Kia Forte Problems

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Most Common Kia Forte Problems

The navigation unit in the Kia Forte may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers.
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.
Vehicles with a 6sp manual transaxle may develop a fluid leak from one or both axle seals.
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Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Kia Forte years 2011, 2010, and 2016 are the most likely to experience problems.
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