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Maybe it is just me, BUT owning a car for 5 years and only 8,000 miles???? When was the oil changed last and how long ago? Was oil level EVER checked in between these times??
Something just does NOT add up with the info as posted.
He stated that it had 5,000 on it when he bought it and now has 58,000. That's a difference of 53,000 miles. Not 8,000.

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He stated that it had 5,000 on it when he bought it and now has 58,000. That's a difference of 53,000 miles. Not 8,000.

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At the end of the day, if he did keep it properly maintained, and it died at 58,000 miles, we can all agree that under current vehicle reliability expectations, that is a very premature failure.....
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Also, situations like what he is experiencing is why doing used oil analysis is a great tool to know the status of your engine. Wear metals would have been very high for several oil changes before this failure.
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If the guy is over his warranty time period by 2 months, he's over his warranty by two months. Period, end of story.
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I need a 2013 2.4L (eighth vin. digit 2) engine for my 2013 Kia Sportage that has a rod knocking at 57,000 miles.
The dealership tells me that a long block is no longer available and a short block is back ordered for at least 2 months. I now have a car that has had the oil changed at under the recommended interval with a blown motor that Kia will no stand behind and does not have replacement parts available for.
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I need a 2013 2.4L (eighth vin. digit 2) engine for my 2013 Kia Sportage that has a rod knocking at 57,000 miles.
The dealership tells me that a long block is no longer available and a short block is back ordered for at least 2 months. I now have a car that has had the oil changed at under the recommended interval with a blown motor that Kia will no stand behind and does not have replacement parts available for.
Why not tell us why they refused warranty?


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Sorry I haven't replied. I have never used a form before. The car was purchased with 5000 miles. Basically brand new. Well under the oil change interval recommended by KIA. The reason they gave for not covering the engine is that the warranty period had expired even though it was still under the miles and that there was no recall on my engine vin#. I'm told by KIA that a long block is no longer available. That a replacement engine would basically have to be built from parts. I was going to opt for a short block and gamble that the head was OK. I'm told that a short block is on a 2 moth back order. So any one that needed an engine even if being covered under warranty would be without their car for at least two months. I wondering how all the people that commented would feel if they were in my situation. Jasper Engine doesn't even rebuild my engine.
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... I'm told by KIA that a long block is no longer available. ....
Although KIA's warranty denial is on legal ground technically; IMO you could have a good chance getting them to reverse their decision if you threaten to lawyer-up and take them to court. Normally I wouldn't advocate being the angry consumer, but in your case the vehicle is well within the 'spirit' of the original warranty. And having done good oil maintenance eliminates any responsibility on your part. But that type of activity is not for everyone, and is of course your call.

Although it's true the 2.4 MPI is no longer being manufactured, they can be found in salvage yard (non-front-end) wrecks. I'd be very surprised if you can't find at least one (and probably multiple) of these in your geographical area. Did you investigate that option at all? If not, I'd urge you to give that a try. In any case, save all of the paperwork for the replacement engine costs, because one never knows how many more flavors of the Theta are going to ultimately be recalled.
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Although KIA's warranty denial is on legal ground technically; IMO you could have a good chance getting them to reverse their decision if you threaten to lawyer-up and take them to court. Normally I wouldn't advocate being the angry consumer, but in your case the vehicle is well within the 'spirit' of the original warranty. And having done good oil maintenance eliminates any responsibility on your part. But that type of activity is not for everyone, and is of course your call.

Although it's true the 2.4 MPI is no longer being manufactured, they can be found in salvage yard (non-front-end) wrecks. I'd be very surprised if you can't find at least one (and probably multiple) of these in your geographical area. Did you investigate that option at all? If not, I'd urge you to give that a try. In any case, save all of the paperwork for the replacement engine costs, because one never knows how many more flavors of the Theta are going to ultimately be recalled.
I would do this, only after trying Kia Corp.

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