Kia Seltos may look like a dream come true for prospective Buyers, but many owners on Social Media raised complaints, issues with so many Problems. Here is Owner Feedback as posted in
Kia Seltos may be an excellent vehicle when look on basis
The car yes is on buyer radar, but as the sales going - some of the owners seems not very happy with Kia Seltos and posted problems, issues with Kia Seltos on Social Media which is collated for reference
Pradeep Kumar Reddy - Feedback on HTX+ Diesel Mileage, Handling
As the car got enough praises from everyone i am sharing only cons here
Done 450 km in Kia Seltos HTX+ diesel manual
✓Getting an average of 13.7 kmpl...noisy engine at times
✓Doesn't feel so confident(creta felt better) at higher speeds
✓Noise from dashboard while Riding on bumps and potholes
✓Also a common issue raised by everyone most of the dealers doesn't know how to act with the customers
Sahith Potu - High Transmission Temperature Warning in Kia Seltos GTX Plus Automatic
2 days back i took delivery of GTX+ DCT. Yesterday i was stuck an hour in the bumper to bumper traffic, I already got a High transmission temperature warning.
Apart from this issue it is an amazing car to drive. So smooth and comfortable.
Update: I just visited the KIA service center Nagole, Service manager and their technicians took time and clearly explained how to drive a DCT, it is simple. Always shift to Neutral whenever possible in heavy traffic like near jams and traffic signals, that will decrease the pressure on the transmission. And make sure to press the brake fully in the stop and go traffic whenever needed.
I am yet to test these points in heavy traffic.
Mayank Jain - Kia Seltos Instrument Cluster Warning
My Kia Seltos instrument cluster stops working while driving and all meters and light shut down.
Do note that my vehicle is starting properly. If it might have a battery issue then there should be some starting trouble also. The Car Ignition is on, Music System is on, indicators working but only Instrument cluster is not working
Tushar Taunk - Kia Seltos Delivery Process
My name is Tushar Taunk, I'm from Raipur C.G. I have a strong issue regarding Kia's vehicle delivery protocol. Me and my cousin Tejash Taunk did two bookings in the month of July for GTX+ Diesel AT variant one in white and mine in the black colour, by paying Rs. 25000 each. We booked our cars from Sairam Wheels, Tatibandh, Raipur C.G. Below are our costumer id.
Tejash Taunk - C2019070180
Tushar Taunk - C2019070056
Tejash is 1st on the waiting list and I being 5th for the given variant as confirmed by the showroom people. We asked for a written confirmation for the delivery schedule, the showroom guys said not to worry about anything. Tejash is the first who will receive this variant and so will I on 5th place when the lot arrives with the black car. Their word gave us a peace of mind.
We're now waiting for our cars for more than 3 months, 94 days to be precise and still counting.
What shocked and disappointed us is when we got to know that GTX+ D AT White came and was delivered to someone else, and then we found out that this person is close to MD of the showroom.
Now we don't know how close is his relationship is with the MD or how they benefit each other that they did something like this. Untill now we were worry free even though there was no commitment for the delivery dates. Later we also found out that one balck car also got delivered of the same varient we booked, we're trying to find out more details about it.
Now you can understand our problem better, I had to write this long enough. I request kia officials if they're reading this to take some action against the staff working in Kia Sairam wheels, Raipur and let us know when our car will arrive and also that our car won't be delivered to someone else who has a bigger approach or more money in their pocket.
Kia India should build a good reputation and should begin their work with propriety. First come first serve basis is the protocol they should follow. Please do not make this happen again. As a costumer we want to maintain a good relationship with you.
Abhishek Jain - Kia Seltos Breakdown (Update: Not a problem with car, but due to Fuel Adulteration by Petrol Pump)
Kia Seltos Breakdown within 15 Days. Stranded on road at 3 am in Night. Vehicle was Towed to Service Center
Fuel Tank was Half, as per owner the car was not starting despite cranking the Engine Multiple times. Last update as per owner even after 24 Hours - company not been able to diagnose the issue till time in this 15 day Old Vehicle.
Update by Owner: Result as Fuel Adulteration, Changed all fuel system.
Service from Sparsh kia moti nagar handled by mr gurpreet sing and vaibhav very well got my car back. Thank you.
Guys be careful from where you getting diesel refuel done because fuel adulteration will be problem.
Vilas Naik - Kia Seltos Automatic Low Mileage, Heating up Issue
Alert, Kia seltos 7 Speed DCT GTX Plus Automatic getting hot within 3 km from starting. if in city traffic, to put on parking mode or in neutral or not practical, in bumper to bumper moving traffic.
This is very serious and should be sorted properly. We selected automatic kia to face city traffic and everyone is disappointing on temperature issue. See Instrument Cluster as 3km. 38 minutes, 3.9 Kmpl petrol average
Kia Seltos Touchscreen System Issue
Dr Shailesh Kumar -: Hi everyone my touch screen pannel stopped working for an hour. it was like system getting hanged,no response to any touch latter it was ok. is it normal or should I consult the service station
Raj Verma - I too got the same problem. Infotainment system got hanged, later it was ok. They said we will update d app in 1st servicing, but the problem is still the same, still hangs after updating
Vikram Waghmare: Same issue here, after an hour. When restarted the car twice it worked fine.
Chirag Zatakia: Car switched off, but system hanged the very next day of Delivery
Kia Setlos is a Super Hit Product as got over 50,000 Bookings from Customers with deliveries likely to cross over 20,000 units by October 2019
Many Owners have expressed there satisfaction and Proud feel of the product, but some of them have posted problems with the car. Been a new brand, its utmost important for customer satisfaction and infuse confidence in product by knocking out issues which some of the owners / customer of Kia Seltos has posted on
Leaving Post for comments if you are a Kia Seltos owner on whats your experience on it.
I took seltos ivt in October 2022. One day after 5 months I noticed a water pool on my 3D mat under the passenger seat. I was so surprised and panicked. The service team told that it must be the ac drain pipe leaking due to some small blockage. Car was taken to the service centre for detailed checkup and their ac specialists found that there is condensation because of the faulty thermistor, temperature cutoff was not taking place because of it's sensor failure. They are saying they will replace it but they need to remove the dashboard completely. Anyone faced this issue?
I have purchased Kia seltos Dec.2019
I faced following issues after purchase
1. Wheel alignment issue within 1st month.
2. Stearing issues within 6 months
3. Writing harness issue due to rodents
4. Engine overheating three times after replacement of wiring. Need to tow my seltos 3 times within 2 weeks after replacement of work g harness.
5.Very bad pick up problem during number to bumper drive in mumbai.
6. Still facing issue of power while drive hilly roads, specially in 3rd gear.
7. Since last week facing leakage problem from transmission, visited Kolhapur and Bangalore service centre, not sorted out yet, Visiting mumbai service centre tomorrow to solve the issue.
Overall I m fed up with kia seltos HTX 1.5 petrol.
I was very much happy with my previous car Grand i10 sports, during 2013 to 2018 not a single issue .
Kia selfish is very embracing car for me, thinking over to sell out.
I purchased SELTOS GT DCT
10 month before -
1st repair tyre damaged
2nd repair touch screen
3rd repair steering noise
4th repair tyre bulge
5th repair front glass break
Kia seltos car is totally wast of money
Please do best quality
I facing warm air from the rear Aircon vent when temperature control is set at 25,24,23, I am living in a tropical country temperature usually more than 32 degree celsius. KIA can not rectify this problem, only advised me to set to lower 22 degree celsius,and claimed that their Aircon system is normal. That's radiculous.
Hi! I just purchased a 2021 kia seltos and took it for its first service at 3k miles. After the service the mileage has decreased by 1k miles by itself and the service department at my local Kia dealership is yet to get back to me as to why it did this. The odometer was working fine before. It is still working now but the reading is off. How can I resolve this?
Lot's of problems with Seltos IVT transmission. It seems to be a problem across the board and takes more than months to replace.
My KIA cerato model 2015 is having gear selection problem, the dashboard indicator showing D letter keep disappearing during motion and this affect the gear selection
How can a rodent access inside a car and make it own nest causing problem to the functioning of AC, which is strange and still wondering , my car is still in the garage
What does the car symbol with a letter in a box behind it mean? it’s a yellow box with the letter “B” on the dash board display. I have a Kia Seltos
Hi Seltos owners
I recently purchased kia seltos HTK Plus, i am happy with everything except for the squeaking sound from the front suspension whilst driving through potholes, I tried to get checked from the dealer but after two days of inspection, they were not able to find the problem. Just wanted to ask in this forum if anyone facing the same issue. I am planning to change the whole set of suspension.
I purchased the Kia Seltos SX towards the end of June and only put 600 miles on it to that point. Over the past weekend, the Malfunction Indicator Light came on. Got the vehicle towed and found out that it was due to a faulty actuator, and it would take several weeks if not longer to get it repaired.
Hi All, I purchased Kia Seltos HTX 1.5 Petrol MT, have done 18k KM, I do not get impress on power aspect as it is not fun to drive and throttle response is low, with small Inclinations it will slow down drastically, if I have to foresee and claim flyover I need to be mentally prepare to rev the engine, I looked for turbo retrofit setup, it is very complicated, now am hunting for hybrid retrofit kits and approaching big companies like Bosch, Cummins and Greaves, but no luck so far, hybrid retrofit kit for petrol NA engine will be added advantage as there will be increase in Horse power and torque to marginal extent, which should solve this pickup and gear to gear issue.
It has many positive aspects from Kia, the driving dynamics, high speed stability and braking prowess are TOP NOTCH with all wheel disc is a major plus point, the engine is very silent and gives me a decent mileage of 15 plus on highways with constant higher speeds in cruise mode..Trust me if you have a stretch of 100 kms average traffic drive with 120 kms speed with cruise on, I will get nearing 16.5 to 17 kmph with Auto AC and 2 occupants, cornering stability with stock tyres are very supportive, in case if you have Michelin or Yokohama tyres of India make, you would love the drive in all aspects at high speeds, at one instance I was at 140 Hyd to Bng return, suddenly a truck captured my path, I just applied the brake in normal sense without panic, it gave me a strong confidence of mannerisms and have encountered such trespassing few more times, braking prowess never let me down.
Finally, I admire each aspect and features of the seltos, the cabin is silent, except bad roads, its slightly bumpy and light cabin noise (Later I insulated the car), AC is quite good, Music system is more than sufficient, no need of components if doors are insulated, only concern is Pickup, if Kia provides hybrid retrofit kits to existing customers at a price point, Seltos will create a strong benchmark in Indian Auto industry atleast for a decade.
i also own the same model.. pickup is not very good.. for quick overtakes you i have to take one gear down and sometimes two. there should be some sort of tuning or extra gears to boost that pickup.. still looking for options.. please keep posting your updates if you come across any way to improve the performance.
I would urge everyone to avoid KIA cars owing to its awful service. I submitted a Seltos to Celica KIA Motors Service centre and for last 22 days, I have been waiting for a silencer to arrive by transport. KIA is focusing on sales only and its service is awful. I have had many cars in my life and have never endured such a bad service. Most of the service parts (even clamps and nuts) are not available at the service centre.
I found this Problem of Kia Seltos GT Line on Social Media. Making me concern on Seltos purchase decision now
Guys, had a serious problem with my seltos (Gtx+ Manual) yesterday. We were on our way to a temple but unfortunately stuck in a bumper-bumper traffic for around 40 minutes last night, i noticed excessive smoke coming out from the hood. There was no warning or errors in the instrument cluster. Being panic, I immediately pulled over to the side, opened up the hood and noticed the smoke was not from the engine but from the right hand side below the engine. Because the smoke was so intense as well as suffocating, i left the hood open to cool down the car and called up my service advisor. He said that this could be due to the overheating of the clutches because I was constantly driving on first gear!! Moreover, this could also happen when you "ride the clutch" , according to him. Anyway, after around 3 hours of waiting to cool everything down and let the traffic ease, I started the engine again and drove home which is around13 kms away from where I had stopped, without experiencing any other disaster.
Now, tell me guys, is this normal? To me, this is very strange and unexpected, especially from a premium car at this price. Before Seltos, I was driving a Honda and had come across many auch situations but didn't even had a single point of failure. What you guys suggest? Raise an official complaint with Kia or let go as per the advise from my service guy? He said you don't even need to visit the service center for this which, to me, sounds silly and stupid. My car is only 5600 kms driven and the issue that I experienced last night, felt like I was driving a 200,000 kms driven car!! There must be something burned out here and I don't know the amount of wear & tear and the current condition of the clutch caused by the incident. Having said that, the clutch (and the car) was behaving totally normal while I was driving back home last night and this morning's short trip.
I really am battling with my Kia seltos showing an engine light and also fuel smell coming out underneath the right hand side of the engine.
From what I can see, what the dealer says makes sense. This is actually explained really well on one of the Kia videos about the dual clutch system. I also recommend you look up "Hyundai dual clutch transmission" on YouTube. They explain how this system works. It is actually not an automatic transmission. It is a "manual" transmission with servos which make the gear changes. This system uses two clutches to make the gear shifts more smooth.
This system offers several advantages in terms of efficiency and power, but has the downside of heating up in certain situations like the one you describe.
I hope your dealer's suggestion works for you from now on.
*I do not work for Kia or Hyundai. I am a future Seltos owner and this is my honest opinion.
MIL problem with regard to O2 Sensor is not being addressed by any Service Stations. No response from KIA Complaint portal. My Seltos Diesel Automatic still running with the warning system on.Why Manufacturers are so indolent?
Got Kia Seltos GTX 6MT on 24 December 2019 from Siliguri. I had started to that ABS and ECS indicators were constantly on. Went for first servicing and reported the problem. After two days of tedious wait I was informed that ABS motor was not responding and they would process for repair / replacement. I had to leave the car at the workshop for it get fixed as motor was not available.
Feeling disappointed as of now. Considering the fact driving a car with faulty ABS is dangerous.
Dream car turned into nightmare.