Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago area
Drives: 2006 Kia Rio
Somebody can correct me if I am wrong here, but powertrain means the engine and the transmission (the innards of the engine and the transmission...not the accessories to the engine i.e. alternator, power steering pump, etc.) A documented service record for oil changes and tranny services would be needed (I believe on mine its an oil every 3k miles and a tranny oil change at 50k?, plugs and wires every 15k? timing belt @ 50k?)
This means if a seal/solenoid or any inner part of your transmission fails, and toasts your transmission...your covered.
This means that if you develop a head gasket leak or a cam failure or an oil pump failure, or anything else that fails within the innerds of the engine and toasts the motor...your covered.
The exact Kia langauage is here:
• Power Train Coverage
For Original Owners (defined below), the PowerTrain Limited Warranty begins upon expiration of the 60 month/60,000 mile Basic Limited Warranty Coverage, and will continue to cover the following components up to 120 months or 100,000 miles from
the Date of First Service, whichever comes first. It does not cover normal wear and tear, maintenance, or those items excluded elsewhere in this manual. See “Exceptions” and “What is Not Covered.”
The items covered by the Power Train Limited Warranty include:
- In the Engine: Cylinder block, cylinder head, all internal parts, timing gear, seals and gaskets, valve cover, flywheel, oil pan, oil pump, water pump and
- In the Transaxle: Transmission case, internal parts, torque converter, drive shafts, universal joints, front hubs, bearings, seals and gaskets, and transmission
- In the Axles: Axle shafts and C-V joints (couplings), seals, hub and wheel bearings.
- In the Transmission: Transmission case, transfer case, torque converter, internal parts, seals, and gaskets and transmission mounts.
- In the Differentials: Front and rear differential assemblies, cases, all internal parts, seals and gaskets.
- In the Propeller Shafts: Drive shafts, universal joints.
• Original Owner
An Original Owner is defined as the first retail purchaser or lessee of the Kia Vehicle who takes delivery of the Kia Vehicle on its Date of First Service. If the Kia Vehicle was first placed in service as a lease vehicle, and the lessee purchases the
vehicle at the end of the lease, the 120 month/100,000 mile Power Train Limited Warranty remains in effect.
The Power Train Limited Warranty is not transferable
to subsequent owners.
The bumper to bumper is just that, for 5 years or 60k miles w/documentable servicing...covers everything minus belts, filters, tires, and brakes. The sound system has a "separate" warranty...I believe it 3yr/30k.
Everything means everything (not including the exceptions stated above)
Here is the text of the "What is not covered" section in the KIA warrany manual:
The following items are not covered:
Damage due to Factors Beyond the Manufacturer’s
Examples of these factors include, but are not limited to:
• Misuse of the Kia Vehicle such as driving over curbs, or into roadway maintenance or construction areas, overloading the vehicle, racing or engaging in
activities or uses not described in your owner’s manual or in Kia’s product literature.
• Accidents and incidents that damage the Kia vehicle including but not limited to collision, fire, theft, riot.
• Alteration, modification, tampering, rewiring.
• Damage or corrosion from the environment such as acid rain, airborne fallout (chemicals, tree sap, etc.), salt, road hazards, hail, wind storm, lightning, floods
and acts of God.
• Cosmetic conditions or corrosion permitted by chipping or scratching the paint.
Damage due to Lack of Maintenance or the Use of Wrong Fuel, Oil or Lubricants.
• Improper maintenance or the use of other than the specified fuel, oil or lubricants recommended in your Owner’s Manual.
• Normal wear and tear or deterioration including the wearing out of friction wear parts such as brake pads and brake drums as well as spark plugs, worn brake
pads/linings, worn clutch linings, filters, worn wiper blades, bulbs and fuses, other wear and consumable items.
• Surface corrosion on any part other than the body sheet metal panels forming the exterior appearance of a Kia Vehicle.
• Normal maintenance services such as: cleaning and polishing, minor adjustments, lubrication, oil/fluid changes, filters, anti- freeze coolant replenishment,
wheel alignment and tire rotation unless such services are performed as part of a covered warrantable repair.
• Normal maintenance items (see bottom of this paragraph) are warranted only when the replacement is the result of a defect in material or workmanship,
and only for 12 month/12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, or up to the first scheduled maintenance replacement interval. (Normal maintenance items
include belts, brake pads and linings, clutch linings,filters, wiper blades, and bulbs)
Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses
Jake: Hit it