2023-05-03 - 7:47 p.m.
is my reaction
The one who listened to me telling him my fine, capable mechanic who won the best of our county poll multiple years
Really has pulled the code indicating ENGINE trouble
and that it was damn clear to me that every time that code popped up and I previously brought it to this very dealer and they cleared the code and said "Nothing is wrong with your car" They were full of BS
so can't drive more than 60 MPH and blow up your engine and self....
that since my car has been in PERPETAUL FREAKING LIMP MODE FOR FOUR YEARS it very well meets the gosh darn criteria of having that specific engine issue,
So, first they told me "Well without the code we can't tell- too bad they cleared the code"
and I said , That should be irrevant- the engine is running hot and your capable mechanics will see signs of it. Fact it is burning through oil is evidence of that.
Well the message received was this on my voice mail :
"With regards to the Kia soul, My technician has taken a look into it
We have begun a tech line case with Kia's tech line
um go through Kia and verify, make sure everything
It might take a day or two for me to get any further information on this.
Its about fucking time.
Some of us are stubborn and persistent when wronged ( at least sometimes).
I did not have the energy to fight they system every step of the way- so choose to do so when when it came to that which I have full ownership of. So in the case of my car I felt it was worth the persistence. Hell, I hold title to this car and I will take care of it and service it and repair every last body ding on it now and drive it til I can't. I am FINE with normal wear and tear and replacing things that get worn from normal usage. I am fine with accountability from damage caused by improper usage. BUT I am NOT fine with manufacture defects that are KNOWN without accountability from the manufacturer. Especially when it was sheer misogynistic BS that I swear informed my treatment. That is not a good look for any company.
My mechanic said "I brought my wife's car in for the same issue. They replaced her engine."
I just hope Headquarters approves this. Cause as I told my mechanic, my next step was to pick up my car, and find every bit of paperwork on its history along with the VA Environmental Quality Dept that had the emissions issue. (Which was related to engine performance! Resolved by servicing including oil change and new sparks plugs as the engine running hot burns them out faster than typical.)
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