ENGINE BELTS

2004 Kia Sorento

Tiny

davidwangomango

July, 16, 2009 AT 12:10 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Kia Sorento 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 28,000 miles

My warranty expires in August so I took my car in for some issues. The dealer called me to say that I should have all 3 of my engine belts replaced due to the age of my car- even though it only has 28,000 miles on it. They said it is not covered under warranty and that it would cost me $140.00. Does this sound right to you?

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Tiny

bluelightnin6

July, 16, 2009 AT 1:48 PM

Yes, although most maintenance repairs are made by mileage intervals, sometimes age overcomes mileage and forces you to need to replace it earlier. Even though the belts may only have a short amount of mileage, they still have been installed and used for several years from 2004 now. They can begin to crack and / or stretch even without many miles, simply due to age. The estimate you received is a fair price to pay for these repairs.

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