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post #1 of 10 Old 04-08-2017, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4M cars in Canada, U.S. for possible engine failure

http://globalnews.ca/news/3363691/hy...ngine-failure/
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Finally we're getting the official confirmation of what many have suspected for quite a while. The Hyundai Sonata recall was just the tip of the iceberg, and the problem with these KIA/Hyundai engines is much more widespread and serious than they originally tried to make everyone believe. Based on the list of model/year, it appears that this recall will be limited to GDI/Turbo, but that remains to be seen as well, because there can be no confidence at this point in anything they say.

The Sonata engine replacement is currently backed up for months in most stealerships, due to unavailability of parts. One can only wonder what the effect will be of adding in potentially 1.5 million more vehicles into the mix. Are loaners going to be provided to all affected owners for however many months (or years) it will take to get a new engine installed?

Maybe get rid of it instead? Better do it today, because book value is likely to fall off the cliff as this news makes the front pages. How about just not worrying about it, because they're saying that 'only a small percentage of vehicles will be affected'. That would work for those who like to play Russian roulette.

What a ghastly nightmare this whole thing is turning into.

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Pretty sure this is what happened to my 2011 Kia Forte.
Even though the Forte is not on the list... I pretty much had the problem, and no Kia dealership wanted anything to do with it. (Before the recall!)

Traded in for a Toyota, and I think I've been burned enough by Hyundai/ Kia to not buy from them for quite a while.
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All have either 2-Liter or 2.4-litre gasoline engines. The U.S. engines were made at the Hyundai’s engine plant in Alabama.
FYI, Fortes are built in South Korea, not Alabama.

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Everything I've read indicates that this recall will include South Korean vehicles in addition to North American (and probably other countries as well). The common denominator in the recall appears to be 2011-14 Theta GDI/Turbo engines, regardless of where they were built. And IMO that would have to eventually include 2014 GDI Fortes, even if they're not in the list at this time.

But there has to be lots of doubt regarding anything KIA/Hyundai are saying right now, so who knows where this mess will ultimately be proven to begin and end.

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FYI, Fortes are built in South Korea, not Alabama.
actually Fortes for North America are now built in Kia's new Mexican plant. Previously they were built at the Hwaseong plant in South Korea.
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actually Fortes for North America are now built in Kia's new Mexican plant. Previously they were built at the Hwaseong plant in South Korea.
I was referring to the 2010-2014 model years referenced by the article. They were all built in South Korea. The Mexico plant didn't start producing Fortes until 2016. And if we want to get technical, sedans only. Koups are still built in South Korea and the hatchbacks are only just now starting to be built in Mexico.
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My Forte5 has the regular fuel injected 2.4, and not the GDI 2.4.
Hopefully I've escaped, but won't be surprised if my dealer contacts me.
Still happy with my vehicle, and will still consider another KIA when this one needs replacing.
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Not sure I'm diggin' the color, but the wheels choice is cool. Are those Hyundai Santa Fe wheels?



I have 18" Kia Soul ! wheels on my '11 F5-SX:


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They are replica wheels that came with the car - brand unknown.
Colour is lime green plasti dip. t's not to everyone's taste to be sure, but it's different. Makes the car easy to spot in a sea of generic sedans/hatchbacks.
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