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Stinger GT AWD Starter Replace (3K)

Hello everyone,

Hearing that the Stinger GT AWD Starter replacement is a big deal; e.g. 3K replacement if not under warranty. Can someone confirm this, or not?

Wanting a Stinger GT but reserved on the buy given this concern, albeit 5 years from purchase.

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Hello everyone,

Hearing that the Stinger GT AWD Starter replacement is a big deal; e.g. 3K replacement if not under warranty. Can someone confirm this, or not?

Wanting a Stinger GT but reserved on the buy given this concern, albeit 5 years from purchase.

Many Thanks,
Did you hear that from a reliable source?

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where did you here this?
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Update:

Mr. Jonathan Woods, a Kia Sales Manager @ Browns Manassas KIA spoke to one of his senior technicians and said the following: Tom told me to get back to you about the starter concern. You'd need to remove one side of the motor mount to get to the starter. cost would be parts plus approx 1-1 1/2 hrs labor hours(145 an hour). So, he is basically saying that the starter BIG issue is not true.

BTW: my original thread did not state that the possible issue is with the V6 only. My apologies for that and I look forward to confirming this as true or false.

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Update:

Called Kia Customer Service to get labor hours for replacing the starter on 2018 Stinger GT AWD. They said that I had to go to a Dealer / District Manager. Called a service department local to me directly. Now labor hours was quoted at 3 1/2, not 1 1/2 @ $400 labor estimate. Adviser said he needed to check with Service Manager because hours are not in the system yet. With the Service Manager having gone to the class, and working on all Stingers. I am not sure how to get to a 100% confirmation. He said, she said. Wonder where you would get a Service Manual on the how to?
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Called Kia Customer Service to get labor hours for replacing the starter on 2018 Stinger GT AWD. They said that I had to go to a Dealer / District Manager. Called a service department local to me directly. Now labor hours was quoted at 3 1/2, not 1 1/2 @ $400 labor estimate. Adviser said he needed to check with Service Manager because hours are not in the system yet. With the Service Manager having gone to the class, and working on all Stingers. I am not sure how to get to a 100% confirmation. He said, she said. Wonder where you would get a Service Manual on the how to?
will KIA not sell you a service manual?
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LOL... worried about a starter change cost on a car he does NOT have and is posted as 5 YEARS away from buying if he were to buy one.
I would be more worried about being able to find and replace the BATTERY more than a starter!

I smell a TROLL !
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LOL... worried about a starter change cost on a car he does NOT have and is posted as 5 YEARS away from buying if he were to buy one.
I would be more worried about being able to find and replace the BATTERY more than a starter!

I smell a TROLL !
Let's not jump the gun here.

"albeit 5 years from purchase." - I take that to mean the time frame after which such a failure could occur.

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Let's not jump the gun here.

"albeit 5 years from purchase." - I take that to mean the time frame after which such a failure could occur.
Well the printed word does leave room for different interpretation. But even so, I can think of a LOT more concerns with a Kia than a starter motor replace, there are a LOT of other make vehicles that are just as difficult to work on these days. It is NOT the day of the big American "land yacht" with wide open working room anymore!
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1st of all, I am not a troll and resent the suggestion. I am a guy that likes the Kia Stinger V6 AWD as a potential future purchase. The 5 years means that the car would be out of warranty then, or sooner if more that 12K miles are driven per year. Then, the car owner would pay for the starter repair out of pocket. Goal of posting this was to get 100% confirmation given that I have heard different responses from 3 sources. Hoping that this post, will yield an accurate resolve and confirmable facts vice being called a troll. Thanks.
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