 new.
my car has done 90000ks so far and is driven hard . only prob was wrong oil in rear diff at new.gear box is a bit lazy on 3 to 4th gear kick back but a service should fix prob.
My wife bought a 2008 Kyron, I was horrified when she called me! I thought i'd use it as hard as my Rodeo(tank), I was horrified to find that not only did it outperform my Tank, it blew it out of the water! Comfort, looks, performance, Towing! I hire excavators up to 3ton towed on a trailer, not only do I have to keep an eye on the Speedo but I have to keep checking mirrors to see if it's still there! Parts are very expensive, just replaced my alternator, $980 for the part only! the old one was fouled up from river crossings and driving through...flood waters! It will go anywhere! I bought the wife a new Camry so I could take the Kyron. The resale value doesn't worry me, it's my new tank with style! not very good A/C, cant keep up with Qld heat!
Best vehicle Ive ever owned.
We Have owned our Kyron for Four years and travelled 106,000k. It is the only vehicle that IVe ever owned that I havent had to take back for warranty.We live on a very dusty road that is very difficult keep the dust out. It has been amazing To see inside dust free People are amazed at the quitenes and the comfortable ride that the Kyron gives.The ecomony is excellent.
Questions & Answers
Hi there everyone. This forum is very informative. I just want to make sure that I do pick up on the problem I am facing also. I have a Ssangyong Kyron 2009 xdi 2.7l and facing the same problem with the overheating alarm and no sign of overhearing whatsoever... My mechanic have checked the thermostat, while testing it there was once that it had difficulty opening correctly in hot water and he then made sure it does open the second time testing it... He also made a small hole so that there is some flow like I read earlier over here...
This did not solve the overheating alarm problem at all. Do you think I should just go ahead and attempt to find a new thermostat and that should get it sorted? When I switch the car off and on it would act as if it never happened till the next time which can be a few times a day... so annoying... and what I do see is specially if there is a pull on the power, like hills or many passengers in the car with me.
What I also have noticed and I am not sure if this would even make sense, but... There is a standard and winter mode on the automatic transmission... when the car keeps on giving me the overheat alarm without any actual overheating signs, I shift it to Winter mode... For some reason after changing it to winter mode the car will eventually take off in 2nd gear... and will have slight difficulty taking off but at least then the overheating situation does not happen? This is quite weird...
Last thing also is that I find that loud wind acceleration noise mostly in Winter mode... but sometimes in normal mode too, does this mean I will also have to start looking at the Viscous Clutch fan replacement?
I would really appreciate it if someone could give me some advice in the right direction. My mechanic is wanting me to take the car to a diagnostic specialist for fault finding and they are not cheap...
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Hi I have a ssangyong kyron 2009 model. One injector has been replaced to a new one. Other 3 were seized but were unseized. Has a nes fuel filter. But my car still no start cranks but won't turn over. On a few occasions it has mged to start but then conks out. The night it broke down on me I ran out of diesel.
Also sorry I had a compression
Test done on my ssangyong kyron 2009. Cylinders 1,2 &3 were all 230psi but cylinder 4 was only 50psi. Thanks Paula Farley
Cylinder 4 has critically low compression - too low for combustion. You need to do some investigating on that one before going any further. If there is no simple reason for low compression ie injector not seated on its washer correctly etc, then I'm afraid your engine is likely to be toast.
Paula a competent mechanic with electronic injection experience should be able to service this problem .Fuel filter maintenance and a reasonable amount of fuel kept in the tank is the only way to avoid this trouble. The injector seatings should be checked for cleanliness and the system bled of air. BOL Jim.
Hi I have a 2006 kyron auto as I’m driving the temp gauge goes into the red and then the engine goes into limp mode. Stop and restart then all ok. I’m on a long journey right now can anyone help with the problem please?
Have a look at the review I posted. There is a solution for this, but it does involve a bit of work. Start with replacing the relay and the fuse for the ECU. They are located beneath a panel located on the passenger side of the car at the end of the dashboard - you need to have the door open to see and access it. Also, your ECU is probably full of fault codes, you will need to connect it to a scanner and read both the engine and the gearbox as it may have some underlying issues (most probably electrical)
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Release date||Jan 2006|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2012|
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