It’s time for another fire-risk recall from the Korean duo! Yet another problem for their infamous decade of vehicles '10-'19 roughly. Skipping immobilizers, undersized wiring (fire), leaking brake fluid (fire), garbage GDI 4-cyl engines (fire), leaking high pressure fuel pumps (fire), trailer wiring defects (fire) and more just weren’t enough. Now another brake fluid leak in the braking system can cause another short and cause a fire.

The “fix” is a fuse replacement. It doesn’t fix the actual leak so it’s a band-aid at best. But also par for the course for the duo.

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    10 months ago

    As someone who got 175,000 miles out of a Hyundai, I will say that the cars are well engineered… but the build quality and materials are lowest bidder F tier, and that means these cars fall apart inside of 6 years.

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    10 months ago

    Looks like theirs about 6 years worth of bad parts on both these companies. Lots of mechanics won’t work on them and telling owners to trade them in and get another brand.

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      10 months ago

      Yeah, newer Kia’s are… Alright I guess? But it used to be so bad that mechanics would joke that “KIA” was short for “Killed In Action” because they’d tow so many in from the sides of highways.

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        10 months ago

        Can confirm called that here as well. My parents owned a 2003. Worst car they owned. Currently, My neighbors 2018 had been in the shop nearly every month this year.

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      10 months ago

      My neighbors have a little Hyundai SUV, it has that 1.6 GDI engine and they say you have to top the oil up every time you put gas in it. A quart every 300 miles. Its not that old, either. They want to get rid of it, but the price of cars has been a bit silly lately.

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    10 months ago

    Weird that it’s just a fuse replacement. I’m not sure that makes sense.

    There was an earlier recall on the auto braking system on some high-end HKG cars (Stinger, g70) where they also just put in a lower rated fuse. So now in an emergency the system will. Blow the fuse instead of work but maybe catch fire? Seems fishy.

    I feel like these companies shouldn’t get away with not fixing the root problem.

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    10 months ago

    American-made Hyundais and Kias are of a different breed indeed, if Korean cars are as 1/10 as unreliable in my country Hyundai/Kia would have their public perception fell through the bottom lol.

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    10 months ago

    (looks at wife’s new Ioniq 5 next to my Corvette) You better fucking not! I love my car more than my children.

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        10 months ago

        Oh no, someone is excited about their toy but made the mistake of trying to be clever about it in public. Let’s try to shame him so we can feel better about ourselves.

        You’re an amazing person with a clever and totally unique comment. Nice going! Here’s a gold star. ⭐

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          10 months ago

          Oh no, someone is excited about their toy but made the mistake of trying to be clever about it in public.

          Honestly, I figured you were being sincere about not loving your children as much as an inanimate object.

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            10 months ago

            I appreciate that.

            My kids tell me they can’t always tell when I’m being sarcastic or not as well. I mean there is that backwards question mark to identify what is and isn’t sarcasm but hell if I know how to type it…!?

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          10 months ago

          How was it clever? The Hyundai is your wife’s car and you were very clear about the Corvette being yours. You do know that if Hyundai recalls cars they made they don’t also take away your Chevrolet product, right? You just shoved your ‘Vette in dry and got mad when we didn’t enjoy it; I hope that’s just restricted to your approach to humour.

          Comedy isn’t for everyone but humility is always a good look. Should try it some time.

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            10 months ago

            I said I tried to be clever which I thought implies I failed. And since it’s a recall on fire and Hyundai is recommending parking these vehicles outside then my car would be at risk of also catching fire. Unless I no longer know how fire works.

            What am I missing?

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              I actually understood the joke, not sure how the above person didn’t lol, I get it why you’re excited, corvettes are pretty badass, definitely one of my favorite looking cars!

              My uncle actually tried to leave me his Corvette but my parents rejected it, to this day I still think about that and become irrationally angry from time to time.

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                10 months ago

                Maybe this will help alleviate the anger?

                And If I could figure out how to post an unit l image in comments from Sync or to get Imgur to unlink my account from Facebook I’d show you pictures.

                My colleagues conspired against me, stole my keys, got me in a meeting across campus, and filled my car to the top with balloons. Best working day this year!!

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                  10 months ago

                  At least it was good hearted fun and your baby isn’t damaged! That does indeed help alleviate the anger and is also heartwarming bc they must be fond of you to have done that!

                  Also regarding you trying to post the image, I haven’t seen the feature in any of the apps I’ve tried except for Boost for Lemmy which just released a few days ago. The interface of Boost to add a picture I just tap the little image looking icon you see on top of the keyboard there then choose an image. Not downing other Lemmy apps, some of them are great but personally boost has been the most useful.

                  I don’t work for boost btw just love it, had quit reddit over them shutting it down (essentially) it was the best app I’ve ever used for reddit and so far it’s been the best on Lemmy and makes everything on here so easy.