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My first submission to the Forum and I hope things get better. I have a new 2011 Kia Sorento KX3, manual gearbox, it has done about 2500 miles and is used to tow my caravan. On reversing the caravan into position on site, firstly the clutch started smelling then almost immediately started billowing smoke from under the engine as though the car was on fire. This was accompanied by an abnoxious acrid smell. Has anyone else had this experience of a smoking Kia clutch. From the general Kia discussions do I get the message that Kia clutch problems are commonplace ?
 

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cant remember seeing another post about smokeing clutches would say that you have obviously slipped the clutch reverseing your van and thats caused it to overheat maybe a caravan mover may be a good buy for you i know from personal experience it can be difficult to get on to some of thease pitches because of the tight angles needed to get on to the pitch
 

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Hi Dave
Have you ever reversed without slipping the clutch, or maybe the clutch is not designed for reversing.
 

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Hi Grandbaldy, Ihave a sorrento kx2 auto and for the time yesterday i moved my caravan. Having towed out of its laid- up park and about half a mile to first juntion i stoppedto give way, window open and i had that bad acrid burning smell but put it down to someone burning plastic. will watch out on my return jorney Sunday. Cherrs Goman
 

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Now seem to have Kia at least taking interest in the problem, after continually saying no reported issues.



Getting some acknowledgement from Kia Customer Services ... take a look at this:

http://www.kiaowners...142.html#127142


also a poll going on:

http://www.kiaownersclub.co.uk/foru...0-on-clutch-smell-when-towing_topic19003.html



Please cast your vote


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