Yet no hose was gotten

What’s the point of having a humongously long warranty if you can’t find exceptions to it now and then? Motor Trend reports on their long-term Kia Rio (July):

The cabin’s build quality and materials are $18,794-appropriate, blighted by a peeling steering wheel rim first noticed at the 30K-mile mark, not unlike what affected our old long-term 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The local dealer’s reply, after explaining that it wouldn’t be covered under warranty: The wear is likely caused by lotions or other oil-based substances, which is ludicrous because many people use lotions, and 30K is barely any mileage at all.

You gotta wonder if Kia’s going to fix it anyway before selling the car as a CPO.


  1. McGehee »

    1 June 2014 · 8:41 am

    Hm’kay. No Korean makes for my wife when we shop for her next daily commuter. She moisturizes.

  2. sya »

    1 June 2014 · 9:57 am

    I bet their ideal customer lives in the north and wears gloves all the time.

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