It wasn't that they weren't good filters. It's that they blamed the fires on people using aftermarket oil filters, which was in the court filings. There's the PDF online. H/K knew about the metal shavings, they just followed the normal business course of action. Don't give them any more reasons to deny warranty work. And their OEM oil filters are good for only about $6.50.
Exactly. I'm planning to keep this Tucson for a long time. Frequent OCI is the cheapest and best insurance. I hope my Tucson don't have metal shavings left during the manufacturing process. I know I still have to deal with GDI problem, I've already installed OCC, also going to use CRC GDI Intake Valve Cleaner every 10,000 miles. I'm not saying they work, but they're not going to hurt. But I hope they work.