Recalls & Defects For 2017 Kia Forte



Vehicle Report: 2017 Kia Forte

Recalls & Defects

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.


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: Steering:column

Report Receipt Date: 05/05/2022
NHTSA Campaign: 22v304000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 rio and forte vehicles. a bolt in the steering column may not be secured properly, which can cause the steering column to detach from the steering rack and result in a loss of steering control.

Consequence
Loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Dealers will tighten the lower steering column u-joint retention bolt, free of charge. owner notification letters were mailed may 27, 2022. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall sc235.

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: AIR Bags: AIR Bag/Restraint Control Module

Report Receipt Date: 03/11/2021
NHTSA Campaign: 21v164000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2021 telluride, k5, and forte vehicles. the occupant classification and detection system (ocs/ods) unit may not detect the presence of a child restraint system in the front passenger seat. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

Consequence
In the event of a crash, deployment of the front passenger air bag, with a child in that seat, can increase the risk of injury to the child.

Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ocs/ods unit, free of charge. the recall began march 18, 2021. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc207.

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.



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