2015 Kia K900: Post Road-Trip Service Visit
January 23, 2015
The countdown began on the northbound leg of our Oregon holiday trip in the 2015 Kia K900 sedan. We were just approaching our first overnight stop at Harris Ranch when a prominent Service Required message flashed its first warning indicating 1,000 miles to go.
More than 1,000 miles would pass before we got back home, so we'd be a little tardy. But at least they would be easy cruising miles, I told myself.
Monday morning saw me first in line at my local Kia/Suzuki/Isuzu service center. The service writer had never seen a K900 before, and indeed the sales lot was thick with lower-price fare that consisted mainly of Optimas and Souls.
The owner's manual called for a tire rotation, an oil change and a few cursory inspections. I had heard a faint rumor of a fuel filling problem from another staffer some weeks ago, but I had just added gas seven times during the course of my trip with absolutely no incident. I chalked it up to a bad pump and didn't bother to mention it. There was nothing wrong with the car as far as I could tell.
With no one in line ahead of me the car was washed and back in my hands in about 45 minutes. The cost? Nothing. The K900 comes with complimentary scheduled maintenance (up to five visits) during the first 3 years/37,500 miles.
Not bad at all.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 8,353 miles