The Telluride is a great ride, but it is becoming clear that it has a flaw. AC condensers and radiators are being punctured by rocks and debris that easily pass through the wide-open lower grilles. Repairs are being reported to be $1400+, and while insurance may cover it, you are still out your deductible and a bunch of time to get the car fixed, not to mention the frustration of dealing with the situation. The solution is simple, a pair of screens that keep the rocks out of there in the first place.
The VoltShop has been making these grille screens for Chevy Volts, Bolts, Honda Clarities, Toyota RAV4s, Mitsubishi Outlanders, and several Subarus for over 6 years, and now we have the same thing for your Kia Telluride.
These install over the outside of your grille and are held in place with plastic ties. No modifications to the car are necessary at all! Complete installation instructions and the plastic ties are included with every TellurideScreen. The standard TellurideScreen set is made from a strong metal mesh to keep larger stones and debris from getting to the radiator and doing damage. This has a diamond-shaped pattern. It is powder coated for a good-looking finish, trimmed with rubber edging. It looks great and is hardly noticeable once installed.
There are three pieces in the set, the long piece is for the top slot, and the two short pieces are for the lower slots, on either side of the center. They do not interfere with the driving lights on the SX trim level Telluride. There is also a new lower set of screens for Tellurides without the lower fog light.
Because the grille is solid at the ends, these may require a piece of automotive trim tape to secure the tips, or 2 small holes to be drilled to install a plastic tie on each end. You may want to stick with the original shorter screen length if you are concerned about this.
UPPER Grille Screens for Complete Protection for All Tellurides!
Now there is a 4th piece for this set if you are interested. The new piece is for the large upper grille (Where the Kia logo is.) When I looked at Tellurides with 20K+ miles on them, it was clear that the radiators are taking a beating through the upper grille as well.
It is made of welded or woven SS mesh and trimmed in the same way as the others. This is an internal installation, so it won’t really be seen much at all. You'll need to remove the access panels at the top of the grille just inside the hood or the bumper cover itself to install it. Once in there, it is attached in the same way as the other pieces. If you do the latter, you can also install the 3 lower pieces on the inside of the grille very easily. These are available for all Tellurides, 2020-23.
These are available in our black welded or woven stainless steel mesh patterns, as well as our black powder-coated expanded metal mesh. And due to the shape of the lower grille, there are only short lower pieces.