Kia Forte Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Kia Forte
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Kia Forte ProblemsPCM Software Update Available
Various powertrain control module (PCM) issues which can result in dirveability concerns and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light can be corrected by updating the (PCM) software. Our technicians remind us that check engine light related problems should be properly diagnosed before any software updates are completed.
Vehicles with a 6sp manual transaxle may develop a fluid leak from one or both axle seals. The seals can become damaged due to an interference fit of the axle. Our technicians recommend to replace the inner axle tri-pod housing with a revised part along with the affected axle seal. Repairs should be performed on both left and right front axles if a leak is noted.
Kia Forte QuestionsWhy did my car shut off while driving, in motion? It totaled due to brakes lock (2 answers)
My Kia forte shut off while I was driving it. I wasn't stopped I was actually in motion. This accured 4 times. This last time in February 2016 it was totaled due to the brakes locking up and it hit a cement wall. I still owe on the car and I can't seem to get Kia to respond to see if ...
The TC is dry
Kia Forte RecallsFront 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.
The transmission cooler hose may have been improperly manufactured and may develop a leak. Dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose free of charge to resolve the concern.
An electrical resistor is contained in the cooling fan electrical control system. This resistor can overheat and/or melt, increasing the chance of an electrical fire. Dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. Vehicles with a 1,8L engine will also have the engine control module software updated.