Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
18 Nov 2020
One of the most successful mid-size SUVs in the Indian market is the Kia Seltos. The South Koren carmakers made its debut with the Seltos last year and this SUV became a blockbuster. It was also one of the first mass segment SUV to come with a BS6 compliant diesel engine. However, now reports are coming up that the diesel variants of the Kia Seltos manufactured between October 1, 2019, to March 13, 2020, might have a faulty fuel pump.
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This is basically a service procedure which Kia knows about. This issue started when most of the owners complained of vibrations and upon checking this fault was checked. Now, Kia is offering a free replacement to all if they have a faulty part. If there's a hole in the lower end of the filter or crack in the plastic at the cylindrical head then the fuel pump is damaged.
If any of this issue is found then the fuel pump will be replaced without any extra charges and will come under warranty. However, if there's nothing to be found then nothing will e replaced. The adverse effects of a faulty fuel pump result in starting trouble, low pickup and vehicle vibrations.
The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel unit of the Kia Seltos generates 113 bhp at 4000 RPM with a peak torque of 250 Nm at 1500 RPM. This was the first BS6 diesel engine in India for the mass segment cars. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and also gets an optional 6-speed torque converter unit.
The prices of Kia Seltos diesel starts from Rs 10.35 lakh and the top-model fetches till Rs 17.55 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. It competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier.
Do you also own a diesel version of the Kia Seltos? Make sure you visit your nearest service centre now and correct this faulty pump issue. Also, if you like this information then make sure you subscribe to our 91Wheels YouTube Channel. We post regular two and four-wheeler updates there.