True. I remember reading that in the owner's warranty manual. Since the car is barely 5 years old (it's a 2016, originally sold in mid or late 2016 to its first owner) it would be in Kia's best interest to use new cells because otherwise there'd be a better than decent chance that they'd have to replace it again before the 10 years was up. Either way, I'm hoping they are the better cells and that I never have to have to replaced again!
By the way, apparently the battery pack is only guaranteed for 10 years in the United States? Supposedly, everywhere else it's only 7 years or something. Does anyone know if that's true? And if so, I wonder why?
Kissimmee, Florida USA
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