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Old 09-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Location: Floribama
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Originally Posted by easy62 View Post
My neighbor has a 2016 Sorento with that engine so far no problems.
That should be the newer design, that’s when they downgraded the horsepower to 185.

The older 2011-2014 (some 2015s) with 198hp were the ones with the problems.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:30 PM
Location: Huntsville
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Originally Posted by easy62 View Post
You know that automakers put their transmissions through rigorous testing that simulates driving 100,000 miles they have testing robots that keep a transmission in drive running 24/7 to simulate normal driving conditions with an occasional hard shifting to check the durability of their transmissions. They don't just design a transmission and put them right into the vehicles.
Look back at all of the recalls and the failures of major components in just about any manufacturer's vehicles and tell me that their "rigorous" testing works.

Here are some examples of major failures.

1. Navistar 6.0L Powerstroke engine failures
2. Navistar 6.4L Powerstroke engine failures
3. Ford 3.5L EcoBoost - carbon buildup/misfires
4. Dodge 45RFE transmission failures
5. Toyota 2.4L engine failure - excessive oil consumption
6. GM 5.3L excessive oil consumption
7. GM 4L60E transmission failures
8. Ford 5R55W transmission failures
9. Nissan Jatco CVT Transmission failures
10. Honda Accord transmission failures
11. Mini-Cooper transmission failure (lifetime transmission fluid) -
12. Cadillac Northstar engine failures

Should I continue or could it be that the manufacturers really don't know what kind of failures they're going to have until the vehicles see some use on the road?
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