Sounds like K&N will suffer eventually in sales when the news gets out & folks realize their filters are crapola.
I wont buy K&N anymore.
Was using them in the 4x4 a few years back but have since switched to Napa Gold which I think are still made by Wix.
The contracting out of car parts to the lowest foreign bidder for corporate profits is creating an environment of unreliable products & recalls!
Remember the old days when companies actually cared about quality & reliability ?
Their name depended on it!
Zenith Used the Slogan "The Quality Goes in -Before the Name Goes On!"
Today it is... The Name Goes On -Before The Quality Goes IN !!!!