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My 2020 kona with 11500 miles started clicking, went to dealership had me do an oil consumption test then at 13000 they changed the engine. Now not even 200 miles on the new engine and it's starting to click again! I bought it brand spanking new and only have the dealership do oil changes. Anyone else have to replace their engine due to "manufacture" defect causing the pistons to fail, not once, but likely twice? I foresee kona class action law suits in the future. This is ridiculous.
 

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Sucks. I bought a 2019 Kona with 30,000 miles; supposedly certified and it has a drinking problem. Doing the oil consumption test too. 2 quarts down in 900 miles. Torturing me and making me do it 3X. I’m sure they’ll end up replacing the engine. Most folks on the forums don’t have problems I must say.
 

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My 2020 kona with 11500 miles started clicking, went to dealership had me do an oil consumption test then at 13000 they changed the engine. Now not even 200 miles on the new engine and it's starting to click again! I bought it brand spanking new and only have the dealership do oil changes. Anyone else have to replace their engine due to "manufacture" defect causing the pistons to fail, not once, but likely twice? I foresee kona class action law suits in the future. This is ridiculous.
Have a 2020 Kona with the same problem. Had oil change January 12 2 months later 2 quarts low. Engine clicking have an appointment in 2 weeks at dealer.
 

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My 2020 kona with 11500 miles started clicking, went to dealership had me do an oil consumption test then at 13000 they changed the engine. Now not even 200 miles on the new engine and it's starting to click again! I bought it brand spanking new and only have the dealership do oil changes. Anyone else have to replace their engine due to "manufacture" defect causing the pistons to fail, not once, but likely twice? I foresee kona class action law suits in the future. This is ridiculous.
Yes, I just got the call from my dealership this morning that my 2021 has a defective engine and they will be replacing it. Less than 5,000 miles on this car.
 

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My 2020 kona with 11500 miles started clicking, went to dealership had me do an oil consumption test then at 13000 they changed the engine. Now not even 200 miles on the new engine and it's starting to click again! I bought it brand spanking new and only have the dealership do oil changes. Anyone else have to replace their engine due to "manufacture" defect causing the pistons to fail, not once, but likely twice? I foresee kona class action law suits in the future. This is ridiculous.
I have been investigating the failures for a few months now. Just from my FB Kona group, I have 25 Konas that needed replacement engines, from 1k miles to 30k. Mostly 2020 models have been affected, but I also know of a handful of 19's, and now 1 2021 has fallen. I have been in contact with Hyundai trying to get answers, and I've been collecting info on the failures I know of. Like you said, eventually (I see it happening sooner rather than later) a class action lawsuit will be filed, and with the launch of the Kona N, and the 2nd gen 2021 models, this will be devastating to Kona sales.
 

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I have been investigating the failures for a few months now. Just from my FB Kona group, I have 25 Konas that needed replacement engines, from 1k miles to 30k. Mostly 2020 models have been affected, but I also know of a handful of 19's, and now 1 2021 has fallen. I have been in contact with Hyundai trying to get answers, and I've been collecting info on the failures I know of. Like you said, eventually (I see it happening sooner rather than later) a class action lawsuit will be filed, and with the launch of the Kona N, and the 2nd gen 2021 models, this will be devastating to Kona sales.
How many of those trashed engines from your facebook feed are 1.6T's, I bet close to zero?
 

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I might possibly have a theory of why these engines are clicking or consuming oil...if your gonna go past 80mph hauling ass...make sure you put it on "M"......I suppose you leave on "D" hop on the freeway pedal to the metal car hits 7000 rpm hitting redline and topping 80mph..that I'll fucking do it...you lucky they put a Rev limiter on them and You people not blowing the fucking headgaskets on the freeway....so don't over Rev it on D and switch to manual...and guess what if you don't know when to shift...it'll fucking do it for ya at the right time...so......Learn how to drive and don't bitxh why your engine is consuming oil and wearing out the fucking bearings on your pistons..
 

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I might possibly have a theory of why these engines are clicking or consuming oil...if your gonna go past 80mph hauling ass...make sure you put it on "M"......I suppose you leave on "D" hop on the freeway pedal to the metal car hits 7000 rpm hitting redline and topping 80mph..that I'll fucking do it...you lucky they put a Rev limiter on them and You people not blowing the fucking headgaskets on the freeway....so don't over Rev it on D and switch to manual...and guess what if you don't know when to shift...it'll fucking do it for ya at the right time...so......Learn how to drive and don't bitxh why your engine is consuming oil and wearing out the fucking bearings on your pistons. Educate yourself dbags.
Engine rpm has nothing to do with it. You can redline their N 2.0T and 1.6T engines all day long with no issue. Hyundai uses too soft of piston/bearing alloy in some engines. I personally think the the top tier executives are using this 10 year and going metallurgy engine issue they NEVER fix, to skim and embezzle money. It is too easy to fix with a simple piston/bearing metallurgy choice.

The clicking is the galled up piston aluminum debris/slurry getting past the oil filter on filter bypass on startup and getting into the hydraulic lifters taking them out too. It has happened for 10 years, we know how to fix it, they just do not choose to fix their problem. 10-20% of the problem engines will have a problem. If you are at the wrong end of the Russian Roulette barrel .....tag, your it.
 

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The clicking is the galled up piston aluminum debris/slurry getting past the oil filter on filter bypass on startup and getting into the hydraulic lifters taking them out too..
It's funny you mentioned this. When I went to get my first oil change; I usually and occasionally check the filter or oil filter ect. One thing that striked me odd was when I went to check in the intake filter the clamps weren't all down. It was side ways. So I fixed the issue didn't mention anything. I will get free oil changes since I paid extra for warranty. But my point is that if I had not put those clamps down for sure debris/dirt/rock ect would have ended in the intake manifold and make its way to the piston. So for those who get their car service under warranty I highly advise to double check the work; but lets be honest here; some dealerships are just looking for ways to make money right?
 

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I might possibly have a theory of why these engines are clicking or consuming oil...if your gonna go past 80mph hauling ass...make sure you put it on "M"......I suppose you leave on "D" hop on the freeway pedal to the metal car hits 7000 rpm hitting redline and topping 80mph..that I'll fucking do it...you lucky they put a Rev limiter on them and You people not blowing the fucking headgaskets on the freeway....so don't over Rev it on D and switch to manual...and guess what if you don't know when to shift...it'll fucking do it for ya at the right time...so......Learn how to drive and don't bitxh why your engine is consuming oil and wearing out the fucking bearings on your pistons. Educate yourself dbags.
Maybe Hyundai is using muffler bearings on the pistons?
 

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How many of those trashed engines from your facebook feed are 1.6T's, I bet close to zero?
of course it's 0.. that's why I am only investigating the 2.0 failures. The only issues I've seen from 1.6 owners is the dct transmission clutch packs frying.
 

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I might possibly have a theory of why these engines are clicking or consuming oil...if your gonna go past 80mph hauling ass...make sure you put it on "M"......I suppose you leave on "D" hop on the freeway pedal to the metal car hits 7000 rpm hitting redline and topping 80mph..that I'll fucking do it...you lucky they put a Rev limiter on them and You people not blowing the fucking headgaskets on the freeway....so don't over Rev it on D and switch to manual...and guess what if you don't know when to shift...it'll fucking do it for ya at the right time...so......Learn how to drive and don't bitxh why your engine is consuming oil and wearing out the fucking bearings on your pistons. Educate yourself dbags.
What an absolutely obnoxious and presumptuous response. Miss Violet has identified dozens of these engine failures. You're saying all those people are redlining their engines? My Kona is getting a new engine with less than 5k miles on it. I think I took it on the highway three times since I bought it in September and I haven't driven it for 2 months now. Educate yourself, dbag.
 

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What an absolutely obnoxious and presumptuous response. Miss Violet has identified dozens of these engine failures. You're saying all those people are redlining their engines? My Kona is getting a new engine with less than 5k miles on it. I think I took it on the highway three times since I bought it in September and I haven't driven it for 2 months now. Educate yourself, dbag.
Educate myself with what? On your rambling you didn't mention anything educative could of caused your engine to take a dump or have pre assumptions as to why you might think that your engine would of gone down. 5k Miles and didn't bother to see what the issue was prior to those 5k. Seems to me you just wanna point finger and put gas in the car and go. I've broken engines down and mod them. One thing that might possibly be an issue on these engines that I heard and read are Kia Stinger bearings not having enough oil to lubricate them so the bearings would wear out quick; this could be a possibility but doesn't look like it. . So if you wanna use the same ending sentence that I put and use it against me; just make sure you gimme some education and proper knowledge on wtf you talking about.
 
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