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I saw this on Youtube. Belong to anyone here? Apparently there is a loose ground issue in some new Kias.

 

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I saw it. One unit did not have enough torque on the main ground fastener.

The tool used by the line tech did not report specified torque was reached and let it go on down the line anyways.

Then the poor ground caused a voltage spike that took out the PCM (no start after fastener tightened) and who knows what else.

I checked mine out of an abundance of caution. Rock solid grounding in mine.

I doubt this will be a recurring issue.
 

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Owner posted update. Dealer found bad ground caused pcm failure (huh!).
Check all grounds, torque main ground fastener properly, replace PCM, end of story.
 

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Owner posted update. Dealer found bad ground caused pcm failure (huh!).
Check all grounds, torque main ground fastener properly, replace PCM, end of story.
Thanks for updating this thread. I don't know how to use YouTube to reach the owner and bring him over here, but if anyone does, I'd be interested in reading more of his thoughts in a post
 

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It is me! The owner haha. Classic Oldsmobile on YouTube! My buddy saw this shared on a Facebook group and I jumped on and joined this site!
 

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Basically story goes like this! Car was fine, remote started it and made it less then a mile from a funeral home I was at and it just started going crazy. Blind spot monitor went nuts, all the dash lights came on and it was dead. Wouldn’t restart, just cranked and that was all. Called the Kia roadside via the uvo button inside and arranged a tow. As a car guy I started looking to find the fault to discover a ground so loose I could move it up and down on the fastener. As I did this I heard relays clicking. Disconnected battery and tightened the grounds down, this is the ground located by the air box on the drivers side of engine compartment. Reconnected battery and still it would not start. So with no more tools and being in dress cloths I admired defeat and waited the two hours for the tow truck. The driver was rude and scratched the hell out of the front bumper lip. The dealer then took entire week overlooking the simplest of things trying to replace a computer. Got it back to find it had blown the fuse for the ignition coils due to the ground issue. This was the first thing I asked them to check after telling them exactly what I found to be wrong with the car. They passed over the fact I told them the ground was practically disconnected by saying on the report it seemed loose. Also lied to me saying they tested another computer and it worked but Kia wouldn’t mail them a computer until they checked all the grounds. But the report said that test of a computer still had the same symptoms and they found it had no spark. Narrowed that down to the blown fuse. The service was terrible and incompetent but they did nothing to make up for it . They didn’t even wash the car saying due to Covid they wanted to limit the exposure to my car meanwhile all other dealers are cleaning cars to sanitize them due to Covid.
 
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