He said not to drive it and would send a tow truck. Refund Advocacy is a private class action settlement claims recovery firm. Cap screws sit proud and washer was cut to allow protruding cap screws into washer. I am still paying for this car. Stinks it happened after the fact. I have a 2005 kia serento n had to be towed to to the crank shaft bolt snapping in half cost me 640.
Hi all…I apologize in advance for the lenght of this…I am looking for some advice on an issue that I am having with a crankshaft bolt on a 2005 Kia Sorento. What are these lawsuits about? Kia takes this step, as it aims to avoid the cost, as well as the burden of the ongoing litigation. The plaintiffs assert Kia knew about the Sorento engine defect for years but failed to disclose the problem to consumers. Do I need to hire Refund Advocacy to receive a recovery from a class action settlement? The amount each Class Member is eligible to receive depends on several factors, though, including whether they are an original purchaser and still own the Class vehicle; they are an original purchaser of the Class vehicle but no longer own the vehicle; whether they purchased a used Class vehicle; and when the crankshaft pulley failure occurred. I am always worried if it will start and if I have lights I love my kia but it has had electric problems from day 1 kia should recall 2005 due to this. The Court dismissed certain claims, and retained other claims, and the parties now desire to settle the remaining claims as to all Class Members.
And when I looked up the timing belt replacement on this vehicle, one tech gave a warning. The fix seems to be working great. He thinks the problem is that the bolt somehow loosened on its own, and that it had nothing to do with the way he put it back on when he changed the timing belt. I have a 2004 Kia Sorrento. I have to call my local dealership tomorrow regarding this issue.
No, you do not have to hire Refund Advocacy or any other third-party claim-filing firm to obtain a recovery. It's just a bad design that needs help. I have came close to being extremely hurt to say the least when my car has stalled while driving down the road. Only the pulleys separate bolts and cover is removed with the crankshaft bolt remaining untouched. I continued driving for nothing else seemed to be wrong and was going to pulll over when I noticed my power steering also was not working. I struggled with the steering wheel at every turn. I had to pay for towing.
Of course that's did not fix the problem but they would not do anything else to try to find out why all my lights on my vehicles was going out at one time or another. Yesterday, as soon as I left my house I noticed that the power steering wasn't working and the check engine lights were on. Tighten the wheel nuts to 100 ft. I would like to know if this something that qualifies for this class action suit. I have learned a lot. Can somebody please get in contact with me.
This is the most ridiculous thing. Be certain to obtain the correct clearance. Some parts stores loan tools for free if u purchase parts from them, I don't know if this is available, but it would be worth checking out. After doing some quick research, it appears that the crankshaft bolts are a serious problem. I like the vehicles but my 2004 sheared the tension bolt that resulted in major repairs but Kia Canada helped out in that instance.
At one point I even had the service manager tell me that his service guys were upset with me because I did not give them a good rating when my car was not fixed to jd powers. I have the same issue with my 05 kia sorrento. So I am looking at a lot of money here just trying to get this fixed. Jan 28, 2014 the harmonic balancer is slightly pressed onto the crank shaft. Can someone comment ad to why they were delayed? I took a trip to Toronto today and guess what, the bolt holding the crankshaft pulley in place sheared without warning. When I contacted a local kia dealer, they pretty much stated there was nothing they could do since there is not a recall at this time.
Plaintiffs allege a defect in the design of the crankshaft pulley bolt and balancer in the Class Vehicles, which can cause the front pulley bolt to break and cause damage to other engine components. I thought the power steering fluid might have drained out. Vehicle went back into shop and is still waiting repairs. I will cross hatch washer as well. If you remove the timing belt cover and look right next to the crank there is a little plastic piece bolted on with 2 bolts. Its like putting a band aid on a cut that needs stitches. Luckily we kept the fax we sent them and the confirmation that the received it, so we emailed it all to them again, and again we wait……….
Thanks so much for the idea of removing the bolt. It has 124,000 miles on it. . By settling it left out so many ppl who are having this issue. Upon removal the bolt then snapped off.