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Kia Forte Recall Information


NEWS: Kia is recalling certain 2013 Forte vehicles; SEAT BELTS
Report Receipt Date: MAY 17, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V312000 
Component(s): SEAT BELTS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,245 

JUNE 2016 -- Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2013 Forte vehicles manufactured September 10, 2012, to October 31, 2012. The screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates may not have been properly tightened, and as a result, the seatbelt retractor retaining plates may break in a crash. If a retaining plate breaks during a crash, pieces of the plate could strike the occupants, increasing risk of injury. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace both front seatbelt assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 30, 2016. Kia's number for this recall is SC132. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011 Forte vehicles; POWER TRAIN 
Report Receipt Date: FEB 05, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V070000 
Component(s): POWER TRAIN 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,240 

FEBRUARY 2016 -- Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles manufactured August 27, 2010, to November 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak. If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall began March 30, 2016. Kia's number for this recall is SC129. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Kia is recalling certain 2014 Kia Forte vehicles; ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Report Receipt Date: JAN 16, 2015 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V015000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 86,880 

JANUARY 2015 -- Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt. If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire. Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from December 5, 2012 to January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from January 28, 2014 to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall is expected to begin February 24, 2015. Kia's number for this recall is SC113. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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