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There is another thread on how to replace the Fuel Filter, but I wanted to start this separate one on how much time it should take and how much it should cost. Any Kia Technician would be very welcome.

I have recently changed the Kia dealer who will be doing my service and it is important that I gauge their honesty at the beginning so I won't have the same experience that I had with the original dealer.

In the other thread http://www.kia-forums.com/kia-carens...ol-filter.html a forum member indicated he changed the fuel filter in his 7 seater in about an hour and there was even a post that said the Kia shop/time manual indicated it should take .7 Hours. My new dealer indicated it is 1.6 hours or about $170 US. in labor plus parts to do this work. I would really like to know what is right here. It seems ridiculous to pay $170 US when I can buy the whole fuel pump for about $260 from one of the Kia parts suppliers. Most importantly, though, can I trust this new Kia dealer?

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For the fuel filter that's in the tank, my dealer quoted me $130 which included the part. I believe the part is probably somewhere around $20-$30? That price was quoted as one of those 24K or 36K scheduled maintenance packages so it also included an oil change. I haven't asked yet for just the labor and part.
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jnmarshall thanks for your response. I have to tell you the rest of the story. My Rondo went in today to have the fuel filter replaced and the dealer called and indicated they could not get it out so no charge. I asked them to note that I asked to have it replaced on the repair ticket so in the event of a future failure I would have evidence.

By the way this was not a small dealer - it is a major shop. First they had a very hard time even finding the right part - not sure if they ever did. Apparently there were different "approaches" for different years.

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Odd. I was told by two seperate dealers as it was required maintenance per the owners manual AND the warranty booklet that failure to show it was performed voids the 10yr/100K warranty. I don't know if it was different in '07. I hear it's real easy to do, and even easier if you have the funky tool to unscrew the fuelpump access on top of the tank.

That is eventually going to choke down on you after MANY miles. Typically your fuel pump will fail when it does.

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For the fuel filter that's in the tank, my dealer quoted me $130 which included the part. I believe the part is probably somewhere around $20-$30? That price was quoted as one of those 24K or 36K scheduled maintenance packages so it also included an oil change. I haven't asked yet for just the labor and part.
thats actually a pretty good price, i think were at 149 or so .
and this job would suck without the correct tool to remove that lock ring.its a pain even with the tool.
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Odd. I was told by two seperate dealers as it was required maintenance per the owners manual AND the warranty booklet that failure to show it was performed voids the 10yr/100K warranty. I don't know if it was different in '07. I hear it's real easy to do, and even easier if you have the funky tool to unscrew the fuelpump access on top of the tank.
I think I will have to wait for some symptoms and then bring in my documentation. To be frank, I am getting very tired of everything that happens on a Kia turning into a threat to have them void the warranty. At least I never got "the threat" from this dealer. It appears if you sit in the seat wrong your warranty is voided.

Their Kia dealers don't even know the right scheduled maintenance periods. I'll bet everyone has had the dealer tell them that the ATF fluid must be changed at 30,000 miles (or equivalent Kilometers) to keep their warranty. The actual manual says it only needs to be replaced at 105,000 miles and the rest of the time it is just to be inspected. The 30,000 mile number comes from the severe use schedule which would not apply to most drivers as it requires regular and frequent usage in the severe conditions.

This makes the whole thing an "illusory contract" and if Kia and their dealers keep going down that path it will end up in class actions or federal involvement.
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I'm not too concerned about the warranty myself. This is my second kia and at the prices they sell these cars at makes them disposable transportation.
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For the fuel filter that's in the tank, my dealer quoted me $130 which included the part. I believe the part is probably somewhere around $20-$30? That price was quoted as one of those 24K or 36K scheduled maintenance packages so it also included an oil change. I haven't asked yet for just the labor and part.
this is very expensive. What brand did the dealer mentioned to you? is it the mann-filter?i heard this is a good brand for fuel filter.
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Don't know who makes the factory filter. I'm not aware of any after market brands yet.
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