Recalls & Defects For 2017 Kia Forte



Vehicle Report: 2017 Kia Forte

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: AIR Bags: AIR Bag/Restraint Control Module

Report Receipt Date: 06/01/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v363000

Summary
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.

Consequence
If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

Remedy
Kia will notify owners. for model year 2011 sedona vehicles, kia will instruct dealers to verify the acu part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the acu connector and the vehicle harness connector. for all other affected vehicles, kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. the recall began september 28, 2018. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc165.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Power Train:automatic Transmission:cooling Unit and Lines

Report Receipt Date: 02/05/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v070000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 forte vehicles manufactured august 27, 2010, to november 11, 2010. the affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.

Consequence
If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. the recall began march 30, 2016. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc129.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags

Report Receipt Date: 01/25/2022
NHTSA Campaign: 22v031000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2017-2019 sedona, soul, soul ev, 2017-2018 forte, and 2017 forte koup vehicles. the air bag control unit (acu) cover may contact a memory chip on the printed circuit board and damage the electrical circuit. circuit damage may result in deactivated air bags that will not deploy in a crash.

Consequence
Air bags that do not deploy as intended can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Remedy
Dealers will inspect the acu, and either update the software or replace the unit, as necessary. repairs will be performed free of charge. owner notification letters were mailed march 21, 2022. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc226.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.


Recall Subject: Latches/Locks/Linkages:trunk Lid:latch

Report Receipt Date: 08/09/2021
NHTSA Campaign: 21v622000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 forte 4-door, forte koup 2-door, and 2018-2019 rio 4-door vehicles. the trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 401, "internal trunk release."

Consequence
A person inside the trunk compartment may become trapped, increasing their risk of injury.

Remedy
Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. owner notification letters were mailed on february 10, 2022. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc216.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.


Recall Subject: Engine and Engine Cooling:engine:oil/Lubrication:pump

Report Receipt Date: 04/13/2021
NHTSA Campaign: 21v260000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 forte vehicles equipped with a 2.0l nu mpi engine. foreign particles may stick inside the oil pump, which may cause an oil pump failure and engine damage.

Consequence
A damaged engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil pan, free of charge. owner letters were mailed august 16, 2021. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc210.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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