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Unhappy Picanto New 2015 with Malfunction indicator light and P0118 Error code

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I have bought the Kia Picanto 2015 new model 1.0L automatic.
After only 3 weeks and 600 km I got the alert "Malfunction indicator light" with the code P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input.
The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor is a thermistor screwed into a coolant passage in the cylinder head. Sensor resistance is high when coolant temperature is low and resistance drops when coolant temperature increases.
The powertrain control module (PCM) provides a 5 volt reference and a ground to the sensor. The PCM monitors voltage drop to determine coolant temperature. If the ECT reads less than freezing temp. when engine has been running for more than a few minutes, the PCM determines a circuit fault and sets this code. Or if the PCM determines the sensor resistance is out of specs, this code is set.
OBD-II Trouble Code: P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input

I bring my car to the local Kia dealer tiday. They need 1 day to diagnose and repair.
Are already existing Picanto owners with this sad story ?

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Hello Patrick and welcome to the forum.
The Dealer should be doing everything on the car.
You should not be tampering or telling them what is wrong.
When a malfunction light comes on you should do what it says in handbook and phone your dealer.
They will advice what to do and if your car is not drivable supply you with kia courtesy car till fixed.
The trouble with courtesy cars is they are booked for the day just for 1 hr service.
If you have any complaints of dealer service you Should contact Kia Customer services with Relevant details in full.

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Thanks very much, Jeff, for your reply.
However, till now the problem with the Engine Malfunction alert is still remaining, and the dealer, sceptical, told me to continue to drive the car, until he will get technical answer from the "Kia headquarters"..

Now the car has 3200 km and less than 3 monthes. I am very disappointed to buy a new car and got this trouble, I don't feel confident with the car now .

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Were You Able To Solve The P0118

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I have a Picanto 2015 with the same issue P0118. Were you able to solve it. Please I need your help.
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