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Old 08-10-2009, 03:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ryanwhite74115 View Post

he is a member of the forum...not some smuck off the street asking about modded kia's....**** if you don't have anything of note to say

to the poster...good luck forcing a dealership to give you a new car....unless the problems you listed were all for the same part it technically isn't a lemon, the same part must fail at least 3 times for it to be declared a lemon i think
yep, check your local lemon laws. They differ in every state here in the US. Either way though your car won't be considered a lemon. Here is a definition for CT:

The law presumes that a "reasonable number" is four. However, if you have less than four repair attempts for the same problem and can justify that this is a reasonable number of repair attempts, and they have been performed within the time frames noted above.

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When the vehicle has been out of service for repair at the dealership for a cumulative total of thirty (30) days or more - not necessarily all at one time - for any number of unrelated problems. These problems must occur within the appropriate time parameters as explained elsewhere in this material.

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In the case of a safety defect which is likely to cause death or serious injury if the vehicle is driven, the defect continues to exist after two (2) or more attempts during the first year of operation or the term of the express warranty, whichever occurs first
Unfortunately you just have to keep bringing it to the dealer and they will do everything in their power to not replace your vehicle. A family friend of ours had an X5 and brought it to the dealer several times complaining of odd engine noises. After telling her every time that its fine and normal her engine seized after 27k miles! Unfortunately they fixed a few parts that got it running again and they told her "too bad, thats all we have to do". needless to say, you sell this car as soon as the warranty is up.
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