Yes, the older ones. The current generation are all petrol or MHEV.They told me that mine wasn’t listed as needing the recall. I’ve also read on threads that once it’s screeching it can damage the whole engine? The noise was awful! The garage are waiting from instructions from Kia on what to do. I’ve seen diesel Sportages advertised that aren’t MHEV?
Get it done ASAP. I've just had a new crankshaft, tensioner, bearings ect on our Sportage with 6,800 miles on it. Kia had it for over 7 weeks.Had an email from the dealer today :
Recall QLe 1.6UIII MHEV - MHSG Tensioner Replacement And Crankshaft Sprocket Bolt Tightening Torque Increase"
Will phone tomorrow to arrange the work!
Am I right in thinking that I could get this done at any Kia dealer, and not the one I bought from?
I cannot believe that a KIA dealer serviced your vehicle in the full knowledge available to them that there is a recall on your model which is designed to save KIA having to supply a new engine........and then letting you drive the vehicle away again without mentioning it!!Since the car was only serviced 3 days ago I took it straight in.
They say it was a good job I took it in as the tensioner was no good and it could have trashed my engine.
The part is on backorder apparently which is why it wasn't changed last Friday but I wish I'd been told about it.