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Poll - Stinger Owner Initial Quality

Have You Noticed any Quality Issues and if so From which Category(ies)?

  • Yes - Exterior Fit and Finish

    Votes: 79 16.5%
  • Yes - Interior Fit and Finish

    Votes: 35 7.3%
  • Yes - Squeaks and/or Rattles

    Votes: 149 31.2%
  • Yes - Noise Vibration Harshness

    Votes: 38 7.9%
  • Yes - Electrical

    Votes: 21 4.4%
  • Yes - Mechanical

    Votes: 26 5.4%
  • Yes - Technology

    Votes: 60 12.6%
  • Yes - Other

    Votes: 27 5.6%
  • No - Car is perfect!

    Votes: 211 44.1%

  • Total voters
    478

MerlintheMad

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My goodness such horror stories...

How does one check the roof seals or trunk seals to make sure they don't fall apart? Now I am very paranoid to say the least lmfao!!
Nobody has said anything about hatch, roof or door seals "falling apart".
 

MerlintheMad

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Nobody has said anything about hatch, roof or door seals "falling apart".
That's what I am saying? What's this about seals falling apart? The hatch, roof and door seals are all the same material. What are you talking about?

I think you're calling latches seals? I didn't see any connection but now I do, if that explains the confusion.
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monusa

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May need to clarify.......I am referring to the "body-colored" strips that run the length of the roof line just above the doors.......these were replaced by dealer when i showed how "crappy" they looked over time......
 
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gidrow

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Owned the car now for 7.5 mths but do not have a lot of drive time, under 2k miles, My only gripe is a few squeaks and rattles that spoil perfection, the rear hatch rattle in particular is annoying.
 

westcoastGT

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Owned the car now for 7.5 mths but do not have a lot of drive time, under 2k miles, My only gripe is a few squeaks and rattles that spoil perfection, the rear hatch rattle in particular is annoying.
easy fix , lots of us had it , search hatch rattle
 

rocket23

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3rd recall......s'posed to prevent a fire...
 

MerlintheMad

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3rd recall......s'posed to prevent a fire...
If it's the one I'm thinking, it's actually really minor, they just move a wiring box


My Honda Fit has had 5 recalls for the record :/
I thought that all this one was for, is to put some yellow stickers inside this lid thingy. :p
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vipeboy2000

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If it's the one I'm thinking, it's actually really minor, they just move a wiring box


My Honda Fit has had 5 recalls for the record :/
yea.. our suburban had 10 recalls... our 525 had 4 our subaru legacy had 3 and our 540 had 2..
 

rocket23

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I thought that all this one was for, is to put some yellow stickers inside this lid thingy. :p
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No they actually had to order a new fuse box from what I was told.......scheduled the appt weeks in advance. So they could order the part.
 

MerlintheMad

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No they actually had to order a new fuse box from what I was told.......scheduled the appt weeks in advance. So they could order the part.
I knew that my joke would get somebody; but I didn't think it would be you. Hah! :rofl:
 

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yea.. our suburban had 10 recalls... our 525 had 4 our subaru legacy had 3 and our 540 had 2..
10?! I mean everyone gets the airbag recalls, that's unfortunately normal

I thought my 5 was bad, considering my Fit is a 2013. 4 of them were airbags, the most recent (and still waiting) is the front axles (known issue with 2nd gens, I thought it was something I was just going to have to pay for but apparently not heh)
 

WRXtoStingerGT

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I think recalls are fine. All manufacturers have them. They're free and make the vehicle safer for the driver. My issue is with consistent defective products that require multiple visits to the dealership for warranty repairs for the same problem.
 
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CeeDaRula

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I get hard downshifts when slowing down at around 15 or as low as 3 mph after the transmission has warmed up feels like I tapped real quick on the brakes hard doesn't matter if it's sport, comfort, Eco or Smart mode. Have to look in the rear view mirror when in stop and go traffic as the car will do that downshift and my brake lights will not light up (all 5 of them:)) and they won't notice I'm stopping. Does Kia have a TSB for this?
 

MerlintheMad

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I get hard downshifts when slowing down at around 15 or as low as 3 mph after the transmission has warmed up feels like I tapped real quick on the brakes hard doesn't matter if it's sport, comfort, Eco or Smart mode. Have to look in the rear view mirror when in stop and go traffic as the car will do that downshift and my brake lights will not light up (all 5 of them:)) and they won't notice I'm stopping. Does Kia have a TSB for this?
They do. It is called the transmission logic reflash. I've been asked if I want it done a bunch of times, but I say no, because "it ain't broke".
 
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