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Hello All,

First time poster here, so I hope I'm posting in the right place. I bought a 2018 Micro Blue Kia Stinger GT on December 10th, and I enjoy MOST of the car. But there are some real bothering things happening with this car, and I'll just list them here in no particular order:

- When unlocking the car, the drivers mirror comes only halfway out about 70% of the time, while the passenger side mirror rotates completely out. It requires me to start the car, or hit unlock a second time to rotate the drivers side view mirror completely out.
- Circulating air will shutoff every 5 minutes and go back to outside air, no matter what air mode I am in, and even when the AC/Fan system is off. This is extremely annoying, especially when its cold outside and the "Smart Ventilation" turns on...
- "Smart Ventilation" turns on regardless of if I want NO air movement in my car... I have no control over this. Sometimes people have colds or just dont want air moving in the cabin, let alone from the outside....
- The car downshifts EXTREMELY hard, regardless of what mode I am in. Even comfort and eco. When my foot is resting on the brake slowing down, and then it downshifts and throws my head forward, this is not acceptable. I understand this for sport mode, but not for EVERY mode. Whats the point of a COMFORT mode if my head gets whiplash from downshifting...
- My Trip dial(?) gets reset every night. So regardless of when I filled my tank or if I want to track MPGs for a tank or trip, I cannot do this. No, the setting is set to reset on fill up. I tried reset manually, and reset in the off position, doesn't stop it from reseting.

I love driving the car outside of these issues, but with so many issues piling up its really starting to bother me. If anyone has any help they can lend, of if you are having the same issues please let me know that I just didnt get the one stinger that was rushed off the floor for delivery...

Thanks,
Scott
 

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Also one that I forgot to mention, the most annoying one. When I depress the brake pedal, 20% of the time there is resistance, and it requires quite a bit of force to move the pedal, and with brembo brakes once that force is applied the cars brakes engage hard (obviously). The issue is that I have to press that hard to engage them. It feels as though the pedal gets stuck, or some sort of braking part gets stuck and I have to push it past its threshold, resulting in a really hard braking situation.
 

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Hey Hommer, welcome to the forum!

I'm sorry to hear about your issues, certainly not to be expected on a car with 4k miles. While some of them seem more of an annoyance than a serious problem, what you've noted with the stiff transmission and braking is certainly worrisome. You've passed the "break in" period that dealers would normally attribute some of those issues to and have you brought the problems to the attention of your dealer? I'm not sure if there any other owners on here who have experienced similar concerns. Are you getting any engine light/error code during the hard downshifting that could be diagnosed by a technician? I wonder if it could be fixed with a simple update/reprogramming.
 

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I think I may have figured out why the circulating air option keeps turning off in your Stinger. IF your Stinger had the Automatic ventilation system equipped it'll automatically switch to outside air intake when the climate control system operates over a certain period of time (around 30 minutes) in low temperature with the recirculated air position selected. You should be able to turn it off.

It's on page 149 of your owner's manual I believe.
 

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i'd get the brake and tranny situation dealt with by the dealer asap. did these issues begin on day one, or did they kick in more recently. sounds like all are easily fixable, but frustrating. lease or buy?
 

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i'd get the brake and tranny situation dealt with by the dealer asap. did these issues begin on day one, or did they kick in more recently. sounds like all are easily fixable, but frustrating. lease or buy?
They have been there since day one, but I thought the break in period would solve these. Buy
 

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The Stinger comes with a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty no? I'm sure you wont have any issues getting these problems address/resolved if you take it in. Not sure how you've been able to live with them for 4,000 miles because I don't think I would. Complain, help to get the problems identified and replicated and go back to enjoying your brand new purchase.
 

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Best to bring it into the dealership and let them deal with it in case there's a service bulletin we're not aware of. Do let us know what they say about the tranny.
 

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It might help to find an independent shop that can provide you with a second opinion when required because not always do dealers do what they should. Kia dealers aren't exactly at the top when it comes to servicing and nor are they at the bottom.
 

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Was really hoping we'd get an update on this situation, to determine whether or not its a simple fix. I haven't heard much in regards to recalls except for the rattling noise in the tailgate. I would hope, considering the price point of the Stinger that dealers are being more attentive.
 

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Was really hoping we'd get an update on this situation, to determine whether or not its a simple fix. I haven't heard much in regards to recalls except for the rattling noise in the tailgate. I would hope, considering the price point of the Stinger that dealers are being more attentive.
People are often quick to complain and get their voice out about issues so as you can expect that will be the case here. The lack of it is good news to me, hopefully it stays that way. Ultimately I will want to see some numbers from Kia. Stats as a new owner of an entirely new product is invaluable.
 

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@hommerxxx did the brake and tranny problem end up going away by itself or did the dealership fix it? I think there was a TSB for a possible leak around a sensor on transmission fluid lines. Not sure if that would be the cause.
 

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From what it sounds to be, the brake issue might be as simple as the brake line needing to be changed.
If it was an older vehicle then I would have suggested getting a brake fluid flush.
 
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