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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
64,001 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (1 reports)
2002 Kia Carnival cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Kia Carnival Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012013

Carnival 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,001 miles


My daughters car, overheated, blew head casket , water pump, thermostat. Found there is a defect in this make of car. Paid 13000 for itr. Can't afford to put new engine in it. Kia say they have fixed it already. Cant trade it in no one wants it. Kia wont even trade it in on a used car, Had to sell to wreckers for 350. Thats the best anyone would give her. A n/ew reconditioned engine would be about 6500 and that may not fix it/ What a load of crap. Kia you suck. Have reported it to ACCC they also know about the defect but have not told kia to do a total recall,

- , Sydney, NSW, Australia

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