htan I assume you are driving a ckd sonata. In ur 2yrs of ownership, any issues that you encountered ? Do you bring the casr back to sime/kah for service ? Whats the maintenance cost like ?
yes, mine is CKD. No issues so far - have not replaced any parts except those wear & tear items. Had a couple of issues on the reverse sensors installed by KB - 2 of the 4 sensors are dead (1 always trigger and 1 never trigger), didn't replace them yet since I've installed a reverse camera about 6 months ago; and the reverse sensor display module was loose and causing some noise when driving through rough/uneven roads - fixed during service.
I still go back to KB for service since the car is still under warranty (3 years) and I'm quite satisfy with their service and charges so far - I service my car at KB Sg Pinang, Penang.
Normal service charges as below:
- washer : around RM1.50, can't remember exact amount, but less than RM2
- Castrol Magnetic Semi-sync Lubricant oil : RM106.25 or RM85 (if I use the leftover from previous service), need 4.3 lit
- Oil filter : RM18
- Engine cleaner, around RM22
- Labor charge : RM10
It came to about RM154 for my 35k service that I just did this morning. I typically decline the oil treatment (another RM 20+), thinking of decline the engine cleaner as well, but since the labor charge is only RM10 for normal service and I'm quite happy with the service provided, so just accept the use of engine cleaner.
Ask SIME / Hyunmal SC as well, seem like their charges is higher. they typically use Shell Helix Plus (~RM95) and it doesn't come is 1 liter packing. Labor charge quoted is RM70.
Was thinking of bringing my own lubricant for the service, but seem like spare part shops are charging more than KB for the Castrol Magnetic (> RM90), so decided to stay with KB until 3 years warranty period is ended.