Kia Forte Repair and Maintenance

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

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Kia Forte Problems

Turn on AC and caused Engine shutdown

Last weekend when i drive my car to Pavilion parking bay, the engine suddenly shutdown while i am looking for car parking lot. This is my first experience since i bought the car. I attempt to re-start engine by pushing the push start button and the engine able to start back, however when i go ahead to turn the AC again, the engine will shut down immediately. I got no choice and need to drive my car w/o AC. I tried to send my car to Naza kia se...

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.

Check Engne Light/Driveability Concerns

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.

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Kia Forte Questions

tires and brakes wearing out (1 answer)

i have a 2015 kia forte and i have put numerous brakes and tires on it....

KIA forte 2010 sedan (1600 cc) 4-speed automatic dose my car have timing belt (1 answer)

hi
i have KIA forte 2010 sedan (1600 cc) with 4-speed automatic

dose my car have timing belt or chain ? because my millage almost 100000 km
and i must to change gear oil or no ???

thanks in advance

waleed hurani

2011 kia forte has knocking noise in front end. Don't know where is coming from. (1 answer)

sounds like a rattle noise when going slow speed.

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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.

Transmission Fluid Leaks From Cooler Hose

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.

Potential Electrical Fire

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.

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Kia Forte Reviews

Love this car! I don't see many others on the road and I know I know a secret no one else knows - because my Kia is the best on the road. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's one of the most comfortable cars I have driven.
This car has the automatic trans. It has plenty of get up and go, we have only had it for 12,000 miles but if it keeps doing as good as it does now we will have but one complaint and it is very minor, your vison is a little restricted when backing up but nothing we can't live with.Over all very happy with it.
I love my car. I bought it just over a year ago and so far (12500 miles later) have had no problems with it. It is stylish, and in comparison to the other cars in its class, it has a TON more standard features than they do (a car for the same price, same class actually had MANUAL WINDOWS. I didn't even think they existed any more!!). All in all, for the price I paid, I really think this car was...

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