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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2018, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Rear lower control arm recall

Took my 18 PHEV to have this done Friday. They called later in the day to tell me their car alignment device was not set up for the Niro and they would not be able to add it until sometime next week. They gave me a much lower level HEV Niro to drive. My impressions in another post.
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I hadn't heard about this recall before now. Do you have any additional information about it that you can share?
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My Kia acount is showing 0 active recalls on my 2018 PHEV.


Are you sure it was a recall, and not just a part that happened to go bad on your car?

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Yes, recall, see attached.
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Weird. My UVO account for my 2018 PHEV says this, so I wonder if it's something that already got fixed mid-model-year:




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FWIW, my Niro PHEV has been at the dealer all week still awaiting front end alignment. This is worse than Tesla service.
I will sell it for $30k USD. Top model, PHEV, every option. Not a scratch or dent on it. Silver/gray ventilated seats. 3300 miles. Getting an I-Pace.
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My Niro account and the NHTSA site are both showing zero recalls for my Niro PHEV. I've only had the car for about a month, so maybe the recall applies only to cars manufactured before a certain date? Does anyone know how to determine the date of manufacture for one of these cars? Is it encoded in the VIN perhaps? Years and years ago, you could look at the raised lettering on the taillight lens (at least for USA cars) and identify the month and year of manufacture. I haven't actually checked my Niro for this, because I doubt that this is still a reliable approach, but maybe I should.


cookrd1 - sorry to hear that you've fallen out of love with your Niro. I'm still loving mine (a little bit more each time I drive it). I hope it's not just because you are PO'd at the local dealer's incompetence in the service bay, although I can imagine that would be an important factor for anyone at some point. The I-Pace sounds cool, but it would definitely bust my budget. Also, while I haven't looked into this question in a really long time, the last I heard was that Jag had deplorable reliability ratings. You might want to wait and see what comes out for 2019 offerings from some of the competition. Toyota's been keeping mum about their 2019 Rav4 but I was considering holding off on my Niro on the hope that they might have a 2019 Rav4 with a plug-in option. If they had said they were going to do that at a competitive price, I probably would have gone that route. But I do love my Niro.

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I hadn't heard about this recall before now. Do you have any additional information about it that you can share?

It is not a "recall." It is a TSB and yes it does apply to 2018 PHEVs. An honest KIA dealer will inform it to you if you ask.

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