2019 Lake Silver Kona Ultimate
Not sure if this has been fielded elsewhere on the site, but we had to have the CAT replaced under warranty (painstaking process with first dealership) when the vehicle had only just 10K on the clock. Until then, we never noticed any exhaust issues. Afterwards, when you move the vehicle from a standing start there is quite often a momentary waft of exhaust that gets into the cabin. No HVAC setting seems to alleviate the issue. We've had the Kona in for any number of other fiddly issues (4) and have asked specifically to have the exhaust system looked at to no avail. "everything looks fine and tight" and of course, no one else (save us) can smell the exhaust. 😒 We can't convince them to simply "go for a drive" with us. My main concern is that SOMETHING got cracked during the re-re of the CAT. Does anyone else have this exhaust in the cabin issue or do you think I should take this to an actual muffler shop to delve deeper? Don't really want to pay a (likely non-refundable) fortune to discover a possible warranty repaired issue. Thoughts?