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Quality problems

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by James Hamilton, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    Hi from Australia.
    Had my GT for about 6mths now and to be honest it's not what I expected. I love driving the Stinger - it goes great but build quality has been a major let down. I've come from prev owning euros and Lexus. I have trim pieces fall off/come loose, rattles from drivers door, trunk and now centre console. Been back to dealer 3 times who fix things but they keep coming back. Now to make things worse the diff has developed a troubling whine noise. Dealer says "it's normal"! It wasn't there for the first 9000km. Hopefully things improve.
     
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  2. OliverNuther

    OliverNuther Australia 1000 Posts Club!

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    G’day mate. Welcome to the forums.

    That’s disappointing to hear about your GT.

    Whereabouts are you?
     
  3. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    Sydney, Sutherland
     
  4. Stinger GT SS

    Stinger GT SS Australia 2500 Posts Club!

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    I’ve had mine since Nov.17 with 8,700kms no issues to report.
     
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  5. mldavis2

    mldavis2 United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    7,500 miles here, tight and solid as new.
     
  6. NYLAWBIZ

    NYLAWBIZ United States Stinger Enthusiast

    9,000 miles and no build issues.
     
  7. CaliSting

    CaliSting United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Well at least you didn’t get a bmw. Lol!



    Or a Lexus?







    Or a Mercedes?

     
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  8. robz32

    robz32 United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator Texas Stinger Swarm

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    6900 miles and no interior build issues
     
  9. Dave Miller

    Dave Miller United States Active Member Stinger Dealer

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  10. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    I don't have any at the moment as they have been replaced but will take some when they reappear. In the below CarAdvice article they have had almost the same issues.
     
  11. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    Horror stories! I suppose any out there, will find their way here. We cross our fingers when we pull the trigger, don't we? Hopefully you can eventually get rid of the "lemon" and get one that doesn't sound like it is trying to fall apart. There are always a few cars that don't measure up. I don't believe that your experience is typical of the Stinger population.
     
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  12. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    I hope it isn't typical either but bit of a coincidence that I am having same issues as the CarAdvice vehicle
     
  13. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    When did your first squeaks, rattles and falling off bits start to happen? How far in?
     
  14. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    The trunk one was early on...only done 16000kms so far. The diff issue was about 10000kms
     
  15. Stinger GT SS

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    You know you also have 7 years warranty.
     
  16. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    Are you saying I am going to need every bit if those 7yrs?
     
  17. Stinger GT SS

    Stinger GT SS Australia 2500 Posts Club!

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    No, I’m saying you get 7 years that will cover most if not all issues of the like you have experienced & Kia will fix so you get piece of mind for 7 years.
     
  18. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    They have neglected to "fix" the diff that has become noisy..
     
  19. Stinger GT SS

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    Have they inspected it? What was their response? Ask for a written engineers report.
     
  20. James Hamilton

    James Hamilton Australia Newish Member

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    No. They drove it at last service and said it is common for the diff to develop a whine like mine!
     
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