Rodents Chew Kia's Soy Wiring
Rodents just can't resist the soy-derived wire coatings used in Kia vehicles. The chewed up wires are costing owners hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs. However, this isn't a Kia-only problem.Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Kia's Soy Wiring"
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What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- engine runs roughly in the 2017 Forte
- taillight not sealed properly in the 2017 Forte
- loss of power while driving in the 2016 Forte
- brake lights not working in the 2017 Forte
- gas door stuck shut, can't fuel up in the 2017 Forte
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2015–2020) Forte Key Numbers
A Hyundai and Kia engine lawsuit alleges several models are equipped with defective gasoline direct injection (GDI) and multipoint fuel injection (MPI) engines which may catch fire.
The relief plunger in the 2017-2018 Forte's oil pump can get clogged and needs to be fixed.
And here I was thinking plungers were for removing clogs. In this case, foreign particulates can slip their way past the oil filter and stick onto the plunger's sharp edge, causing reduced oil pressure and engine lubrication that can cause irreversible damage if left untreated.…keep reading article "Kia Recalls 2017-2018 Forte to Fix Oil Pump Plunger Clogs"
One Kia owner has had enough of gnawed wires leading to dashboard warning lights and multiple calls to the insurance company.
Tsvetelin Tsonev filed a class-action lawsuit because his 2015 Soul is being used like a chew toy.
The plaintiff says he leased a 2015 Kia Soul in April 2015 that has allegedly been damaged three times because the automaker keeps replacing soy-based wiring with more soy wiring, inviting more critters to snacktime.
OK, so it turns out rodents don’t really snack on the coating, but they do love chewing on it and making nests out of it.
And if you’re wondering just how much damage a rodent could do, brace yourself.…keep reading article "Soy Wires are Still Being Chewed Up. Maybe Kia Should Stop Advertising with Rodents."
Another day, another manufacturer getting sued for using soy-based wire coating.
Plaintiff Campbell claims her 2014 Kia Optima was damaged in December 2016 when rodents chewed the wire harness and wiring. Campbell asked Kia to cover the repairs under warranty but after allegedly making her wait almost a month with the Kia Optima sitting at the dealership, Kia denied her claim for coverage.
The lawsuit covers owners or lessees in California, Texas, and NJ with most of the 2012-2017 Kia lineup.keep reading article "Kia Sued for Using A Soy-Based Wire Coating"