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Hot transmission tunnel

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by Dick Dastardly, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly United Kingdom New Member

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    Hi, Just running in my car (500 miles) but I have noticed the central transmission tunnel gets quite hot.
    Keys left in the cupholder can get very warm.
    Has anyone else noticed this, or is it to be expected with RWD?
    Cheers,
     
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  2. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    May I refer you to here?:
    Stinger cabin temperature

    ...there's discussion there about high cabin temperature and maybe this has something to do with that...
     
  3. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly United Kingdom New Member

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    Thanks for the link Sal. It could be the same issue. Will check the footwell area tomorrow but this is noticeable on the transmission tunnel.
    On the way home my iphone which was on the remote charge pad shut down because it got too hot (not charging though as is not compatible). I think this happens with iPhones at around 30 degrees, cabin temp was at 21 degrees.
    Could certainly be caused by poor insulation.
     
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  4. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    You're the second person to bring up an issue with excessive heat in the cabin - so it's definitely something we all need to be aware of. I bet we'll hear a lot of complaints come Summertime...
     
  5. iclicku

    iclicku United States Active Member

    I live in the chilly PNW and have yet to experience any cabin heat issues.
     
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  6. Merkur720

    Merkur720 United States Active Member

    Our Australian friends are in the midst of summer... hoping we hear more if others are seeing this.
     
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  7. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly United Kingdom New Member

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    Ok, got a message back from my dealer, excellent customer service.
    They think this is to be expected as the catalytic converters run in the tunnel. I had been giving the car some beans so maybe hard running exacerbates the issue?
    They have offered to check the car if it becomes a concern. More to follow I am sure.
     
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  8. Gdank

    Gdank United Kingdom Member

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    My Lexus was like driving a radiator next to my leg .... on very low my drives I could swear my leg had sun burn! :D
     
  9. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    True. It'll be hot here on this side of the world in a few months...

    Hmm. Well. Hopefully that's the issue. Still, I think you'd have to be driving it pretty darn hard to get an unusual amount of heat inside the car. Time will tell...

    Which Lexus was this?
     
  10. Gdank

    Gdank United Kingdom Member

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    Lexus IS 250 - 2008
     
  11. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    Nice car. I never heard anyone say it had interior heat issues...
     
  12. Waynerm002

    Waynerm002 United States Active Member

    Curious to hear how this pans out.
     
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  13. Andrew

    Andrew Canada New Member

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    I had the same hot temperature on the cup holder and cell phone wireless charging station when I was driving for more than 1hr at 110km/h. I will ask to dealer to check the area under the car.
     
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  14. AnyVare

    AnyVare United States Active Member

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    Wow, I bet this becomes a very serious issue and likely a recall. I mean....NO car should get hot enough to burn someone.
     
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  15. Gdank

    Gdank United Kingdom Member

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    No one has said it’s that level .... just warmer than expected.
     
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  16. Merkur720

    Merkur720 United States Active Member

    I would think all this would have been exposed with all the hard driving (testing/media events) on the Nürburgring. No one likely will drive it as hard as it was driven there...
     
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  17. Chris

    Chris United States Active Member

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    Except the first guy from OZ did say it got hot enough to burn him....
     
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  18. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome aboard, @Andrew! Thank you for signing up! Thank you for letting us know about this! As time rolls on, we hear more and more about this interior heat issue. Just wait until July in the southern United States and Mexico...

    Yes - you can't be expected to read every post around here :p but there is one gentleman who's actually been burned... :eek:
     
  19. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly United Kingdom New Member

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    Except here we are discussing this issue. Do you think I am making it up?
    Only through real world feedback will these issues be discovered.
    Getting out of a car after driving at 100mph for 30 minutes around The Ring in a race suit and wearing a helmet is not testing if your iPhone gets too hot.
     
  20. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    I think he's just surprised that we aren't hearing more about this yet...
     
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