Kia Picanto Common Problems and Solutions
Fuel pressure regulator failure
If you are finding that the fuel pump is working, but there is no fuel getting to the injectors, then this is caused by a fault with the fuel regulator. This will mean that the car will not start.
You will need to fit a replacement fuel pressure regulator to resolve the issue. We want to help you find the replacement fuel pressure regulator at a price that will make you smile.
There are known issues with the crankshaft on the Picanto. There have been reports of problems with the crankshaft pulley bolt failing, the crankshaft position sensor failing and the crankshaft snapping just behind the crank timing gear. Any one of these problems can lead to starting issues, lack of power and/or poor engine idling. Is the idling in the video anything like your current problem?
You will need to correctly identify exactly what is causing the problem. You may want to run a diagnostic check. If it is the bolt at fault, this will need to be replaced, if it is the sensor, this will need replacing and you will also need to replace the crankshaft if it has snapped. We can help you find any of these parts at very low prices.
Rear brake noise
Are you hearing a humming noise coming from the rear brakes? This seems to be a particular problem once the car has been driven for around 20 miles, or more. This appears to be a manufacturing fault.
You can remove the rear brakes, clean them and re-fit them which will stop the noise for a while, but the problem is it may soon come back.