2013 Kia Forte Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Kia Forte

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2013 Kia Forte Problems

No Sound from Speakers

The navigation unit in the Kia Forte may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other features may still function properly.

This fault requires no parts replacement, and is a software glitch that can be rectified by a 'hard reset'.

To perform the hard reset, simply disconnect the vehicles negative battery terminal, wait 15 minutes, and reconnect the negative battery terminal.

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2013 Kia Forte Recalls

Front Seat Belt Retractor Retaining Screws Loose

The seat belt retractor retaining plates may not be fastened down securely, resulting in the seat belt possibly not securing an occupant in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace both front seat belt assemblies as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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