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The Kia Stinger, a mid-size/compact executive liftback, has been produced by Kia since 2017. Inspired by the GT Concept introduced in 2011 and the GT4 Stinger showcased in 2014, the Stinger itself was unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The model, which underwent testing in Korea and Germany, is highly regarded for its impressive performance and reasonable price. Approximately the same size as Kia's Optima sedan, the Stinger is lower, sleeker, and more potent, offering a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 engine for higher performance. In Europe and Korea, a base 2.2-liter CRDi diesel I4 is also available. All models feature an 8-speed automatic transmission with five driving modes and paddle shifts. The Stinger is praised for its swift acceleration and remarkable stopping power, with the US GT 3.3T variant achieving 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. In 2020, the Stinger received updates including revised headlights and taillights, a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen, and a new wheel design. New engines were also introduced. In 2021, a further update for the British market unveiled a newly designed brand logo. Since 2018, the Kia Stinger has also been used by police forces, further testament to its durability and performance.
Kia Stinger models, specifically those manufactured in 2020 and 2021, have encountered a series of issues, with three notable concerns standing out. Firstly, a significant problem arose from a software error affecting the fuel gauge in some instrument cluster assemblies produced between March 10, 2020, and December 14, 2020. Attributed to a calibration mishap by the supplier, Continental Automotive Electronics of South Korea, this error occasionally indicated more fuel than what was actually available, risking unexpected vehicle stalling. To address this, Kia is set to recall the 53 affected Stingers, having recorded 16 warranty claims, ten techline cases, and three customer complaints about this specific malfunction. Owners of these vehicles, identifiable by their complaints and manufacturing dates, will receive notifications through first-class mail, guiding them to Kia dealerships for mandatory software updates. Additionally, Kia commits to reimbursing any owner-incurred expenses stemming from this defect. Secondly, several Kia Stinger owners, notably of the 2019 GT variant, have flagged the unsettling presence of gas-like odors within the vehicle. These odors can originate from various sources: defective gas caps, fuel vapors due to overfilling tanks or spilled gasoline, or even a malfunctioning fuel pressure regulator, which can sometimes activate a P0172 code on the check engine light. Solutions often involve cap replacements or rectifying the regulator issue. However, another dimension to this problem is the possibility of suboptimal cabin filters, allowing external odors to infiltrate the interior. Attempts to rectify this by transitioning to aftermarket charcoal filters have met with inconsistent results. Lastly, particularly evident in CK models from 2018-2023, concerns have emerged over the rear fuse panel's reliability. Given the panel's role in safeguarding the car's electrical system, it's vital to monitor any operational anomalies and conduct fuse checks, replacing any blown fuses with the correct rating. In scenarios with recurrent fuse problems, consultation with authorized Kia dealers is imperative. It's also essential to steer clear of temporary solutions like aluminum foil or wire replacements for fuses or aftermarket wiring. Such interventions can endanger the vehicle's safety features, potentially void warranties, and risk major damages, including fires. Owners are also advised to ensure the battery cap is securely in place, preventing moisture from endangering the electrical components.
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