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twohands
11-04-2008, 07:54 AM
we have a naza citra and last weekend, we found that the car's aircon system wasn't working properly i.e. there was no cold air blowing. a bit later when hubby looked at the dashboard panel, he found that the car's temperature was at the MAXIMUM :eek: . we quickly went to the nearest mall and parked. let the engine cool down for an hour and opened the radiator cap. found that the radiator tank was empty. went to get some coolant and filled up the radiator. the temperature was back to normal and the aircon was functioning well again.

took it to the service centre and they opened up the part to check, and true enough, there was a leak coming from the radiator. it seems that it is a DEFECT with the cars's radiator. many owners have come in and had their radiators changed.

there was no spare part on that day and the mechanics had to weld it back temporarily until the part comes in. we are awaiting the call from them to call us in when the new part comes.

so citra owners, keep an eye on your car's temperature and radiator system.

scorgio
11-04-2008, 09:07 AM
If the temperature hit MAX already.
The engine's gasket most likely gone too.
Take note of that.

Active Koala
11-04-2008, 10:31 AM
Yes, check the gasket too. Due to the high temperature, the side effect is the gasket will most likely have degraded and will not be able to seal well now.

Amanda
11-04-2008, 10:33 AM
we have a naza citra and last weekend, we found that the car's aircon system wasn't working properly i.e. there was no cold air blowing. a bit later when hubby looked at the dashboard panel, he found that the car's temperature was at the MAXIMUM :eek: . we quickly went to the nearest mall and parked. let the engine cool down for an hour and opened the radiator cap. found that the radiator tank was empty. went to get some coolant and filled up the radiator. the temperature was back to normal and the aircon was functioning well again.

took it to the service centre and they opened up the part to check, and true enough, there was a leak coming from the radiator. it seems that it is a DEFECT with the cars's radiator. many owners have come in and had their radiators changed.

there was no spare part on that day and the mechanics had to weld it back temporarily until the part comes in. we are awaiting the call from them to call us in when the new part comes.

so citra owners, keep an eye on your car's temperature and radiator system.

It is a very common problem with Citra. I was driving along the LDP highway during peak hour when I noticed the temperature hit max :eek:. Imagine the suspense. Anyway, had my radiator changed for FOC as it was still under waranty at that time.

Was told by the mechanics at the service centre that another common problem would be the sun roof. Some of them tend to leak during heavy rain :mad:. Better watch out for this one.

Sato
11-04-2008, 10:58 AM
It is a very common problem with Citra. I was driving along the LDP highway during peak hour when I noticed the temperature hit max :eek:. Imagine the suspense. Anyway, had my radiator changed for FOC as it was still under waranty at that time.

Was told by the mechanics at the service centre that another common problem would be the sun roof. Some of them tend to leak during heavy rain :mad:. Better watch out for this one.

aik! i think most Naza car got problems, I remember my uncle former ride few years back the Kia Carnival now known as Naza Ria was struck with engine problems for a 2 years old car even he follow strictly the maintenance schedule. Somehow the engine give away after only 2 years usage,not even reach 100,000 km mileage, sold the car off at a real big loss after changing the so call "old but new" engine.
To me as long as the car is reliable it doesn't matter whether there is warranty or not,becos if the car is problematic even with lifetime warranty for the car also no point, you will be wasting all your time in and out of service center until you are so fed up with the car. It just ain't worth it.

racheljansz
11-04-2008, 11:24 AM
KIA cars are like proton.
KIA cars are built to last at most 5 years only.
And why not,
After all they are not made like Merc/BMW/Volvo.
Like consumer electric goods, after 5 year you throw it away
and get a new one.
In Naza stable the only laymans' car that is any good,
is the cute Peugeot 206.

sly
11-04-2008, 03:54 PM
In Naza stable the only laymans' car that is any good,
is the cute Peugeot 206.

hello rachel....sometimes its the luck too...my wife used to own this 206...not from naza...from peogeot....but its and later was sold off... :)

back to the topic...my sis's citra of 6 months old just sent hers for repair due to her gear box jammed...

racheljansz
11-04-2008, 05:40 PM
hello rachel....sometimes its the luck too...my wife used to own this 206...not from naza...from peogeot....but its and later was sold off... :)

back to the topic...my sis's citra of 6 months old just sent hers for repair due to her gear box jammed...Very sayang to hear that.
So who's paying for the jammed gear box?
BTW
what is but its?

sly
11-04-2008, 05:51 PM
oops....sorry.....but its full of problems and later was sold off...eg: the engine will just die off...no sign no nothing....while driving.... :confused: sent in for repair/service many times but the problem still persist... :confused:

for the citra...it is still under warranty...hopefully it wont go kaput again..or to be positive...hopefully it goes kaput again within the warranty period.... :)

scorgio
11-04-2008, 06:13 PM
I remember my uncle former ride few years back the Kia Carnival now known as Naza Ria was struck with engine problems for a 2 years old car even he follow strictly the maintenance schedule.....
Speaking of the Carnival/Ria, the engine has 3 timing belts, 4 bearings & 7 oil seals. Which all must be changed when changing timing belt at 80k-100k km interval.

Total cost easily beat the hell out of any Contis of the same capacity.

Call that some 'awesome' piece of engineering for a Korean make.

racheljansz
11-04-2008, 06:59 PM
Speaking of the Carnival/Ria, the engine has 3 timing belts, 4 bearings & 7 oil seals. Which all must be changed when changing timing belt at 80k-100k km interval.

Total cost easily beat the hell out of any Contis of the same capacity.

Call that some 'awesome' piece of engineering for a Korean make.thanks for this info.
Where to find info like this?
I guess if the person who buy the RIA thinking it is a good deal ... wait till he sent it for the changing of timing belt.

Sato
11-04-2008, 10:04 PM
thanks for this info.
Where to find info like this?
I guess if the person who buy the RIA thinking it is a good deal ... wait till he sent it for the changing of timing belt.

Actually, in my uncle case there isn't any earlier symptom of the car dying, the engine die off while driving. Upon post modem, the Kia service center say "ini engine sudah tak boleh baiki, kena tukar engine, dua puluh lebih ribu saja!" :eek: Then my uncle rejected their offer and went for outside chop shop for the engine and sent over to his mechanic to install it which comes about RM9k for the total bill and shortly afterthat sold off the "awesome Carnival" for a awesome RM50k!