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Hi guys, got this right now. Please check your vins to see if your Seltos is recalled. If yours is in the list, please keep us updated on how your dealer dealt with this recall and what any other info they gave you.

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I would suspect that all of them will be recalled since they may have the same rings.Is your model a turbo or 2 litre.If it is in the 2 litre motors then I would say they have identical internals same as all turbos As they would have the same internals.
 

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Well this would be a PIA! Sounds like it’s most likely not applicable to the turbo engines. Why do I feel like it will be though..
 

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Ha...the NHTSA (Check for Recalls: Vehicle, Car Seat, Tire, Equipment) site doesn't recognize my VIN! The owners.kia.com site doesn't show any recalls for my Turbo... Would be interested if another Turbo owner sees if their Turbo shows up on the recall list. Will contact dealer also.
UPDATE: Found this recall info from NHTSA. It only mentions the 2.0 engines (non-Turbo):

Here's another article (also only mentions the 2.0 engine):

The service action is set to begin June 11. Kia owners can contact the company for more information at 800-333-4542. Kia's internal reference number for this recall is SC209.

This is from the last page of the NHTSA recall document - the sticker on the driver's door is apparently where you find your manufacture day - mine just says "8/20"....

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Ha...the NHTSA (Check for Recalls: Vehicle, Car Seat, Tire, Equipment) site doesn't recognize my VIN! The owners.kia.com site doesn't show any recalls for my Turbo... Would be interested if another Turbo owner sees if their Turbo shows up on the recall list. Will contact dealer also.
UPDATE: Found this recall info from NHTSA. It only mentions the 2.0 engines (non-Turbo):

Here's another article (also only mentions the 2.0 engine):

This is from the last page of the NHTSA recall document - the sticker on the driver's door is apparently where you find your manufacture day - mine just says "8/20"....

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I do not yet own a Kia Seltos. I am considering the Seltos or Mazda CX-5 or CX-30. Would you not purchase the Seltos at this point based on this recall?
 

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I wouldn't let the recall stop me from buying a seltos.Like the recall said 1 in 100 may need the engine replaced.They are low odds.
 

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I wouldn't let the recall stop me from buying a seltos.Like the recall said 1 in 100 may need the engine replaced.They are low odds.
Do you own a Seltos currently and really like it? It sounds that way.
I currently have a 2016 Kia Soul which I got because I wanted my daughter to have AWD. So that’s where my Honda CR-V went. I miss the AWD and that’s where the Seltos or Mazda may figure in.
 

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Do you own a Seltos currently and really like it? It sounds that way.
I currently have a 2016 Kia Soul which I got because I wanted my daughter to have AWD. So that’s where my Honda CR-V went. I miss the AWD and that’s where the Seltos or Mazda may figure in.
If I’m being honest... you’re better off with a CX-30. This car is a headache, I’ll be going in a different direction after my lease. Windshields are unavailable (had to wait on a shipment from overseas), the infotainment is worse than Mazda even with our touchscreen added, exterior paint and interior leather is all very poor quality.

Sorry to be the guy on the enthusiast forum to hate on the primary product, but I can’t honestly say it’s a good purchase in comparison anymore. I wish I would’ve gone for the Mazda. I can hardly even keep track of complaints here at this point.

The upside to Kia, initially, was the power figures and transmission plus some tech stuff but now that there’s a Turbo trim from Mazda, Kia is hardly a competitor (given the above).
 

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GO to a Mazda forum and you will see complaints about that product also.Every car has it's demons.I have owned mine now for 8 months with no issues.I have owned two Mazdas in the last 7 years and I think their info systems are not near as good.They are not touchscreen and operated by a wheel.YUCK! I had a CX-30 out before I bought the Seltos and I chose the Seltos cause of its pricepoint,drive and looks.I find Mazda cars to be bland and boring to drive and they also cost a few thou more on any trim level.The windshield supply is not uncommon as I had to wait for three weeks for a new one for my GTI as it had to come from Germany.I guess to each his own for what it's worth.
 

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Just to add to my above post a base CX-5 is 30500 and the base Seltos is 26600 and it is hard to find where that extra 4k in value is in the Mazda.3 yr warranty vs 5 yr. for Kia is another deal maker for the Seltos.Those prices are in Can. dollars.
 

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If I’m being honest... you’re better off with a CX-30. This car is a headache, I’ll be going in a different direction after my lease. Windshields are unavailable (had to wait on a shipment from overseas), the infotainment is worse than Mazda even with our touchscreen added, exterior paint and interior leather is all very poor quality.

Sorry to be the guy on the enthusiast forum to hate on the primary product, but I can’t honestly say it’s a good purchase in comparison anymore. I wish I would’ve gone for the Mazda. I can hardly even keep track of complaints here at this point.

The upside to Kia, initially, was the power figures and transmission plus some tech stuff but now that there’s a Turbo trim from Mazda, Kia is hardly a competitor (given the above).
Thank you for your thoughts. I think a forums value can be where we can help each other, not just rave about the product. I do like the look of the Seltos but as we say, looks aren’t everything. I need a reliable vehicle. I don’t not pick at things generally in life. I realize that reviews of cameras, printers and cars have to have pros and cons and not pick. Otherwise what would they write.
I will say the new infotainment that cars have now isn’t something I feel good about, although I have zero experience with it just yet. I would like to have my Sirius XM radio through the satellite and not through an app. Seems that is taking star satellite out of satellite radio.
You are fortunate to have flexibility to lease as I have always piled on mileage prior to Covid. I have no experience with leasing and would be too concerned about chips and dings to the paint. It seems that leasing gets a better price than buying. I do not like the purchasing experience and prefer to pay cash. When the crooked dealers hear cash they usually say the price is for financing and obviously that’s where the profit is made. Have you actually driven the Mazdas at all? I do think that I go on to multiple forums for different branded cars I would find more problems with those vehicles too as none are perfect. Sorry for rambling on and again thank you for you time, thoughts and opinions. I shall consider them going forward.
 

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Regarding the recall my local dealer said they didn't know anything about it yet and just to wait for the letter to come in the mail (still seems like it just applies to 2.0 engines from all the documentation).

As far as this other question, I am a Hyundai /Kia owner since 2002 and I have to say I'm a little disappointed not specifically with the Seltos but with Kia and Hyundai in general, with all the fires, recalls, lack of understanding and caring about some of the detailed technical features and other issues that we read about. I know every manufacturer has problems but all the awards for Kia's quality should count for something! It's like they've gotten out over their skis as we say in colorado. My only gripes about the Seltos is the dual clutch transmission, although I understood the implications for the ride before I bought the car, but the transmission overheating issue is always in the back of my mind. I doubt I will let something like that be in the back of my mind again in the future...
 

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A couple years ago Hyundai Tuscon had the same issue with the 1.6T and dual clutch tranny.My 2019 GTI has a dual clutch also and a mechanic friend at VW said there tranny is also suspect to over heating.Nature of the beast I guess.They also require a service interval which is a little on the pricy side.
 

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Thank you for your thoughts. I think a forums value can be where we can help each other, not just rave about the product. I do like the look of the Seltos but as we say, looks aren’t everything. I need a reliable vehicle. I don’t not pick at things generally in life. I realize that reviews of cameras, printers and cars have to have pros and cons and not pick. Otherwise what would they write.
I will say the new infotainment that cars have now isn’t something I feel good about, although I have zero experience with it just yet. I would like to have my Sirius XM radio through the satellite and not through an app. Seems that is taking star satellite out of satellite radio.
You are fortunate to have flexibility to lease as I have always piled on mileage prior to Covid. I have no experience with leasing and would be too concerned about chips and dings to the paint. It seems that leasing gets a better price than buying. I do not like the purchasing experience and prefer to pay cash. When the crooked dealers hear cash they usually say the price is for financing and obviously that’s where the profit is made. Have you actually driven the Mazdas at all? I do think that I go on to multiple forums for different branded cars I would find more problems with those vehicles too as none are perfect. Sorry for rambling on and again thank you for you time, thoughts and opinions. I shall consider them going forward.
Well I listened to the overall feedback from reviews which was generally “great all-around” for both but didn’t read much into pros and cons which included materials quality of the two. I picked Seltos because of the SX trim with the turbo and DCT. I saw that video by TFL (I think?) of the transmission heating but knew I wasn’t going deep off-road with the Seltos so it shouldn’t have mattered. But after more reports of people getting overheating, I turned on the dash display that shows your transmission temp and watch it rise a few notches while I find parking at the grocery store... Kia is even moving away from dry clutch with other models now - I assume they recognize the problems.

I drove the CX-30 for about 15 mins right before leasing the Seltos last summer. I thought it was a great car, but the power wasn’t there for me. Ride quality was really nice, and it stayed flat in the curves with less body roll than Seltos. The concerns were limited to the power and the lack of a touchscreen. Went with the Seltos because of those two gripes. Interior design was honestly way better in CX-30. Leather was nicer, dashboard didn’t reflect as much in the windshield, less plastic. I just think it’s a more luxurious car in general for the price

I love the Seltos for its performance on highways, but that can be found elsewhere now. I wish I didn’t have to worry about this car so much. Leasing is great for stress relief but not if the car is somewhat of a trainwreck
 

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Do you own a Seltos currently and really like it? It sounds that way.
I currently have a 2016 Kia Soul which I got because I wanted my daughter to have AWD. So that’s where my Honda CR-V went. I miss the AWD and that’s where the Seltos or Mazda may figure in.
if I may add a comment as an outsider, oddly enough I used to own a 2016 Soul SX (Canadian model), I seriously considered the Seltos EX (as I have owned 3 Kia's and found them very reliable products), however when it came down to it after comparing features, price and driving both products I purchased a 2020 CX-30 GS FWD.
 

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if I may add a comment as an outsider, oddly enough I used to own a 2016 Soul SX (Canadian model), I seriously considered the Seltos EX (as I have owned 3 Kia's and found them very reliable products), however when it came down to it after comparing features, price and driving both products I purchased a 2020 CX-30 GS FWD.
I plan to look at the Mazda CX-30 and CX-5 but want the AWD. I don’t want to regret not having it again after giving up my Honda CR-V AWD
And still May go with the Seltos. Good thing is I am not in any rush. I always look before I actually need, so no pressure. I will get something soon though. I also need to consider roof rails and hitch receiver for kayaks and bicycles.
 

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I plan to look at the Mazda CX-30 and CX-5 but want the AWD. I don’t want to regret not having it again after giving up my Honda CR-V AWD
And still May go with the Seltos. Good thing is I am not in any rush. I always look before I actually need, so no pressure. I will get something soon though. I also need to consider roof rails and hitch receiver for kayaks and bicycles.
If you go for a Mazda CX-30 or CX-5, you have to get the Turbo version. The Mazda non-turbo engine has Cylinder Deactivation (CD) which many of the Mazda owners complain about. That is a bad technology (IMHO) that is forced into Mazda owners. You cannot deactivate it! Just like the Engine Stop & Go of my Seltos - you cannot deactivate it. These technologies can save minimally on gas but it sure makes a hit on engine compnents.

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You can deactivate it on Seltos models in Canada.The switch is on the lower left hand side where the traction control button is.
 
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