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Kia Cee'd Common Problems and Solutions

Engine problems

Problem:

If you have been having problems with the engine on your Kia Ceed, then it is most likely due to a software issue. The ECU needs re-mapped which should resolve the problem.

Models affected:

Solution:

As mentioned above, you need to have the ECU re-mapped. You will need to take the car into a dealer to have this done.

Difficulty level

5

Starting problems

Problem:

The immobiliser is prone to failing on this car. If this part fails it leads to starting problems, where the car will not start at all.

Models affected:

Solution:

In most cases you can remove the immobiliser and clean the contacts to sort the issue. If this does not work, you will need to fit a replacement immobiliser.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Immobiliser

Part required

Immobiliser

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Turbo failure

Problem:

The turbo on the Ceed is known for failing. Some common symptoms of a failing turbo are: blue/black smoke coming from the exhaust, whistling noise from the top of the engine and/or a loss of power. Have a look at the video below:

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Solution:

You will need to replace the turbo to fix the problem. It is recommended that you replace the EGR valve at the same time as you replace the turbo. We can help you find a replacement turbo and EGR valve at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

EGR Valve

Part required

EGR Valve

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Air conditioning problems

Problem:

If the air conditioning is not blowing out ice cold air on the coldest setting, then it is most likely caused by a fault with the condenser. It is located in front of the radiator and can get damaged by stones and debris.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement condenser to fix the air conditioning problem. We can help you find a replacement condenser at a very low price.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Aircon Condensor

Part required

Aircon Condensor

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Reading these common Kia Cee'd problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Kia Cee'd – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Kia Cee'd does have one of these issues.