About Kia Cadenza
Kia Cadenza, also known as Kia K7 in South Korea, is a large vehicle manufactured by South Korean automaker Kia Motors since 2010. The first Kia Cadenza was introduced in 2010 to replace the Kia Amnati, which is also called as Kia Opirus. Though it is built at the new front-wheel drive Type-N platform, it shares some standard features with the Hyundai Azera and other luxury car features. Until now, Kia Cadenza has been produced through two generations.
The first generation Kia Cadenza (2010-2016) though was introduced as early as 2010, it was not available in the United States until January 2013. It was offered in Kia Cadenza F/L and Base Kia Cadenza trim levels. And though Kia Cadenza was powered by 2.4 L Theta II GDI inline 4-cylinder engine that could produce 201 horsepower, 2.7 L Mu V6 engine that could produce 200 horsepower, 3.0 L Lambda GDI V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower, 3.3 L Lambda GDI V6 engine that produces 294 horsepower and 3.5 L Lambda V6 engine that can produce 286 horsepower, however, all these engines were fitted along with a 6-speed automatic transmission. And the second generation Kia Cadenza (2017-present) goes on sales in fall 2016 as a 2017 model. The 2017 Kia Cadenza is totally a redesigned model.
Kia Cadenza Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Even as a 4-door sedan, Kia Cadenza is mostly used among families. It is still unavoidable that it would wear and tear as accumulation of mileage. In order to slow down the wearing process, you had better know how to diagnose and solve common problems happen to it:
First, audible annoying knocking sound while driving. Many Kia Cadenza owners have complained this problem because continuous sound would distract their attention while driving. Besides the annoying noises, the engine performance also get decrease such as loss of power while acceleration. And the gas mileage and fuel efficiency also get reduced. If your Kia Cadenza is also giving out these squealing or whining sounds while driving, you are supposed to inspect if the air filter is cogged.
Second, cooling system goes wrong. As a matter of fact, cooling system failure would impair other parts in engine, so you should value this problem much. According to Kia Cadenza drivers' descriptions as they have to add coolant frequently as the coolant always leaks, at the same time, both the engine and the vehicle overheat. The Low Coolant Light would come on to warn the low coolant. Once similar symptoms appear on your Kia Cadenza, you had better get the radiator inspected thoroughly.
Besides above mentioned parts, there are many parts deserve your extra attention. Headlight in the Kia Cadenza is responsible for lighting roads ahead and warning other drivers and pedestrians of your presence at night or adverse weather conditions. Antenna's main job is to receive signals from near radios and transfer the signals as latest traffic information, news even live games to drivers. And the cabin air filter is used to trap pollen, dust and other foreign particles and prevent them from entering into ventilation and A/C systems; in this way, occupants who have respiratory diseases would have less possibility to be allergic to something and cause life danger. So these auto parts in your Kia Cadenza should get maintained well to make sure a happy and safe driving journey.
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