Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The ONLY C-Segment Remote Keyless Entry I

Gong Xi Fa Cai for those who celebrate Chinese New Year. And congrats to the second batch of Kia Forte owners in Malaysia. I read in FB, many received their cars before the holiday season. In previous article, I promise to reveal on how to lock / unlock the car without using the Smart Key lock / unlock button or the hidden key. Here we go...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Visit to Setapak SC

Busy week, trying to squeeze some time to write about last Saturday (9 Jan 2010) experience in Setapak SC . I was there for two reasons, hmm.. two main reasons and one minor problem.
  1. A drop in engine performance after 1,000KM
  2. Left hand side pull while driving
  3. Driver side dashboard was drooping down. The panel which ESC Off button is located.
A day before the appointment, Naza Kia Customer Service X called me to confirm the appointment date and time. The appointment is 9am, and my contact person Y, also a customer service personnel station at Setapak SC.

On the day itself I departed about 8.30am from home to Setapak SC, thinking that I would be able to reach Setapak SC within 30mins. I thought to myself, its a Saturday and traffic would not be heavy on MRR2. Lo and behold, the traffic was bumper to bumper! I had to call Y at about 9.10am to let him know that I was late, Y said they will wait for me to arrive. Upon arriving at the junction to exit to Ampang, I saw a car on the most right lane smashed pretty good, that explain it all! Traffic was smooth after the smashed car.. I bet lots of  drivers slowed down to memorise the car number for 4D!
I arrived in Setapak, but couldn't figure out where I was. Called Y and asked for direction, he gave me pretty good directions and I finally arrived at Setapak SC about 9.45am. Here is what you guys have been waiting for.. the meat..

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Driving Experience I (at 1,000KM)

I promised few friends to write about my Kia Forte's driving experience right after the 1,000 KM service. Its a little few days late.. nevertheless here is my experience.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Surprise, Surprise! Naza Kia, you Surprise ME!

Today I receive a call from Naza Kia Customer Service, staff X. He called regarding the engine performance issue. Requested me to go SC this Saturday for check-up. I was a little ambivalent at the beginning.. not because of him, but me, myself!
Then I told X that I'll be going to Setapak for alignment, to my surprise, he said he knows about it.. wow.. news spread fast nowadays.. especially if its Kia Forte! Then I told him if I go Jalan Cheras SC, I'll end up going 2 SC. He then recommended me to do both the engine check and alignment at Setapak and added that, its not a problem since the records are computerised. I agreed, and X said he will call Setapak SC to informed them that I'm coming for the engine check!

I feel like a 1st class customer here, really!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Follow-up on 1K Preventive Maintenance

Jalan Cheras SC called me today. We spoke on three subjects.

#1 Scratch at door panel.
SC said they will replace the tab that was scratch by foreman for FOC. WOW! Yes, this caught me by surprise. Pretty good service here! I've always hear of horror stories about Naza Kia service, but this call made me think hard about my perception on Naza Kia's SC.

Friday, January 1, 2010

My New Year 2010 Modification List

Tradition holds it that 'fragile' humans need to make a list of wish list yearly. This is by New Year Modification wish list for 2010.

  1. Tint the car to further reduce heat and UV light
  2. Sound proof the Kia Forte for better back seat comfort
  3. Car detailing
  4. Replace stock drop-in Air Filter to K&N Filter
  5. Replace stock spark plug to Denso iridium spark plugs

It's going to cost a bomb! Good luck to me!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Preventive Maintenance at 1,000 KM

Did my 1,000 KM preventive maintenance for Kia Forte today morning. Besides carrying out the 1K service, I reported the following issues at Jalan Cheras Naza Kia Service Centre (SC).
  1. Rattling noise at passenger side door
  2. Left hand side pull while driving the car; only noticeable if drove at speed above 100 km / h
  3. Very faint squeaking noise. Gear set to neutral, press accelerator. Squeaking is faint and only at the start of the rev..