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After diagnosing a check engine light, a mechanic said my 06 Sedona has a random misfire and needs spark plugs. I have 86,000 miles and 4 years on this car. I know the 60,000 mile warranty is gone, but the 100,000 mile warranty only covers something called a powertrain. I don't know what spark plugs do and I don't know what a powertrain is. Are spark plugs covered? Also, do I have to take it to a Kia dealer in order to use the warranty? Also, how many spark plugs does my Sedona have and should they all be replaced or will they be able to tell which ones need it? What might this cost if it's not covered? I have owned cars for 20 years and have never needed repair work, sorry if this is a dumb question.
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Power train is usually internals of engine and gearbox diff etc. I don't think sparkplugs will be covered they are usually classed as a service item [disposable].You would need six plugs probably less than $4-$5 each [plus the labour of having them fitted, probably 1/2- 1 hour]. At 86000mile if they havn't been changed they would be due to be. You don't have to get it done by the dealer but it usually is better to get them to do it if they are not too expensive, as it gives less problems if ever you do get a major engine warranty claim. Spark plugs are there to ignite the fuel mixture in your engine.

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I know the 60,000 mile warranty is gone, but the 100,000 mile warranty only covers something called a powertrain. I don't know what spark plugs do and I don't know what a powertrain is. Are spark plugs covered?
The Kia warranty documentation states the following items are not covered by the warranty due to normal wear:

"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."
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