ESP KIA CADENZA 2020 Warranty and Consumer Information Guide
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You are responsible for properly operating and
maintaining your Kia Vehicle in accordance with the
instructions described in your Owner’s Manual. If your
vehicle is used under severe driving conditions, you
must follow the maintenance requirements described in
your Owner’s Manual for severe driving conditions in
order to maintain your warranties.
You are required to retain maintenance records since it
may be necessary in some instances for you to prove that
the required maintenance has been performed. The
“Scheduled Maintenance Record” beginning on Page 34
should be filled in when regular maintenance is
performed. Keep all receipts and make them available in
case questions rise about the services requested and
To Get Warranty Service
You must take your Kia Vehicle, along with this manual,
to an Authorized Kia Dealer in the United States during
its normal service hours. While any Authorized Kia
Dealer will perform warranty service, Kia recommends
that when possible you return to the dealership where
you purchased your Kia Vehicle in order to ensure
continuity in service and maintenance. If you have any
questions or need assistance regarding this warranty,
refer to “When You Need to Talk to Kia” starting on
This warranty is applicable to Kia Vehicles registered
and normally operated in the United States.
Service and Maintenance Outside the United
If you are going to be driving outside the United States,
it is important that you contact us at (800) 333-4542 in
order to determine what service and warranty coverage
is available in the area you will be travelling.
Your Responsibilities in Order to Maintain Your Warranties
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
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New Vehicle Limited Warranty
THE DURATION OF ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
IF ANY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS, ARE LIMITED RESPECTIVELY TO THE
DURATION OF THESE EXPRESS WARRANTIES.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES (EXCEPT
ANY SET FORTH SEPARATELY IN THIS
MANUAL) ON THE PART OF KIA MOTORS
AMERICA, INC. OR THE AUTHORIZED KIA
DEALER SELLING YOUR KIA VEHICLE. NO
DEALER, OR ANY AGENT OR EMPLOYEE
THEREOF, OR ANY OTHER PERSON, IS
AUTHORIZED TO EXTEND OR ENLARGE THESE
WARRANTIES. KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ECONOMIC
LOSS, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY SERVICE
NOT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR HEREIN.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may have other rights which vary from state to state.
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Anti-Perforation Limited Warranty
• Any perforation due to corrosion of the Kia Vehicle
caused in whole or in part by a failure to maintain
the Kia Vehicle in accordance with the procedures
specified in paragraph 3. “Your Responsibilities”
3. Your Responsibilities
Inspect the body sheet metal panels of your Kia Vehicle
on a regular basis (at least monthly) to detect any chips
or scratches in the paint or protective coating and to
repair them immediately.
Special care should be taken to protect your Kia Vehicle
from corrosion under the following conditions:
• If you drive on salted roads, or if you drive near the
ocean, flush the underbody as needed, and at least
weekly with clean unsalted water.
• It is important to keep the drain holes in the lower
edges of the body clear.
• If your Kia Vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
any event which may cause damage to the paint,
have your Kia Vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
• If you carry special cargo, such as chemicals,
fertilizers, deicing salt, or other corrosive substances,
be sure that such materials are well packaged and
sealed. Any leakage of such materials will void this
warranty where the leakage has occurred.
• If you drive frequently on gravel roads, we
recommend that you install stone guards behind
4. To Get Warranty Service
You must take your Kia Vehicle, along with this
manual, to any Authorized Kia Dealer in the United
States during its normal service hours.
If you have any questions or need assistance regarding
this warranty, refer to the “When You Need to Talk to
Kia” starting on Page 39.
5. Limited Liability
Liability under this warranty is limited solely to the
repair or replacement of factory installed parts that fails
to function properly. Such repair or replacement shall be
carried out by an Authorized Kia Dealer at its place of
business. This warranty does not include any other
expense, including but not limited to those for any
replacement transportation or for the loss of use of your
6. Other Terms
The “Other Terms” stated on page 12 in the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty section of this manual also
apply to this warranty.
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from such date, whichever occurs first, except that if
the failure to conform to applicable emission
standards results from the failure of a part listed on
the 96 Month/80,000 Mile Emission Warranty Parts
List at the end of this Federal Emission Control
Warranty, this warranty shall be effective for a
period of vehicle operation that does not exceed 96
months or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
3. Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
Each Owner is required to comply with the Written
Maintenance Instructions and a claim under this
warranty may be denied on the basis of
noncompliance by the Owner with such instructions.
If and when it is considered that the vehicle’s
nonconformity with the applicable emission
standards has resulted from the Owner’s
noncompliance with those Written Maintenance
Instructions which the manufacturer considers
necessary for the vehicle to meet the standards, the
Owner may be required to submit evidence of such
compliance, and therefore, receipts and other
documents covering the performance of scheduled
Maintenance Service and proper use in accordance
with the Written Maintenance Instructions,
including but not limited to validated Scheduled
Maintenance Record of this manual, should be
retained by the Owner and should be transferred to
each subsequent Owner of the Kia Vehicle.
4. Use of Kia Genuine Parts
The Kia Vehicle is designed, built and tested using
Kia Genuine Parts so that the Kia Vehicle is able to
perform in conformity with EPA regulations as
provided by this warranty. Accordingly, it is
recommended that any replacement parts used for
maintenance, repair or replacement of the Kia
Vehicle be Kia Genuine Parts, or parts equivalent to
those with which the Kia Vehicle or its engine was
5. Use of Non-Kia Parts
Owner may elect to use Certified Parts other than
Kia Genuine Parts in the performance of any
maintenance or repairs and such use in itself will not
invalidate this warranty. However, use of other than
Kia Genuine Parts may cause Kia to deny an
Emission Performance Warranty claim if the
Certified Part used is either defective in materials or
workmanship or not equivalent from an emission
standpoint to Kia Genuine Parts.
Federal Emission Control Warranty
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Emission Control Warranty
6. Repair or Replacement by an Authorized Kia
Your Kia Dealer shall make all adjustments, repairs
or replacements necessary to assure the Kia Vehicle
complies with applicable emission standards of the
EPA and that the Kia Vehicle will continue to
comply during the remainder of the term of this
warranty (if proper maintenance and operation are
7. Warranty Claim Procedures
A warranty claim may be submitted by presenting
the Kia Vehicle to any Authorized Kia Dealer during
the Authorized Kia Dealer’s regular business hours,
together with a copy of a failed emissions test. Upon
presentation of a claim, Kia shall notify the Owner
within 30 days, or such shorter period of time within
which repair is required by local, state or federal
law, that the claim will be honored or shall provide
the Owner in writing with an explanation of the
basis upon which the claim is being denied.
Failure to notify the Owner within such time period
shall cause Kia to be responsible for repairing the
Kia Vehicle free of charge to the Owner, unless such
failure is attributable to the Owner or to events
beyond the control of Kia or the Authorized Kia
8. Maintenance by Other Than an Authorized Kia
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission
control devices and systems covered by this
warranty may be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using Certified
Parts. However, such non-Kia Certified Parts will
not be covered by Kia’s emission system warranties
should such parts fail at a later date.
9. Consumer Assistance
If you have any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities, you should contact the
Kia Motors America, Inc. Consumer Affairs
Department toll-free at 1-800-333-4Kia. Or you
may write to: U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Compliance Division, Light-Duty Vehicle Group
Attn: Warranty Complaints 2000 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Email: [email protected]
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Emission Control Warranty
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
As the Kia vehicle owner, you are responsible for the
performance of the required maintenance listed in your
owner’s manual. Kia recommends that you retain all
receipts covering maintenance on your vehicle but Kia
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or
for your failure to ensure the performance of all
You are responsible for presenting your Kia vehicle to a
Kia dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty
repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days.
As the Kia vehicle owner, you should also be aware that
Kia may deny you warranty coverage if your Kia vehicle
or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper
maintenance or unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact Kia Motors
America, Inc., Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-
333-4542 or the California Air Resource Board at 9528
Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731 (1-800-242-4450).
Kia Motors America, Inc. (Kia), warrants to the owner
that any vehicle certified for sale in the State of California
and registered in the State of California is designed, built
and equipped so as to conform with the emissions
standards adopted by the California Air Resources Board.
Kia warrants that this vehicle is free from defects in
material and workmanship which would cause any part on
this vehicle which affects emissions to fail to conform
with applicable requirements or to fail to pass a required
state smog check test for 3 years or 50,000 miles,
whichever occurs first. Kia also warrants that, any part on
the warranted emissions parts list in this warranty and
installed as original equipment, is free from defects in
material and workmanship which would cause this
vehicle to fail to conform with applicable regulations for 7
years or 70,000 miles, whichever first occurs.
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Emission Control Warranty
What The Owner Must Do
It is your responsibility to perform the required
maintenance and use the vehicle in accordance with
Kia’s written instructions. Warranty coverage will not be
denied solely because there is no record of maintenance.
However, failures caused by lack of required
maintenance are not covered by the warranty. To avoid
questions as to whether the vehicle maintenance has
been performed, Kia urges that you retain all receipts
and/or maintenance records indicating that service has
been performed on the vehicle and these documents
should be transferred to any subsequent owner of the
MAINTENANCE SERVICE CAN BE PERFORMED
BY ANY QUALIFIED SERVICE OUTLET OR BY
THE OWNER. HOWEVER, EXCEPT IN AN
EMERGENCY SITUATION (SEE EMERGENCY
SERVICE), WARRANTY SERVICE MUST BE
PERFORMED BY AN AUTHORIZED KIA DEALER.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ANY REPLACEMENT
PARTS USED FOR MAINTENANCE OR FOR THE
REPAIR OF EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEMS BE
NEW, KIA GENUINE PARTS. However, the warranty
obligations are not dependent upon the use of any
particular brand of replacement parts. The owner may
elect to use non-Kia parts for maintenance purposes. Use
of replacement parts which are not of equivalent quality
may impair the effectiveness of emissions control systems.
What Is Not Covered By Emission Warranty
Malfunctions in any part caused by misuse, alteration,
tampering, disconnection or improper or inadequate
Damage to catalytic converter due to use of leaded
Damage resulting from fire, accident, negligence, act of
God or other events beyond the control of Kia.
Maintenance replacement parts (such as spark plugs)
beyond the first scheduled replacement point.
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Replacement Parts and
Accessories Limited Warranty
replaced without charge for the parts, but all labor
charges will be your responsibility.
• Kia Genuine replacement parts
Kia Genuine replacement parts (except battery)
installed by an Authorized Kia Dealer under
warranty are covered for the greater of (1) the
duration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or
(2) the first 12 months from the date of
installation of the Kia Genuine replacement parts
or 12,000 miles.
• Kia Genuine replacement battery
This warranty applies only to Kia Genuine
replacement batteries purchased from an
Authorized Kia Dealer in the United States. Kia
Genuine replacement batteries are covered by a
limited warranty for the period of 36 months
from the date of installation, regardless of
mileage. During the first 12 months of the
warranty period a defective Kia Genuine
replacement battery will be replaced at no charge
for the new battery, labor or installation. If a Kia
Genuine replacement battery fails during the last
24 months of the 36-month warranty period, you
will receive a pro-rated credit toward the
purchase of a new Kia battery. You are
responsible for all diagnostic, labor and
Months Of Use Consumer Portion Warranty Portion
13-16 months 10% 90%
17-20 months 30% 70%
21-23 months 45% 55%
24-26 months 60% 40%
27-30 months 75% 25%
31-33 months 85% 15%
34-36 months 90% 10%
Kia will not reimburse you for any portion of the
cost of a non-Kia replacement battery.
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IMPORTANTE: SI ESTE VEHICULO TIENE UN DEFECTO QUE SUBSTANCIALMENTE AFECTA SU USO, VALOR O SEGURIDAD, O QUE PUEDE CAUSAR MUERTE O SERIO DANO CORPORAL SI SE MANEJA, Y FUE COMPRADO, ARRENDADO O REGISTRADO EN NUEVA JERSEY, USTED PUEDE TENER EL DERECHO BAJO LA LEY DE LIMON DEL ESTADO DE NUEVA JERSEY A UN REEMBOLSO DEL PRECIO DE COMPRA O A LOS PAGOS DE SU ARRENDAMIENTO.
Aqui le damos un sumario de sus derechos:
1. Para calificar por compensacion bajo la Ley de Limon de Nueva Jersey, usted debe darle al fabricante o a su concesionario la oportunidad de reparar o corregir el defecto del vehiculo dentro del termino de proteccion bajo la Ley de Limon, que son las 24,000 millas primeras de operacion o dos anos des\
pues de la fecha original de la entrega del vehiculo o lo que suceda primero.
2. Si el fabricante o su concesionario no puede arreglar o corregir el defecto dentro de un tiempo razonable, usted puede tener el derecho de devolver el vehiculo y recibir un reembolso completo, menos un descuento por el uso del vehiculo.
3. Si se supone que el fabricante o su concesionario no puede reparar o corregir el defecto y si substancialmente el mismo defecto continua existiendo despues que el fabricante ha recibido un aviso del defecto, mandado por correo certificado con recibo de retorno, y ha tenido una oportunidad final para corregir el defecto o condicion dentro de los 10 dias naturales despues de recibir el aviso. Este aviso tiene que ser recibido por el fabricante dentro del termino de proteccion y solo se puede dar despues que (i) el fabricante o su concesionario ha intentado dos o mas veces de corregir el defecto; (ii) el fabricante o su concesionario ha intentado por lo menos una vez de corregir el defecto si el defecto es uno que puede causar la muerte o serio dano corporal si el vehiculo se maneja; o (iii) el vehiculo ha estado fuera de servicio por reparos por una acumulacion total de 20 dias naturales o mas, o en el caso de una casa rodante motorizada (motorhome) de 45 dias o mas.
4. Si substancialmente el mismo defecto continua existiendo despues que el fabricante ha tenido la ultima oportunidad de reparar o corregir el defecto, usted puede presentar una solicitud para compensacion ba\
jo la Ley de Limon de Nueva Jersey.
PARA INFORMACION COMPLETA ACERCA DE SUS DERECHOS Y RECURSOS BAJO ESTA LEY, INCLUYENDO LA DIRECCION DEL FABRICANTE PARA NOTIFICARLE EL DEFECTO, PONGASE EN CONTACTO CON: NEW JERSEY DEPARTAMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, LEMON LAW UNIT, POST OFFICE BOX 45026, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101, NUMERO DE TELEFONO: 973-504-6226
New Jersey Consumer Notice
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS STATE OF NEW JERSEY
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If this vehicle does not conform to its applicable warranties and Kia or its dealers have not repaired the vehicle after a
reasonable number of repair attempts or the vehicle has been out of service for a specified number of days, you may be
entitled under the provisions of your state “Lemon Law” to a replacement or repurchase of the vehicle and/or relief.
It shall be the responsibility of the consumer, or the consumer’s representative, prior to availing himself or herself of
the provisions of the “Lemon Law,” to notify Kia of the need for the correction or repair of the nonconformity, unless
Kia has been notified as defined in §59.1-207.11 of the “Lemon Law.” If the manufacturer or factory representative
has not been notified of the conditions set forth in subsection B of §59.1-207.13 of th\
e “Lemon Law,” and any of the
conditions set forth in subsection B of §59.1-207.13 of the “Lemon\
Law” already exists, Kia shall be given an
additional opportunity, not to exceed fifteen days, to correct or repair the nonconformity.
Kia offers its consumers third-party arbitration through BBB AUTO LINE, a complaint resolution service administered
by the BBB National Programs, Inc. Although you are not required to use\
BBB AUTO LINE in order to maintain a
claim under your state “Lemon Law”, if you choose to seek remedies under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, you
are required to use BBB AUTO LINE offered by Kia prior to initiating court action. For additional information about
BBB AUTO LINE, review Pages 41-43 of this book or contact Kia at the address or toll-free numbe\
r indicated below.
In addition, in order to seek remedies under your state “Lemon Law”, you must first:
1) Notify Kia at the address below, by certified mail, of the problem with your vehicle, and
2) Provide Kia an opportunity to repair your vehicle.
Should you have any concerns or questions regarding your Kia after you have contacted your local Kia dealer, please
contact Kia at:
Consumer Assistance Center
Kia Motors America, Inc.
P. O. Box 52410
Irvine CA 92619-2410
Virginia Consumer Notice
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS STATE OF VIRGINIA
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