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About EarlGrei

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  1. So a back story on the video link I included. I just bought a brand new 2019 Kia Forte with the CVT in it. Few days off the lot and I started to notice a weird behaviour while under cruise control. In 'Normal' or 'Smart' driving mode, when enabling Cruise Control the transmission would downshift and maintain an RPM rate of between 900-1200 RPM higher than it should be. If I pop the trans over into the 'sportmatic' mode and manually shift the transmission the vehicle maintains speed just fine at the lower RPM. As soon as I pop the vehicle over into 'Normal' or 'Smart' it goes right back up to that 3000RPM range and sits there. The dealership is working on it with me and have their regional Kia tech looking at it so I am not overly worried as yet but it sounds like Kia isnt even aware of this. Has anyone else seen this happen? Have a Kia Forte and can replicate it? Its murder on my fuel mileage. If anyone has thoughts that would be amazing! https://photos.app.goo.gl/qWU2UrGq14dqv4578
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