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Driving home tonight down some dual carriageway on cruise control and a red oil warning light came on. It then went out and did this a few times over 10 minutes lasting a few minutes and then going out for a few minutes. It seemed also to depend on incline or decline. Whilst illuminated the car woudlnt accelerate and would remain at this speed regardless.

I pulled over and checked the dip stick, which showed the oil level was full.

I drove home, about 5 mile and it again sporadically came on and off.

I consulted the manual it it says it was the oil pressure not oil level. The oil level has the illuminated oil can with a wavy line underneath. Mine tonight was just the oil can so.was def the pressure light.

Anyone had this also and any suggestions ?

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Could be one of two things. Sump oil strainer partially blocked or oil filter clogged. When was it last serviced and was it main dealer, or independent garage, which may of not used a genuine filter.
 

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Last April and yes was a kia dealer.its 12 months is up in April before its 20k

Would an oil and filter change be worthwhile or her kia to check it over first? And perhaps bring the service forward
It's a 2016 and this would be its 4th service coming up
 

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I would get it back to dealer ASAP reporting the issue, and not keep driving with the problem. With this light showing low oil pressure there is always a possibility that the engine can suddenly sieze up which which often requires a complete new engine. If you have this arise you will likely have a battle to get it replaced and off the road for some time whilst it is stripped down to find the cause.
 

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So I thought I would write an update on this incase anyone else has suffered the same or is experiencing the same issues.

To recap 19 days ago the oil pressure level light illuminated in a drive home which was about 160 miles round tril and i have a few miles left. The engine wouldn't accelerate and was slowly slowing down despite depressing the accelerator pedal.pulled over checked level and continued and it sporadically illuminated and went out with the associated stunting of progress each time.

Took in to to kia who basically ran fault codes, saw oil level sensor issue and replaced it and phoned me back about 3 hours later despite me saying it's the oil pressure not the level. Any who drove it hown only for the light to come on again. Shocker.

Phone kia and book it in again for the next day and didnt drive it, only to drop it off which is 3 miles away. They have it for a few days, say its now showing oil pressure sensor fault so they've changed that and they gave it me back.

I drive it home and the next morning off to work and guess what... lights on again. I phone kia an stress I'm getting really annoyed with it and they tell me they are busy till the next week but to bring it in first thing and he'll start a job cars and get on it asap...

They was last Friday. I get a call yesterday to say the "master" technician has driven it and seen the light but apparently nothing untoward was.experienced regarding acceleration. Hmmm whatever.

They then disconnected the sensor?! And the light still came on so they suspect it might be an electrical fault. They have produced a report and are sending it back to kia to see what to do next.

I'm getting g really bored of it all now, I'm perplexed a qualified mechanic.. apparently, cannot utilise his skills and take it upon himself to go hunting and looking for the cause??? Theyve had it now 14 days bar the 2 I've had it back only to take it straight back to them..no offer of a courtesy car an seemingly no nearer the root of the problem... the guy on reception even said, we dont know what it is and are waiting for guidance from kia...

Give me strength. ..had the car 8 weeks, 2 weeks of which it's been with Kia.

Fsh , 16 plate with 75k
 

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One of the joys with the complex electrics these new cars have.

If they have swapped the part out and it's still showing fault. Then either the part is faulty, or there are other issues.
Can't see what disconnecting and the light coming on proves? As I would expect it to come on.

Given the situation and the fact that they have tried and failed to fix once. You would have a right to reject the car.
 

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One of the joys with the complex electrics these new cars have.

If they have swapped the part out and it's still showing fault. Then either the part is faulty, or there are other issues.
Can't see what disconnecting and the light coming on proves? As I would expect it to come on.

Given the situation and the fact that they have tried and failed to fix once. You would have a right to reject the car.
I bought the car from an car dealership not from kia. My initial thoughts were rejection etc once they failed the first time.

As far as I'm.aware it matters not whether I got the car from kia dealership or independent dealer unless I have misinterpreted it
 

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Still with kia and still non the wiser. They have tole me there may be an engine issue and the oil pressure is so low that its un driveable. It's been almost 3 week!

Have sent an official letter of rejection and requesting full refund minus fair and agreed usage charge.

Was replied to with an intention to consult with the local.kia garage, the kia garage dealing with my car and some legal advice...

Warranty in place to cover any costs aside, the repairing garage have failed 3 times so far to find and fix the fault and have had it 3 weeks. I'm not wrong to reject this vehicle am I?
 

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Have sent an official letter of rejection and requesting full refund minus fair and agreed usage charge.
You can only reject your car from the organisation you have the contract with and that is the seller. You have no contract with either the Kia dealer or Kia themselves despite the fact tha Kia made it and a Kia delaer is investigating it. That is the law.

So who has the rejection letter been sent to?
 

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Warranty in place to cover any costs aside, the repairing garage have failed 3 times so far to find and fix the fault and have had it 3 weeks. I'm not wrong to reject this vehicle am I?
You only have to give them one chance to fix under consumer regs 2015.
Given Kia are struggling to find the problem. I would reject and find another car.
So get the rejection letter in.
 

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You can only reject your car from the organisation you have the contract with and that is the seller. You have no contract with either the Kia dealer or Kia themselves despite the fact tha Kia made it and a Kia delaer is investigating it. That is the law.

So who has the rejection letter been sent to?
Yes I know that. Local kia have been dealing with the repairs and warranty side of it. Rejection letter sent to the dealership (non kia) that I bought it off.

You only have to give them one chance to fix under consumer regs 2015.
Given Kia are struggling to find the problem. I would reject and find another car.
So get the rejection letter in.
Had email correspondence yesterday with garage I bought it off. They said they will get a decision to me asap after seeking advice from their local kia garage, the Kia garage currently repairing my car and their own legal advice source.
 

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Yes I know that. Local kia have been dealing with the repairs and warranty side of it. Rejection letter sent to the dealership (non kia) that I bought it off.
Excellent. Only asked because you did not give that into. They will no doubt fob you off but you have the law on your side. Do not give up.
 

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Excellent. Only asked because you did not give that into. They will no doubt fob you off but you have the law on your side. Do not give up.
Sorry, was a loooong day yesterday and quite right I wasnt clear. Like I've discussed with my wife, the presence of a valid warranty doesnt suddenly deem the car more reliable more satisfactory in standards. It just means someone's going to be paying for the repair Bills. It doesnt hide the fact that there is clearly something major going on with the car and it is not up to quality for a 3 and a bit year old car.

If it were another brand of car I wouldve been footing the bills but the car would still be broken and in need of repair. The guy who owns the business kept banging on about the warranty should cover it all....yes it will but that's not the point anymore
..the car is broken 6 weeks after buying it and has taken 3 weeks to attempt to fix..... I'm not backing down and fully prepared for court if needed but weve had a good relationship up until now and I've kept it civil 100% so 🤞
 

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One,. if diesel dpf sending oil to sump on regeneration when used on too many short runs from cold.
Result engine damage and the symptoms you have.
were you saying 3 years old and less than 20000 miles.
Car also needs annual services regardless of mileage for Kia warranty to be valid..
 

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One,. if diesel dpf sending oil to sump on regeneration when used on too many short runs from cold.
Result engine damage and the symptoms you have.
were you saying 3 years old and less than 20000 miles.
Car also needs annual services regardless of mileage for Kia warranty to be valid..
No 3 and half and 74k. Yearly services as per kia guidelines and warranty requirements. Due next one in april.....but wont be by me though
 

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If the car is taken back it will be in the car auctions for some other unlucky buyer.
 
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