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Was traveling and the car slowed down with engine light flashing. The P1326 code was found:
The KSDS detects vibrations indicating the onset of excessive connecting rod bearing wear. It is
designed to alert the driver at an early stage of bearing wear before the occurrence of severe engine
damage, including engine failure. If vibrations caused by bearing wear start to occur, the Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (MIL) will blink continuously, and the vehicle will be placed in Limp Home Mode. This
will reduce further damage to the engine and ensure that the vehicle occupants are not exposed to the
risk of a more severe engine failure. At that time, Diagnostic Trouble Code (“DTC”) P1326, specific to
the KSDS, will be recorded in the ECU. The vehicle can continue to be operated for a limited time in
Limp Home Mode, but it will accelerate slowly and have a reduced maximum speed. Also, engine RPMs
will be limited to approximately 1800-2000 RPM.
Taking the car to a Kia dealer. Anyone have any idea on what to expect?
 

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Welcome to the group. Hopefully it's not false code, but a friend of mine drove the car @ 200 miles home in limp mode, to dealer, picked up the car a week later, new engine.
Good luck and Kia is pretty easy with engine replacement so you'll be good to go in a couple weeks.
They'll also pay for a rental.
 

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So as it turned out the problem was a faulty wiring harness!
But it took two days to get the part, so I was stuck in Fort Walton Beach for that time AND I had to leave it there!
Got it back this past Thursday. My daughter started driving it home today got 3 hours east of Mobile, Al on I-10 and the same dang thing happened!

going to rescue the car in the morning to take it to Leesburg, Fl (30 minutes from my home) straight to another Kia dealer.
Also got I formed that the car WILL one day have catastrophic failure and will be replaced.
 

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Well!!! 4 days after picking the car up my daughter started to drive it from Mobile, Al to central Florida, drive about 250 on I-10 when the same dang thing happened!
So my Dad, myself, and a friend with a trailer left Mobile at 6:15am on a Tuesday and dropped the car off at Kia in Leesburg, Fl then back to Mobile by 10:45pm!
Got a call the next day saying they will be replacing the motor (Wednesday).
On Saturday they called at 9:45am and said it was done! Picked the car up at 2:30! Had a few other things that I can’t do fixed as well. Next is brakes in my garage, already ordered.
Hopefully this saga is over, because I love my car.


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With all the wasted time and aggravation, you seem to be taking the experience quite well.
Hopefully the worst is over and the love continues.

If familiar with the brake system on these cars, no need reading, but I've found over the last decade the Kia system leaves a lot to be desired, especially with high mileage. The sliders freeze in the brackets, caliper piston freeze in their bore, so after some hit and miss on the 2.0T, last year ordered all new aluminum calipers along with associated brackets and hardware, and finally received a repreive and haven't needed to touch the system since, but we do put a lot of mileage on the car.
 
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