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    Kia refused my repair voided warranty

    Well got word and I've been back and forth all day . Kia denied my warranty based on modification to the engine . Even though it went to them in full stock form minus some factory spec screws . I've noticed a new long list of every Kia being denied fixes for a bunch of reasons . My dealer was back and forth with them as they kept asking questions and telling them to check this and that . Then just an email saying since no definite cause of failure that it was void do to modification of motor . Wtf ?!?! $11.000 worth of damage so if they don't fix it I'll be in court but if they do . I have to say at this point from every issue I had getting Kia to fix some major issues under warranty with out me having to call makes me want to run back to VW and ford

    Also have to add I know it was a blown head gasket . But the dealer wants to replace the motor and turbo . That's BS .
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    You didn't expect them to fix it without a fight did you? Like my lawyer told me "they know you will spend more in attorney fees and loss of work being in court then it will cost to fix the car yourself and most people will just walk away". Even if you walk away from Kia they still win but then again you play you pay. This was my first and my last Kia and when the car goes back together it will be how I want or bone stock and sold and
    KIA CORPORATE can KISS MY @$$ from here out.

    There are a few things that have my attention on keeping the Koup, first is everyday going to and from work think of a car you would like to have and count how many are on the road. In 2 years I have seen 2 F5 sx and 3 Koup sx and one of which is in another state.

    If your going to spend the money to fix it at least make it something you would want to keep. Check around at local performance shops there are quite a few that specialize in certain areas and will partially sponsor or even fully sponsor which helps with the cost a lot.
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    I hear this same thing going on over and over. I've had my own issues with warranty work. If I had known the warranty wad going to be such an issue I would have bought a used wrx instead.
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    Sorry to hear that, and I would really love to know how they knew you were modded if you sent it in under stock form.

    And according to them there was no definite cause of the head gasket going? How do they come to that conclusion?

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    These stories make me sick. I would also love to hear how they knew it was modified.

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    If you don't want to keep it, $3000 for a used engine and sell, sell, sell. Or since yours is still intact, pull it apart, check it over thoroughly re-gasket and trade it in.
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    The tech said missing screw on air box and original vac hose replaced . The dealer is still trying to get them to warranty it and I contacted the vice prez of Kia from what the veloster guys told me this is the way to go . But it's a one time deal if it works . So like just playingwithmymind said it will become a low rider to and from work . I'm planning to go back to VW and a Nissan project , Kia has done nothing but fight what they could have just gave into and improved their customer base . I've read horror stories all over the net about each model and motors blowing then Kia denied them for any reason . for 11k I could buy a gti rather than a motor . So the plan is they fuck me I get a motor from Canada . Pay off half the car and trade out .
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    All the manufacturers seem to be cracking down on mods. It's been a war in the VW world with tuners trying to hide tunes from dealer techs and VW putting out software and tools that can find them. Bring it in for a free oil change and they happen to check? You've got a flag on your record and they're likely to deny anything engine related from then on.

    Sucks bro. Kia does seem to be earning their reputation in particular for denying claims.
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    With this war of tuner vs dealer . Makes you think just buy SUVs from them to never mod and buy a used tuner car straight from Japan to mod . For the amount of money we spend on evo wrx Kia and Hyundai turbo cars and any other they should see a few 100k in repairs a a small drop in the pot to the billions they make selling these cars. Seems the reason ford is doing soo well now is their factory Motorsport program if it still exist . You can go to your local fird Motorsport dealer and have factory approved parts bought and installed on your ride . Subaru Nissan Toyota Japan still sells aftermarket parts . In America just the aftermarket equipt cars are sold and not to be touched like the sti "edition " we all forget sti is the performance factory aftermarket supplier for Subaru . MOBIS for Hyundai but funny . Strap a MOBIS performance suspension to your ex and guess what . Warranty VOID . It's lik setting out sugar and expecting the ants to eat it . Then setting them on fire with a magnifying glass ;( smdh
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    I know you've said this before Caezar but what year and approximate mileage are you at?

    I think contacting the VP or a higher up is a solid plan. My theory is always if you know there's going to be a fight be the first to throw a punch and throw it hard.

    I know ford still sells some aftermarket parts and as far as I know Toyota has TRD. I love when manufacturers sell stuff like that that still retains your warranty. Even at a big markup.

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