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The engine control system light stays on and I am having

Customer Question

The engine control system light stays on and I am having power loss.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The malfunction indicator I guess. In the kia manual itis call emission control system malfunction indicator light
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: Kia magentis crdi 16v 2009
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Trying to understand it. Took to a garage twice but they couldnt do anything.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The car drive ok but when accelerating the engine is losing power. Say I am in 2ng gear and accelerating, I have to go into 3rd gear. It seems I can't push the gears. All of them. When on a motorway, going up a hill, loss of speed. Even with cruise system on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

You need to find a better garage who can run a diagnostic scan on the engine.

They may charge you for this, but hopefully they will give you a code.

Can you do this?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can. The garage I used couldn't run a scanon a kia. I guess that without an error code impossible to tell, isn't it?
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

That's correct.

We need a code for further diagnosis.

I'll leave with you to find a better garage.


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Have you made any progress?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards