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KSDS Notification - Knock Sensor update

Any one else get a letter from Kia to schedule an appointment to have new software loaded into ECU? It is suppose to detect excessive vibration. Apparently, there is a problem with 2.L GDI and 2.0L Turbo GDI engines 2016-2018 with the connecting rods. The software is to alert you that there is a problem and then you must get service asap. Lifetime warranty provided assuming you get the car service quickly.


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Nope. Ain't heard of it.

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This has been done for prior year (2011-2015) vehicles, but this is the first I've read about newer models. Can you post your letter, omitting personalized info of course.
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I've never received any notices in 2 1/2 years.

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I received the same letter yesterday.

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Received my letter yesterday as well.
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Just scheduled my 15k mile service and three service items were included:

SA189AM : PI1802C: PI1802 ECU UPGRADE (KSDS) 17MY
SA305: SA305 E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG
SA309A: SA309A ECV/EVAPORATOR TEMP SENSOR REPLAC

Didn't get the letter, but given above, I expect to get it soon....

FYI, everything else is going well with the car except that vibrations are developing in the driver's door and under the dash on non-smooth pavement. Build quality? I hope this doesn't portend more issues....
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it will be interesting if KIA Canada sends out the same letter time will tell.
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This appears to be the latest chapter in the Hyundai/Kia Theta II engine recall saga. There are currently at least three class action lawsuits pending against Hyundai and Kia for engine failures and engine fires related to oil starvation in cars not covered by the current recalls. Hyundai and Kia may be trying to show the courts and the NHTSA that they are being proactive in trying to solve these issues, although its seems to me to be too little too late.

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