Kia Shuma Common Problems and Solutions
Shock absorber failure
Have you noticed that the vehicle is leaning down slightly to one side or seems lower than usual? If so, the shock absorbers are known for failing. A good way to check if they are broken is to look under the wheel arches to see if there is any oil or grease leaking out onto the suspension springs. You may also notice a knocking noise from the front suspension as you drive over speed bumps or rough surfaces.
Replacing the shock absorbers will resolve the issue.
There has been several different reports of gearbox problems with this car. This could be anything from strange noises, clunky gear changes, right up to a failed gearbox. As can be seen, the problems vary in size which means that they can vary in cost too.
You will need to have someone look at the vehicle who knows what they are doing, in order to correctly identify exactly what is wrong. If you need a new gearbox, we can help you find one at a very low price.
Are you finding that the handbrake is unable to hold the weight of the car on a hill? If so, the handbrake cable is prone to seizing on the Shuma. This can happen as frequently as every 2 years.
To fix this problem you will need to fit a replacement handbrake cable.
Misfiring/engine management warning light
Is your car misfiring? Has the engine management warning light appeared on the dashboard? If yes, to both these questions it is most likely caused by a fault with the spark plugs. The Shuma is known for using spark plugs quickly which makes the car very hesitant and can also lead to starting problems.
You will need to replace the spark plugs to sort the problem. Watch the video below for an idea on how to change the spark plugs: