What if I didn’t go in for the recalls? Am I disqualified from the coverage?Yes - all owners of '11-'14 lifetime ownership on engine proper, see attached for details. Doesn't cover anything other than engine, no external accessories, waterpumps, turbos, radiators, etc, etc.
Thanks, its at the dealer now waiting for diagnosis. It has 130k miles and was bought used. Fingers crossed.I don't think it would matter because lack of getting the recall work done doesn't cause the P1326, it may cause the engine to seize which is the purpose of one of the recalls (to attempt to prevent it via software updates). So if it has that code and runs, I'd take it to dealer to see what happens. Luck.
They just called me. Shockingly, he said it’s going to be replaced under warranty. I just went along with it and didn’t bother asking what the problem was. He said it might take around 2 weeks. Very relieved and happy with Kia at this time. Will update if anything changes.Well, if you didn't take it in for the recalls, you wouldn't get a P1326, and the reason for the recall is so that
it gives the operator enough time to get to a dealer and not cause catastrophic damage to the engine.
Keep your fingers crossed as the stealerships/Kia are not as liberal as they were in the beginning
of the campaign.
Owners of these vehicles will get a lifetime extended warranty on the affected components for damage related to this condition. This warranty will go into effect upon of the Knock Sensor Detection System software update. Loaner vehicles may be available for owners while their vehicles are being repaired under this warranty. If a loaner vehicle is not available, the manufacturer may reimburse up to $40 per day for transportation expenses.
That’s great news to hear!They just called me. Shockingly, he said it’s going to be replaced under warranty. I just went along with it and didn’t bother asking what the problem was. He said it might take around 2 weeks. Very relieved and happy with Kia at this time. Will update if anything changes.