PicStart. that is a very cynical way of looking at it. I doubt that any auto manufacturer is trying to hold back inovation. If you think Kia is, then they are not going to be around as a manufacturer in 10-15 years as makets change and so does demand.
Riz. you say that you were told it would not get fixed. WHO SAID THAT? was it the dealership that you went to, or was it a letter from Kia? You don't have any real information like where you are located. You said that it was a 6month old Niro that you bought in March of 2018. That would mean that it was a 2017 model or one of the first 2018 to hit any lot, and I gather that you purchased a used vehicle. As they have fixed it twice as you said under warranty, then I don't see how or why they would suddenly stop. It sounds more like if you are going back to the same dealership each time to get it fixed, that Kia has told the dealer they they will not pay as obviosly they are not doing the correct repair on the car and Kia is likely holding the dealership responsible. That is different than them telling you that they will not fix it. The dealer desn't want the hassle and the cost so they are trying to convince you that you will have to pay. I would contact Kia directly and launch a complaint.
2018 Niro EX - Ocean Blue
GTA - Canada.