Extremely Loud external sound - sounds like singing/ringing bell.
I just bought my new 2023 Kia Sportage last weekend. Yesterday I went to
put gas in it and took it out for a drive on the freeway. When I was almost
home, a very - very - very loud sound started coming from the front of the
car. It almost sounds like ringing bells with a certain singing quality to it...the
dealership said this is normal and "is part of the adjustment of having a
hybrid" but....we're talking LOUD and a sound that was not there for the first
few days that I had the car. How do I fix this?
Take it back to the dealership right away, I suspect a problem with the AWD. As this is a KIA don’t let them give you the run around, document everything, KIA’s are not very reliable so you will need documentation if it is a lemon.
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Could be the belt pulleys? Have another mechanic check it out.
That's part of the pedestrian alert system. I'm guessing you were in battery mode at the time. The alert must be active in reverse, by law, but I believe you can dampen it for forward only..... Go back the dealer and find someone who's not an idiot (good luck doing that at a KIA dealer), and get this explained..... Or just READ THE OWNERS MANUAL.