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I have a '15 cadenza limited with 49k miles and on the way home from the office I got a check engine light and Engine Control System(?) or something like that message.

The engine ran ok all the way home but I was careful not to rev high and just took alternate route and not the interstate.

I scheduled service with my dealership (a week away from today is best I could get!) and I saw online when I was scheduling it, their site showed me a recall for my vehicle: PI1803 ECU UPGRADE (KSDS) 13MY

Any one have any idea if this is what I'm dealing with (the need for the recall service), whether there are out of pocket costs or if its covered under the Kia warranty?

Thanks!
 

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As long as it's a malfunctioning part, you're still just under the 5 year 60,000 you should be fine, depending on first in service date of the car.

That said, if say for instance the actual issue is bad gas, or dirty Mass Airflow sensor, then they may hit you up for some cost. But recalls are free, often times they are free even outside of the warranty, so be sure they get that addressed too. May not be the cause of your problem though.
 

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I think that recall is for the Optima/Sorrento/Sportage:

January 2, 2019 MANUFACTURER COMMUNICATION NUMBER: VPI1803_TSB_R1
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
NHTSA ID Number: 10152920

Manufacturer Communication Number: VPI1803_TSB_R1

Summary

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) in order to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

10 Affected Products
Vehicles
MAKE MODEL YEAR

KIA OPTIMA 2011-2014
KIA SORENTO 2012-2014
KIA SPORTAGE 2011-2013

https://www.optimaforums.com/forum/...i1803c-pi1803-ecu-upgrade-ksds-13my-info.html
 

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If you have a local auto store like Autozone or Oreilly's, hit them up first as they often will test (for free) your system when your check engine lights up and can give you a print out of what the system is saying the issue(s) is. That way you have more information on the potential issue(s) before you go into the dealership. There's also a few things you can check yourself, for example a loose gas cap. Did you by chance recently fill up?



https://www.quora.com/Which-Autozone-locations-perform-free-check-engine-light-diagnostics
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-repair-maintenance/what-does-check-engine-light-mean/
 
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