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2014 Kia Forte Reliability Ratings

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2014 Kia Forte Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES Recall Date: 11/30/2017
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Forte and Forte Koup vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 134366
  • Consequence: If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 30, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC158.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 01, 2012 to FEB 27, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC158
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V773000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Recall Date: 01/15/2015
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 86880
  • Consequence: If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from December 5, 2012 to January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from January 28, 2014 to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall began on February 20, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC113.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 04, 2012 to APR 16, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC113
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V015000

2014 Kia Forte Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 10/16/17

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