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Could care less about the car now just bought a new white 2020 gt awd stinger lol. Car's just gonna sit there now basically
 

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One issue has been unshielded wiring in the harness that picked up electrical noise that would cause the software in the ECU to think it detected rod knock. There is an improved wiring harness as I understand it that fixes that issue. Not everybody will experience this, depending on how their wiring harness was made. I'm still on my original one and have had no issues, even with the free replacement engine. Sometimes the knock sensor itself goes bad and results in a similar thing. Either way, the dealer will likely fix this for free under the recall.
I recently had all the recalls done at once with the exception of getting the engine replaced. They ran their "tests" and deemed the engine to be okay. They also installed a new harness, knock sensor, and a larger oil line feed to the turbo. Does anyone know where this "knock sensor" is??? my dash looks the same...:confused:

I have 2012 Optima SX with only 28,000 miles. I'm hoping they still cover me if I ever make it up to 65, 75,000 miles...:rolleyes:
 

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I recently had all the recalls done at once with the exception of getting the engine replaced. They ran their "tests" and deemed the engine to be okay. They also installed a new harness, knock sensor, and a larger oil line feed to the turbo. Does anyone know where this "knock sensor" is??? my dash looks the same...:confused:

I have 2012 Optima SX with only 28,000 miles. I'm hoping they still cover me if I ever make it up to 65, 75,000 miles...:rolleyes:
I did the same exact thing. 3 months later my engine was toast. They replaced it per the recall at nearly 100k miles....

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I have 2012 Optima SX with only 28,000 miles. I'm hoping they still cover me if I ever make it up to 65, 75,000 miles...:rolleyes:
Engine has a Lifetime Warranty, also covers the replacement engine, and for all owners for what they call the "debris" issue, so no worries. It's just and annoyance, inconvenience.
 

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So they are charging me $369 for the recommended LONG kit as it is recommended to replace this when the engine is being replaced.
I guess I can’t complain as I am getting a whole new engine, one would think if it recommended it should be replaced at no cost as well.
 

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Ask why there is a $369 charge and find out what it's for.
Zero is replacement cost unless they change something that doesn't come with the replacement engine, e.g. serpentine belt, pulleys,or something they find worn. If the car was fine when going in, change nothing, zero cost, even oil, anti freeze etc is all covered.
 

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So now I’m back in the waiting room at the deal. Driving to drop my kids off my engine started over heating. Stopped got coolant and popped the hood too see the reservoir empty. Filled it up and still has been overheating.
 
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