The issue with this even with me is,
dealer is over 60 miles away, cost for gas or shipping to get it, puts that 1 filter at over 20 bucks do that math with 4 quarts of quality oil and your talking a 40+ dollar oil change.
Thats crazy, maybe if Kia wants this they need to have more locations, with 2 in vermont (im sure other states and owners have this same issue), and at that them being within 35 miles of each other (does that make any sense, not to me), makes it very hard for lots to even do services, let alone buy this kind of part every month or so at 20 plus dollars. or more, being located where they are I feel sorry for anyone living in south western vt, where there drive would be well over 2 hrs or have it shipped for I bet at least 10 more bucks, WOW, ive done v-8 oil changes for cheaper than that using quality oil and aftermarket filters.
Why is Kia designing the oil system if you cant use aftermarket filters?
I used to own a Jaguar, and god, an aftermarket filter was fine with that expensive vehicle, and not to bag on Kia (I love them) that is a rediculous thing. No wonder I see more and more complaints.
Its not about quality now, its always about corporate, or how they do warranties, or now, you got to use OEM, whats next? Got to use a certain gas?
OR wait I see it now,
An owner will have some issue with the oiling system, kias gonna see an aftermarket filter and they they are gonna deny that person warranty because they used an approved filter that EVERY OTHER CAR MAKER would be fine with?
Really? Its probably a matter of bad design and lots of issues, hide it, then knowing most do oil changes not at Kia, most will have non OEM filters, bam, they win, but not being honest.
Its weird that they are not stating this for anything before 2007 I think it said in that PDF.
Well then a dedicated Kia owner will be gone here if it comes to that. If I have an oil issue and they do that to me, I will have my Kia towed to the nearest non kia dealer and trade my Sporty in. I bet I won't be the last one once it comes to this. Thats simply rediculous.
The ONLY OEM filters that I have EVER in my 20 years of driving are the ones that were on it when I bought it new, after that and millions of miles on every car I ever drove was an aftermarket filter, in ALL that time and mileage, I have never not once, had an issue with oil, oil filters, or damage incured by an aftermarket filter.
Sorry for being a little irratated by this but god, this is a first.