Do you realize you're posting in a thread about recalled engines? Most of the 'we' in this thread are being covered by the recall, and would have no need to join a class action suit.... We need to start a class action suit on this. ....
I am in. Now you need 39.Well add me to the list of blown up engines. Pulled the oil filter and it was full of metal shavings.
Now the dealer wants $1000 to just pull the motor and diagnose it.
We need to start a class action suit on this. We need only 40 people to technically start a suit. I can help get the ball rolling if anyone wants to start down this road.
Long block is the standard set by Hyundai for the Sonata, but there has not been enough history on the KIA side to say what is 'usual'. I'd expect long block, simply because the automakers prefer to have the least amount of wrenching by the techs as possible. The last thing they want to see, on top of the huge mess they already have, is replacement engine failures due to incorrectly installed heads.Another victim (‘12 SX) my car passed the initial test but ended up “locking up” and is going to be replaced. Is it usually a long block replacement or short?
Good to read this has gone well for you so far!... Grande Kia in Colorado has been GREAT regarding this matter. They have kept in contact with me and me informed. I hope to have my car back soon.
Good to read that you checked the oil, but what mileage interval did you change the oil at, what oil viscosity and type (syn, non-syn), and which filter did you use?I was very meticulous with my oil changes and checked my oil everytime I put fuel in. Never had a leak or any burning of oil.
Regular oil changes did not matter in my specific case. The oil was changed at or before 3,000 miles for life of the vehicle. Engine replacement via extended warranty coverage was denied by Kia.Good to read that you checked the oil, but what mileage interval did you change the oil at, what oil viscosity and type (syn, non-syn), and which filter did you use?
From "Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)"...
And AFA replacement goes, if an engine fails the sound test, or it blows within the extended warranty period, it gets replaced.
I'm not aware of KIA putting that explicitly in writing in any of the owner letters. However their Q&A sheet did have:... Can anyone verify that KMA does not require maintenance records for engine replacement under this recall?
I was just told today that the Engine and Turbo will be replaced in my case and the waste gate actuator will be adjusted. Let see if it actually get done.Has anyone had the turbo replaced under this recall? Or does anyone have concerns of the turbos themselves with the motors that have been replaced due to the recall? IE is it possible for the metal shavings that damages the engine to enter the turbo chargers oil passage way and damage it?
Looks like they did everything they said they would. I'm not to happy they didn't replace the serpentine belt ( I would've paid to have it replaced since the motor was already out of the car). Looks like they reused the alternator, entire air intake system Possibly the Exhaust manifold and some other small things. I had no idea about the RF axle...I was just told today that the Engine and Turbo will be replaced in my case and the waste gate actuator will be adjusted. Let see if it actually get done.