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Category: Kia
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SLOW ACCELERATION. Bought the kia hatchback 2012 brand new.

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SLOW ACCELERATION
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: bought the kia hatchback 2012 brand new
JA: Are you fixing your Hatchback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just slow acceleration
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. when you say slow acceleration, are you experiencing hesitation, jumping, gears slipping or a check engine light?

Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

do you still need help?

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You could have several things going on depending on what you're actually feeling. It's possible that the trans isn't shifting and is taking off in a higher gear, you may be experiencing a limp in situation and power is being limited intentionally, or there may be an issue such as an exhaust restriction or low fuel pressure causing a loss of power.

Have any warning lights come on?