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Issue Number SA333 - 2018 Check Automatic Transmission Fluid Warmer Connector

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger TSB Discussion' started by Kia Stinger, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Clearly Canadian

    Clearly Canadian Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    At the Acura dealership I go to for my other vehicle they look it up every time it’s brought in for a service of any kind. When I pay they tell me my TSB / recall status.
     
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  2. GregM

    GregM United States Member

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    So if they don't look for TSB what do they do?
    An oil change and hand the bill to the client?
    The ONLY reason to maintain a car at a dealership is for them to check and fix any existing TSB and perform any necessary updates recommended by the manufacturer. Otherwise there is zero reasons to even go to a dealership for maintenance.
     
  3. Hung tran

    Hung tran United States Active Member

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    If you don't let them know the concern and your in for and oil change then they would not know.
     
  4. GregM

    GregM United States Member

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    Thank you for reminding everybody why dealerships are useless.
    When a customer shows up for scheduled maintenance, the dealership service department should not only perform the maintenance but also check TSB's and fix if necessary without customer input.
    I can look up TSB's myself and so can the members of this forum.
    Now how is the random customer with no automotive related knowledge supposed to know?
     
  5. Hung tran

    Hung tran United States Active Member

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    If there in for a concern related to the TSB. A good tech will look for TSB or anutbing related to the concern.
     
  6. GregM

    GregM United States Member

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    Hung, I understand what you're saying but tell me how is the grandma who has no idea what's under the hood of her car supposed to know there is a "TSB" related to this or that?

    Let me give you an example (related to the SA333 actually):
    If the ATF fluid starts leaking, it can spill on hot parts of the engine and catch fire.
    Grandma has bought a brand new Stinger and takes it in for service.
    No one at the dealership checks if there are any existing TSB and grandma doesn't' even know what a TSB is.
    She leaves the dealership after service and her car catches on fire and she had no "concern" to share with the service department since the car was not displaying any particular signs of imminent failure.
    See the issue with this passive attitude you're describing?
     
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  7. Hung tran

    Hung tran United States Active Member

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    I understand were your coming from. As a tech we cant do any repair to the TSB unless there is a line in the work order. Yes we check everything and if we see there is no leak or anything out of line. There is nothing we can do. There is so much we can do on our end.
     
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  8. A Member Who Left

    A Member Who Left United States Active Member

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    Every dealer I’ve gone to......Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Subaru mainly......always look up any open issues, from TSBs to recalls. That IS their job as service MANAGERS. The techs will do what they are instructed. Why Kia cannot seem to connect these dots is beyond me. Hyundai has done extremely well for me.
     
  9. Luminary

    Luminary United States Active Member Staff Member Moderator Sustaining Member +

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    My experience with KIA (7 total KIA's over the years) when I take my cars in have always been positive. Previously with my Optima, the Rio and now my Stinger, when I drop it off for service, the first thing the Service manager does is looks up for any open orders. I have never had to ask them to do it.
     
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  10. Hung tran

    Hung tran United States Active Member

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    If there is a recall under the vin. They do a vin check in the system for and open recall.
     
  11. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

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    Of course, the "techs" don't check for TSBs - that's not their job. The car should be checked for TSBs BEFORE it lands in the hands of the technicians working on the car...
     
  12. Hung tran

    Hung tran United States Active Member

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    TSB is not consider a recall
     
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  13. KEJ

    KEJ United States Newish Member

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    I just received the gift card too, except I haven't taken my car in for service yet. I do have the hatch rattle and intend to have it checked at my oil change. Are they sending these to early VINs?
     
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  14. Hung tran

    Hung tran United States Active Member

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    Id dont know. We have had some come in and dont have a recall on it but there is also a TSB for it.
     
  15. A Member Who Left

    A Member Who Left United States Active Member

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    Wow, that IS strange if you've not been in for service or back to the dealer yet. Mine was built in November I think but would hace to check.
     
  16. KEJ

    KEJ United States Newish Member

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    The only other thing I can think of is I called the Stinger VIP line to correct the spelling of my name.
     
  17. dudpete

    dudpete United States Newish Member

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    My new Stinger 2.0T Premium is headed back to the dealer on a flat-bed tow truck. I suspect it might be related to this thread. Drove it almost 2,000 miles, but in the last few days has started running poorly. Gas mileage dropped way down and today would barely run and got the check engine light with message "possible engine control system malfunction". Waiting to hear back from the dealer. They fixed my hatch rattle, but it seems to be coming back. Otherwise, I love the car.
     
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  18. A Member Who Left

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    Sorry to hear of your troubles but do keep us posted with the diagnosis and outcome. Hopefully all will be well. Best of luck to you.
     
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  19. dudpete

    dudpete United States Newish Member

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    Thanks. As soon as I know what's up I will post it here.
     
  20. A Member Who Left

    A Member Who Left United States Active Member

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    Hey dudpete........how’s the car??
     
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