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2017 Kia Sportage recall notice #4955044
12/18/18 12:26 PM
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Bellevue, WA
SlavaB Offline OP
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Just wanted to share with the community.
Do you guys think they really wanna prevent it or the problem is there and they're trying to fix it adhoc?

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17 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L FWD / Mobil1 EP 5w30 + M1-104A
15 MB GLA250 4Matic / Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40 + Hengst E818H D238
Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955053
12/18/18 12:35 PM
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Interesting. I wonder how a software update protects against excessive connecting rod bearing damage? Is it some kind of warning system? Power reduction/management?


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955054
12/18/18 12:37 PM
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All they're doing is changing the frequency range the knock sensors are listening for. My guess is, if they can catch the sound of rod bearings failing early enough then they have an excuse to say "oh, instead of a long block we're just going to replace the crankshaft\bearinga from now on".

It won't hurt getting the software update, but don't expect it to save your engine.


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955135
12/18/18 01:50 PM
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The lifetime warranty part of the letter caught my attention. Nice bit of insurance there.


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955178
12/18/18 02:22 PM
12/18/18 02:22 PM
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Member, Robster had pm'd me about this...

Thanks for posting. I'll keep an eye out for this. I don't know of any difference between the '17 and '18.

Last edited by wemay; 12/18/18 02:23 PM.

18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
Now: VAL Syn 5w20 / OEM 26300-35504
Next: NAPA Semi-Syn 5w20 / same

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
Now: PP 5w30 / WIX 51334
Next: QSUD 5w30 / Same
Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: wemay] #4955215
12/18/18 03:01 PM
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Bellevue, WA
SlavaB Offline OP
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It says "all 16-18 sportages"
When I went to a dealer's service schedule and selected my car, this recall was a separate suggestion for it right away.

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17 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L FWD / Mobil1 EP 5w30 + M1-104A
15 MB GLA250 4Matic / Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40 + Hengst E818H D238
Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955241
12/18/18 03:25 PM
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Thanks again. I'll be looking for the letter in the mail. But so far, not on the list according to the NHTSA recall tool or KIA...

Here are the tools for anyone else interested:
https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?gclid...nbNdiRoCdQoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#vin
https://www.kia.com/us/en/content/owners/safety-recall



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Last edited by wemay; 12/18/18 03:37 PM.

18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
Now: VAL Syn 5w20 / OEM 26300-35504
Next: NAPA Semi-Syn 5w20 / same

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
Now: PP 5w30 / WIX 51334
Next: QSUD 5w30 / Same
Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: wemay] #4955258
12/18/18 03:44 PM
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Bellevue, WA
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yeah actually there's nothing on those websites for my car as well.
I think it's due to a fact they do it as an "improvement", not recall


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15 MB GLA250 4Matic / Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40 + Hengst E818H D238
Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955295
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I had something similar years ago with my Subaru. Just take the vehicle in for the software update.

Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955305
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Do they not use that 2.4 engine in other vehicles?


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: PimTac] #4955352
12/18/18 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Do they not use that 2.4 engine in other vehicles?


I had one in my 2017 Sonata. While I am a fan of Hyundai and think they offer a good value for the money, these repeated engine problems are concerning. Heads at corporate definitely need to be rolling. We all know about the previous generation Sonata's that had boatloads of failed engines due to improper de-burring of the block during manufacturing, or at least that's what the excuse was.


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955490
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Do they use a powder metal fractured rod? If so, less timing at lower RPM is know to help them live a longer life. Long enough to get out of 10 year/100,000? Is that still the Hyundai warranty? My bad, Kia!

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955593
12/18/18 11:15 PM
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This is an extension of the recall/extended warranty notice for all the other Hyundai/KIA products with the 2.4 or 2.0T engine failure

IIRC all 2017 and earlier engines, no matter the vehicle, are possible time bombs

The 1.6/2.0 N/A engines in the smaller cars also fail, but much less often


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955596
12/18/18 11:21 PM
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The reasoning makes no sense. The fail years and 30 oil changes after manufacturing. The debris should be long gone. My step son’s Hyundai 2.0t had the first recall years ago with the new orange dipstick. Said should be ok. A few months back the motor just stopped on the way home. 105k miles or so. Checked oil, full of metal dust. New motor free from the dealer. It took 4 months and had a free rental the whole time.


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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage recall notice [Re: SlavaB] #4955700
12/19/18 06:33 AM
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We're at 147K on the Santa Fe, so hopefully out of the woods. I will keep the oci to severe on the KIA. Someone slap me for considering 20 on M1AP. Although i do feel this is more precautionary than anything else.


18 KIA Sportage 2.4 AWD
Now: VAL Syn 5w20 / OEM 26300-35504
Next: NAPA Semi-Syn 5w20 / same

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
Now: PP 5w30 / WIX 51334
Next: QSUD 5w30 / Same
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