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My check engine light came on the end of the first week in June on my 2020 optima. I made an service appt and took it in. After doing a diagnostic on the vehicle they informed me that my engine failed. Also currently there is a recall on some of the optima engines except mine.
 

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Actually there aren't any recalls on the 2020 Optima yet, but it's early, so let's wait a while and maybe you'll be joining the last 9 years of crappy engines.
 

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If I would have known about this forum I would have NEVER bought my 2020 KIA Optima. Just appears to be a good car with a junk engine.

Something else about the lawsuit. What if by chance your 2020 really has a leftover engine from 2019 in it? I've seen this happen in other cars over the years working in a parts store.
 

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If I would have known about this forum I would have NEVER bought my 2020 KIA Optima. Just appears to be a good car with a junk engine.
Something else about the lawsuit. What if by chance your 2020 really has a leftover engine from 2019 in it? I've seen this happen in other cars over the years working in a parts store.
Don't think they are left over engines from 2019, just the same engine used in all the years, junk, so don't know why the '20 wasn't included, other than the
settlement was before production began, and here are the facts listed under the 2020 model year:
cylinder block assembly 31113-2GK04

2020KiaOptimaLX, S, Special Edition2.4L L4 - Gas
2020KiaSorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2019KiaOptimaLX, S2.4L L4 - Gas
2019KiaSorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2018KiaSorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2017KiaSorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2016KiaSorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas

cylinder head 22100-2GGB5


2020 Kia OptimaLX, S, Special Edition2.4L L4 - Gas
2020 Kia SorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2019 Kia OptimaLX, S2.4L L4 - Gas
2019 Kia SorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2018 Kia OptimaEX, LX, S2.4L L4 - Gas
2018 Kia SorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2017 Kia OptimaEX, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2017 Kia SorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2016 Kia OptimaEX, LX2.4L L4 - Gas
2016 Kia SorentoL, LX2.4L L4 - Gas

Looks like the 2020 owners should be in for a fun ride.
 

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Talking to a window salesman the other day and he has a friend who bought a new Kia Telluride in 2021. 5k miles and the engine blew up. He said KIA wants to replace the engine with a salvage (Not short block) engine ??? He said the guy is going to sue if they don't put a new engine in it.
 

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Actually there aren't any recalls on the 2020 Optima yet, but it's early, so let's wait a while and maybe you'll be joining the last 9 years of crappy engines.
The service tech informed me that Kia has VIN specific engine issue. Since my problem has occurred with my engine the dealership where my vehicle was had three in the service lot with the same issue when I dropped mine off and acquired four more since one of which the engine blew a hole in the hood.
 

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The service tech informed me that Kia has VIN specific engine issue. Since my problem has occurred with my engine the dealership where my vehicle was had three in the service lot with the same issue when I dropped mine off and acquired four more since one of which the engine blew a hole in the hood.
Just another bunch of BS. Believe that one and I have a bridge to sell you as they've replaced @ million engines in the 2011-2019 Optima, 2012-2019 Sorento,
2011-2019 Sportage, add the Hybrid junk engine problems to the list, and one can see that there is no logic to engine/VIN specific.

Check the NHTSA recalls for 2020 Kia Optima and there are no recalls, but if there was a recall for VIN specific, the recall would be listed but the site would indicate that the recall is for specific units within that model year.
Guess the 2020 owners will be posting quite a bit in the future, and as I said previously, welcome to the group.
 

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My check engine light came on the end of the first week in June on my 2020 optima. I made an service appt and took it in. After doing a diagnostic on the vehicle they informed me that my engine failed. Also currently there is a recall on some of the optima engines except mine.
You shouldn't have much to worry about a 2020 is clearly under warranty
 

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You shouldn't have much to worry about a 2020 is clearly under warranty
.... as long as the odometer doesn't read north of 100k.

This is assuming you are correct in saying your engine is excluded from the Recall VIN List.
 
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