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I noticed tons of condensation build up on my car and brought it into the dealer around 60k miles and they said they fixed it.. A few months later now the left tail has condensation build up and it does not light up all the way... I brought it to the dealer and they said its not covered anymore... How can i fix this problem? I'd like to try tomorrow... Ty!
 

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I noticed tons of condensation build up on my car and brought it into the dealer around 60k miles and they said they fixed it.. A few months later now the left tail has condensation build up and it does not light up all the way... I brought it to the dealer and they said its not covered anymore... How can i fix this problem? I'd like to try tomorrow... Ty!
I have the same issue, my right taillight gets water inside of it. The LEDs still work fine though.
 

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Took my car into Kia to fix the sunroof noise issue and they said they will also replace the tail light. I have 50,000 miles on mine so i just made it within the 60000 mile warranty.
 

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Took my car into Kia to fix the sunroof noise issue and they said they will also replace the tail light. I have 50,000 miles on mine so i just made it within the 60000 mile warranty.
IF this is about the HVAC Flutter sound on Fan Hi .... Be sure & post what the Fix was; For Blackjackmark it was Re-glue'ing the rubber seals around the Pano Roof area after a soapy water test around the Pano roof edges. The TSB Fix for High Cabin Pressure from a faulty trunk component didn't help a bit for me.
 

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So I got the tail light replaced, all was well. Then it snows, and i discover water in the same tail light they replaced! So now I have to bring it back.
 

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Just went with this myself a few weeks ago. Right outer tail light. They replaced it under warranty and the known fix that they have is a weather gasket that apparently is thicker and seals off the backside of the housing better. So they told me. We shall see!
 

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Took my car into Kia to fix the sunroof noise issue and they said they will also replace the tail light. I have 50,000 miles on mine so i just made it within the 60000 mile warranty.
So I got the tail light replaced, all was well. Then it snows, and i discover water in the same tail light they replaced! So now I have to bring it back.
Did they Fix the Sunroof Noise and do you know HOW?
Presume THIS is a Flutter heard with FAN On HI or just one-notch lower. Thought to be HVAC connected but I heard it with JUST the Fan on HI.

Thanks for any feedback.
 

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I think you just have to purchase a new tail light. Yea, its only covered under the 60k warranty. I got lucky, mine happened at 50k.
 

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I know this is an old thread but I just hit this issue with my 2015 Optima SX Turbo. Taking it to a dealer on Friday, dealer says it should be covered by warranty. I am the 2nd owner of the car but thanks to Kia being good about transferring warranty to 2nd owners, I am covered.
The obvious question is if the the driver side light is set up to have this same problem, I don't see why it wouldn't be an issue on both sides. But every reference to this problem is on the passenger side. Anyone have this issue on the driver side or asked the dealer about it happening on the driver side? I plan to ask about that on Friday. What I'm wondering is if there is something I can do to shore up the weather seal at the problem area myself.
 
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