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Are blown engines common?

Wondering whether or not I should spend $3K on an extended powertrain warranty that would cover the breakdown of the car's 3.3L engine.



Statistically, assuming proper maintenance is performed, how likely is a 2014 Cadenza Premium to require a new engine between 50K and 100K (miles)?
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I've only ever seen 1 person in these forums have problems with their engine (it was an early model '14 if I remember correctly), sounded like he had a lemon. I believe our engines are shared with other vehicles like the (used to be) Genesis (correct me if I'm wrong someone) and the turbo'd version in the Stinger. Something can always happen but I think we have pretty reliable engines. On a big purchase like this I pretty much always figure an extended warranty into the price ($1k for me when I leased my car new, figured I would buy it out of lease). Just know that it's a gamble either way, do you want to be out possibly $3k not ever needing it but having piece of mind? Or would you maybe lose some $ by using it a time a 2 on some small fixes? Just maybe you'll pull out ahead on needing some major work done and it saves you... It just depends on what you're willing to risk is all; In theory getting the extended warranty your max risk is $3k for warranted items.

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3.3TT in Genesis has new heads, crank, valves, rods and pistons, over the 3.3 in the Cadenza.
Someone said they read it has a new cylinder coating also
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3.3TT in Genesis has new heads, crank, valves, rods and pistons, over the 3.3 in the Cadenza.
Someone said they read it has a new cylinder coating also
So... same clothes but different person?

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First off, what is the extended power train warranty? Are you trying to extend the 100,000 mile coverage, if so for how many more miles/years? The PT warranty covers far more then just a blown motor. Simple thing like a leaking rear main seal, covered. Leaking valve cover gasket, covered, failing internal transmission issues covered. So don't just assume the coverage will only be there for the blown motor.

Secondly, at 100k, i'd be surprised that the extended coverage would go much past 136 or 150,000. So for $3000, it may not be worth it. Once you get 4-5 years under your belt, and 100,000 miles or more, the Cadenza is only worth between $6000 and $7000 tradin for Lux and above depending on condition, and even that is probably high. So to get a coverage for $3000 or roughly half the value of the car, especially considering it doesn't cover other important things like starter alternator, radiator, AC parts...that's just too much money I think.
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I believe our engines are shared with other vehicles like the (used to be) Genesis (correct me if I'm wrong someone) and the turbo'd version in the Stinger.
We have the Lambda II GDi engine series...

For Reference from Wikipedia 8/19:

The 3.3L G6DH version was introduced with the 2012 Azera. The engine produces 280–294 hp (209–219 kW; 284–298 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 248–255 lb⋅ft (336–346 N⋅m) of torque at 5,200 rpm.

Applications:

2012–present Hyundai Azera (G6DH)
2013–present Hyundai Santa Fe (G6DH)
2015–present Kia Sedona (G6DH)
2014–present Kia Cadenza (G6DH)
2014–present Kia Sorento (G6DH)
2014–present Kia Carnival (YP)

This engine series includes Dual CVVT and GDI.

Hyundai debuted a GDI version of Lambda V6 at 2010 Beijing Auto Show.
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