Originally Posted by a9xs
no vehicle had 66K on it, crank sensor is warranty 5year/60k.
I see. Good case could be made and argued for it being done under the FED/CALI Emissions Warrenty. Since it has 66K on it and would fail a EPA Roadside Emissions Test and worse still the CARB one. If you had replied that it had 100K or more I would say yea ok I totally agree and not go down this road. But for 66K I will in all seriousness say the following.
FED Emissions Warr is 8/80
CALI Emissions Warr us 7/70
But if you read the "Kia Warrenty and Customer Information Manual". It clearly states in writting a "Crank Sensor" as well as most anything else in the vech like that gets you a 2/24 FED or 3/50 Cali warrnety not 5/60. So the $256 Crank Sensor has the same legal standing as $25 set of sparkplugs to possibly get your car impounded by the EPA/CARB at 2.1/24,500 or 3.1/50,500 for failing a roadside spot check. And for the record I agree sparkplugs should be treated like brake pads on your 66k vech in your shop but not the Magnetic Crank Sensor. The 8/80 FED EMISS and 7/70 CALI EMISS should stand as it also should for the Cam Sensor and the coil packs and wires and Air Flow Sensor ect.
Fun fact as well is a $10 gas cap and that $356 Air Flow Sensor are the same as well. 2/24 FED and 3/50 CALI. And will get car possibly impounded at a road side spot check. Only three things are covered for 8/80 FED and eight (8) for 7/70 but not all models CALI.
Infact if you live in another state that must conform as many do to Cali CARB standards you make out better if your car is Cali spec and not FED spec. More is covered by mandate. But this goes by model too. Like on a Cali Spec car the intake manifold is covered. But only on the 2.0L and Sulev Spectra and not the 1.8L. Or the V6 Optima and not the 4cyl. And the Sedona and nothing else in KIA lineup.
IMHO using the 8/80 and 7/70 and the average person drives 12,500-15,000 a year.
So the avg person would more often then not get only 5-6 years or less out of these if using mileage limits. Lucky ones would get the 8-7 years as stated. And the unlikey ones would get far less years if they drive alot but would get 80/70.