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Hey everyone, does anyone know if this generation of Optima is still reliable after the motor recall? I had my engine for free under the P1326 recall back in 2018 at about 120,000 km. The cars at just a little over 200,000 km now so approx 80,000 km on the new motor. My local Kia says that they will not replace the motor again even if the problem is caused by the recall. I was under the impression that the motor would have lifetime warranty now if the motor ever seizes up again due to the same problem. Now I'm not sure that they would even cover it. I love the car and want to keep it around still, but I wonder if the new motor still has chances of seizing due to the same rod bearing issue. I'm from Canada btw, car has a few mods. Anyways, sorry for the rant, just want an expert opinion! Were you affected by the recall? Have you had to get your motor replaced more than once? Is your new motor covered under lifetime warranty?