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Kia Forte Recalls

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Most Recent Kia Forte Recall

On June 1, 2018, Kia recalled 507,587 Kia Forte. Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 kia forte, forte koup, 2011-2013 kia optima and 2011-2012 kia optima hybrid and sedona vehicles. in the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (acu) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.
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Kia Forte Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 1, 2018

The vehicle air bags and seat belt pretensioners  are restraint devices that protect occupants in an accident. During a crash where deployment is needed, these restraint devices may fail to deploy due to a short circuit within the air bag control unit (ACU).  This would lead to increased risk of occupant injury.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Kia recall number is SC165.

Years Affected:2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 1, 2017

A fault within the brake pedal stopper pad may cause the brake lights may stay illuminated and allow the shift lever to be able to be shifted out of the park position without depressing the brake pedal. This can cause increased risk of a crash.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Kia recall number is SC158.

Years Affected:2012, 2013, 2014
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 17, 2016

The plates that are screwed down to fasten the front seat belt retractor to the vehicle may not be tightened properly. This could result in the seat belt separating from the vehicle in an accident, failing to restrain an occupant. 

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Year Affected:2013
RepairPal Expert Overview on February 5, 2016

The hose that carries transmission fluid to a cooler that keeps the fluid from overheating may develop a leak. This can result in transmission failure and the vehicle not moving when commanded.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in March, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Kia recall number is SC129.

Year Affected:2011
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 16, 2015

The electric cooling fan control resistor can overheat and melt, increasing the risk of an electrical fire.

Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning February 24, 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Kia recall number is SC113.

Year Affected:2014
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