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robert brown, West Midlands

Kia Carens

open'nd up the drivers door with the cenral locking key and went to work going home the handle wouldn't open the drivers door i could hear the central locking releasing the lock on all the doors all open'nd except the drivers door any ideas what happened...thanks

Submitted: 20/10/2014 20:05:11 | ID: 104918

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Ray, Hertfordshire

Kia Carens

where is the fuse for the screen wash motor located please. I have been through the fuse locator in the owners manual but it is not clear which fuse is the correct one for the screen wash motor

Submitted: 17/10/2014 17:28:49 | ID: 104777

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C Sandlin, Blackpool

Kia Carens

Hi, my Hold light has come on dash board Indicating automatic transaxle is on hold. How do I turn it off? Thank you

Submitted: 08/10/2014 13:04:01 | ID: 104260

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C Sandlin, Blackpool

Kia Carens

Hi, my Hold light has come on dash board Indicating automatic transaxle is on hold. How do I turn it off? Thank you

Submitted: 08/10/2014 13:04:01 | ID: 104259

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Pranil, Fiji

Kia Carens

I have a Kia Carens 2000 model. The automatic gear box is creating problems. It goes forward slowly, reversing is normal. I want to know what could cause that and what the right gear box oil is please?

Submitted: 21/09/2014 06:21:08 | ID: 103384

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john, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Kia Carens

hi my carens starts great at firs take it out some times it will cut out and other times i knock it off then will not start until its cooled down any help be grateful

Submitted: 19/09/2014 21:44:41 | ID: 103326

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Wayne NZ, New Zealand

Kia Carens

I am experiencing engine / fuel problem with my Kia. It started fine, ran it a couple of times, went to the hardware store and as I left the engine lost power. Stopped and turned ignition off and restarted, - it starts fine every time, then loses revs and coughs and idles roughly. There are no warning lights on the panel. Fuel tank is full, filled earlier this month. The AA diagnostic didn't show any fault codes. It is a diesel CRDi, 81,700km. Owned it since new, serviced regularly, always garaged. The AA bloke said it could be a number of things, weak fuel pressure was his best guess.

Submitted: 31/07/2014 00:11:04 | ID: 100623

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mick williams, Staffordshire

Kia Carens

the bleep system goes off all the time how can i disconector adapt it to my computer

Submitted: 07/07/2014 18:07:54 | ID: 99161

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mick williams, Staffordshire

Kia Carens

my reversing bleeper goes off in any gear how can i stop it

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:59:56 | ID: 99160

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mick williams, Staffordshire

Kia Carens

reversing noise keeps going in any gear selected

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:53:46 | ID: 99159

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sirajo, Nigeria

Kia Carens

My Kia Carens` fuel pump become overheated after driving a few kms so I changed it twice but to no avail. Please can anyone help me?

Submitted: 13/06/2014 11:16:31 | ID: 97595

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Jim, Spain

Kia Carens

Hold light has come on but it`s driving normally at this time. What does this mean?

Submitted: 12/05/2014 16:29:37 | ID: 95428

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Mike, Aberdeenshire

Kia Carens

Hello & Help. I just bought a Kia Carens crdi 2006 without a manual book and struggling to find out How to fold them back seats??? Am I missing some pulley or something...where is this trigger?

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Lift the seat base's to 90deg. Remove the head rests. Then pull the ring on the backs and at the same time fold them down. The head rests can be fitted into the base section for storage. Hope this helps. Rick Rick from Lincolnshire

Lift the seat bases to 90deg. Remove the head rests. Then pull the ring on the backs and at the same time fold them down. The head rests can be fitted into the base section for storage. Hope this helps.Rick from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 17:50:22 | ID: 94372

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Andy Hale, England

Kia Carens 2005

What is the correct way in which to check the oil level on this Kia Carens and what should I be seeing? (Petrol)

Submitted: 07/04/2014 11:25:06 | ID: 93993

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Sarah Horton, Warwickshire

Kia Carens 2009

Hi, we are experiencing an intermittent problem of not being able to get our Kia Carens out of gear when going to change gear and then being unable to get it into another gear and having to stop, wait and then try again. Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this? Many thanks. (Carens (59 plate).

Submitted: 31/03/2014 15:29:06 | ID: 93668

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Russell Seex, Kent

Kia Carens 2007

My Kia Carens` indicators and hazard warning lights have stopped working. The lights all flash when centrally locking so the bulbs are okay. I can’t find the fuse to check. Can anybody help please? (CRDi)

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Indicators/hazard lights not working on a 2010 Kia Carens. Hazard lights flashing when operating central locking Des Rice from Antrim

Indicators/hazard lights not working on a 2010 Kia Carens. Hazard lights flashing when operating central locking Des Rice from Antrim

Submitted: 17/03/2014 12:34:38 | ID: 62942

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Godwin Ihagh, Nigeria

Kia Carens 2005

How much does an old or new Kia Carens driving shaft cost? Mine has to be replaced.

Submitted: 10/03/2014 10:27:04 | ID: 62496

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Brannock Shepherd, Derbyshire

Kia Carens 2006

My Kia Carens` check engine light is flashing permanently. The car is driving lovely and the mechanic has done a check for fault codes and nothing came up. I`m at a loss to what it could be. Any ideas please? (diesel)

Submitted: 10/03/2014 09:47:10 | ID: 66507

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Jackie Langridge, Buckinghamshire

Kia Carens 2006

When I first unlock my Kia Carens using the remote key it unlocks but I then get a sound which sounds like the car is trying to lock itself. The noise carries on for quite a while, even when I am driving. It stops after a while but it is happening every time that I unlock it. What could the problem be?

Submitted: 07/03/2014 16:36:16 | ID: 62668

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Hayley Sharpe, Leicestershire

Kia Carens 2005

Hi, I`m hoping someone can help. My Kia Carens` parking sensors have started making a different constant beep rather than the usual beep beep as you approach something. Is it on a fuse in the fuse box or somewhere under the bonnet? It’s not working even with the constant beep. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 14/02/2014 09:22:02 | ID: 56713

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Bob Smith, England

Kia Carens 2006

I have a 2006 Kia Carens auto and diesel. When turning left at about 20 mph upwards I get a fretting noise and sometimes light knocking at the same time. I can hear the noise from the left hand front. I have replaced the suspension arm, ball joint and complete strut, roll bar link but still have this noise. The noise does sound like the suspension or driving a train. Has anyone come across this problem?

Submitted: 10/02/2014 11:46:14 | ID: 61869

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Kev Smith, England

Kia Carens 2005

How do I facilitate the removal of the factory radio from my 2005 Kia Carens, so that I can connect an aux cable?

Submitted: 13/01/2014 11:18:53 | ID: 66152

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Myles McC, Yorkshire

Kia Carens 2008

My Kia Carens GS has stalled a number of times whilst depressing the clutch and whilst being in fifth gear as I have approached a junction. The engine has stalled even though the clutch has been depressed. Also my engine check light has been illuminated since the first occurrence. Any ideas? (GS)

Submitted: 03/01/2014 09:41:53 | ID: 60062

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John Kele, Cheshire

Kia Carens 2006

Hi, can anyone help with this problem I have with my Kia Carens diesel? When starting up it struggles to rev up, when driving it struggles to take off. I just had the injectors tested and they are okay. The engine light is on flashing, has always been on. Any ideas? Thanks.

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You may check out the EGR valve. Good luck Wadelnaim from County Antrim

Submitted: 17/12/2013 15:50:59 | ID: 58267

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Richard Lambra, Lincolnshire

Kia Carens 2004

The gearbox on my Kia Carens is struggling to select third gear and grates going into fourth. I have sourced another gearbox and wondered what problems I am likely to come across trying to change it myself? (Diesel CRDi)

Submitted: 06/12/2013 11:55:58 | ID: 58879

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Janette Morris, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Kia Carens 2005

Please does anyone know the location of the crank shaft sensor on my Kia Carens 2 ltr diesel?

Submitted: 07/11/2013 14:18:09 | ID: 57383

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Rina Mar, England

Kia Carens 2007

After installing a fuel filter my Kia Carens won`t restart. Why?

Submitted: 28/10/2013 16:08:00 | ID: 56743

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Michael, Kent

Kia Carens 2005

My diesel Kia Carens will sometimes turn over but not start. I will try several times then if I leave it for a few minutes it will start. The fuel pump has been changed. What is wrong with it? (diesel)

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How many engine supports in a Kia Carens 2007 model? Edurdo Canayon Tom from Qatar

Submitted: 07/10/2013 09:36:52 | ID: 63744

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Nyevs Nyevere, Zimbabwe

Kia Carens 2001

Hi. Have my Kia Carens 2001, very reliable. Air flow sensor was recorded as problem plus redundancy. Changed air flow sensor and check light went off when we remove the terminals, but came back on after a several kilometers again. What do l do, replace the sensor or what to get rid of the check light?

Submitted: 17/09/2013 11:06:15 | ID: 54395

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Tracey Wright, England

Kia Carens 2004

Hi, we have a Kia Carens 2004. I need to get the next stage car seat (9mth - 4yrs) but I’ve been told that I can’t get one that fits safely enough in this car. Apparently the catches on the seat belts are too long so if we were to have a serious collision the seat belt would just snap. It wasn’t even that they wanted to sell me a more expensive seat as they reckon no seat will fit safely. Is this right?

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As far as I know it has isofix fittings - so you just need to buy an isofix seat. Tim Sims from Berkshire

Submitted: 06/09/2013 15:11:55 | ID: 54071

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Adrian Round, Derbyshire

Kia Carens 2008

My Kia Carens` blowers have stopped working. They were working fine and then just stopped. The A/C head unit works fine. I tried to change the fuse but couldn’t find one for the blowers. Can anyone help? (2ltr diesel LS)

Submitted: 05/08/2013 15:00:18 | ID: 53261

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Matt Hellam, Nottinghamshire

Kia Carens 2005

Hi, please can anybody help? I can see drops of diesel coming from underneath the fuel filter of my Kia Carens where the black breather pipe is. Does that mean I need to change the filter?

Submitted: 25/07/2013 10:04:30 | ID: 52942

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Antoine Abdayem, Lebanon

Kia Carens 2009

I want to change the automatic oil of my Kia Carens` triptronic transmission. Should I do it when the engine is cold or doesn’t it matter and which is the best oil I can use? Thanks.

Submitted: 07/06/2013 09:59:11 | ID: 55721

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Audrey Goodliffe, Lincolnshire

Kia Carens 2006

My car is a Kia Carens 2L Le Crdi. I have a clicking sound when driving and braking but not all of the time. The car has been into the garage but they are unable to find out what it is. I`ve been told to check the strut nose on the driver`s side. It sounds as if it`s coming from the door area. Any help would be appreciated. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 03/05/2013 16:01:17 | ID: 55681

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Rol Punt, Monmouthshire

Kia Carens 2007

I have a 2007 Kia Carens 2.0 crdi. When driving along the motorway for a while all`s going great but then the engine gets louder for a short time, whether speeding up or slowing down and then returns to normal. There are no lights or gauges on when this noise occurs. Please can anybody help?

Submitted: 23/04/2013 10:52:13 | ID: 90323

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John, Aberdeenshire

Kia Carens 2005

My Kia Carens has a problem with it`s central locking, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn`t. When I`m driving you can hear the clicking noise from the doors but I haven`t pressed the button on the key. I got the battery changed but it`s still the same. Does anybody have any ideas?

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Hello, This is water getting into the lock mechanism, causing it to short or active during the wet or just after. The rubber door seal actually directs the water into the mechanism. If you take the door card off you can bend the rubber up on itself to prevent the water dripping directly on the lock mechaism then WD40 the lock on the inside. It’s quite am easy job with basic tools. Paul Gerard from Yorkshire

Submitted: 15/04/2013 15:24:48 | ID: 92184

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Steve, Sussex

Kia Carens 2003

Penny was good enough to answer my problem with the weak air blowers on my Kia Carens, but could someone tell me whereabouts I find the filters and how to change them? I am a real novice at working on cars but with costs nowadays I would rather try and attempt it then just put it in a garage.

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Usually behind the glove compartment. Robin from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/01/2013 12:11:14 | ID: 67460

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David Roberts, Kent

Kia Carens 2004

My 04 Kia Carens` front wipers have stopped working. I suspected a relay, but on looking inside the relay box under the bonnet nothing seems labeled as front wipers? Any ideas please guys? (Crdi)

Submitted: 31/12/2012 15:21:53 | ID: 66183

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Pennypooch, Derbyshire

Kia Carens 2005

Our 56 plate 2L diesel Kia Carens does not appear to like city driving, stop, start, first gear and second gear. The clutch appears to stop working eventually and seems to be stuck in the depressed position. There is no clutch slip, over revving or excess travel on the pedal. Hubby found the clutch pedal to be partially depressed after being parked up for a while so he pulled it back to it``s normal position and it seems okay now. I never have a problem with normal driving. Has anyone else had this problem and any ideas as to a solution please?

Submitted: 17/12/2012 10:41:47 | ID: 93045

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Steve, Sussex

Kia Carens 2003

Although the blowers on my Kia Carens do work they are very weak. You can hear the fan increase in speed okay and sound quite strong but the amount of air actually coming out has got weaker over the last couple of years. Any idea what needs doing?

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There are filters in the air vents, we replaced ours because of the same problem and the blowers are fine now Penny Pooch from Derbyshire

Submitted: 03/12/2012 14:55:34 | ID: 64213

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