That's quite a bit of liability they are taking on by making that statement. Did you get it in writing or was it verbal? You may want to call KIA corporate to get clarification.Ours is affected by the recall, but the dealer said no problem driving it, they’ll just let us know when the part comes in...makes me a little scared though
Speaking of the Toyota scandal this is a good take actually - Revisionist History: Blame Game on Apple Podcasts if you folks haven't listened to it yet. Mass Hysteria is a very interesting and real phenomenon.Loaner vehicle and yes, not safe to drive. If you are in the recall, I would take it immediately to a dealer. I imagine there is going to be a backlog of part orders and you’ll want to get on the list ASAP. Not only is there the toxicity of fuel vapor but there is a chance of fire or detonation depending on what the fuel comes in contact with. I think Kia did the right thing by placing the stop sale order until they could sort things out. It definitely impacts their bottom line by forcing buyers to wait or look elsewhere but it was the right thing to do for consumers and customers. Thinking back to the Toyota acceleration scandal they didn’t have nearly as robust a response. Yeah it sucks but glad to get this sorted now rather than getting stuck or worse in a couple months.
Don’t bank on it. I’m very unimpressed with their service.Just verbal. I’ve got a call in to Kia corporate who said they would call me back....
Standard runaround. UnfortunatelyJust got an update from the dealer on whether we could have a rental(we’re affected by the recall)
unfortunately the recall has not been released, we have no other information regarding this, I would advise you to reach out to Kia since they released the info to you and maybe they can assist you further, I wish I could help you further..”
You are one lucky man!After raising a big stink, it looks like we are in line to get our part tomorrow (hopefully). It took most of yesterday interfacing between our dealership and Kia corporate to move the needle. We went as far as going down the path to get our money back towards a new car because the timelines were going to impact our travel plans. I will say that Kia, being caught on their back foot, has seemingly managed this the best they can; offering rental or buyback options for our extenuating circumstances. But ultimately, it seems they have managed to find a part somewhere / somehow to fix our car.
I would like to shoutout to Ted at Kia of Lancaster, PA for really pushing Kia Corporate to do the right thing. Hopefully another couple of days and this will all be in the rearview mirror (for us).