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by Kia Motors America

KIA FORTE RECALLS - (45 Recalls Found)

Since 1994, KIA has issued a total of 605 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 45 have been for the KIA FORTE starting in 2013. This accounts for approximately 1.3% of the 52754 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The FORTE accounts for about 7.4% of all the KIA recalls issued since 1994. Compared to other car manufacturers, KIA ranks #28 in overall number of recalls issued by a car maker.

Please keep in mind these numbers are for statistical purposes only & do not necessarily reflect the quality of the KIA FORTE or KIA itself. These figures are based only on the number of recalls issued and NOT the total number of vehicles affected by a particular recall.

Find your KIA FORTE listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired KIA FORTE to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2022 Recalls ↓

2022 KIA FORTE Recall - STEERING:COLUMN

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 5/5/2022
2021 Recalls ↓

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - STEERING:COLUMN

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 5/5/2022

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 3/11/2021

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 3/11/2021

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 3/11/2021

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION:FRONT PASSENGER

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 3/11/2021

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION:FRONT PASSENGER

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 3/11/2021

2021 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION:FRONT PASSENGER

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 3/11/2021
2019 Recalls ↓

2019 KIA FORTE Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Kia Forte vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The headlights may not have been manufactured with the correct low beam aiming. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."Recall Details - 10/31/2018

2019 KIA FORTE Recall - POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Forte vehicles. The left front axle driveshaft may not have been heat-treated, which can cause it to break.Recall Details - 8/5/2020
2018 Recalls ↓

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:PUMP

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 4/13/2021

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:PUMP

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 4/13/2021

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 8/9/2021

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 8/9/2021

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2018 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022
2017 Recalls ↓

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 8/9/2021

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 8/9/2021

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/25/2022

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:PUMP

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 4/13/2021

2017 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:PUMP

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 4/13/2021
2016 Recalls ↓

2016 KIA FORTE Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 8/9/2021

2016 KIA FORTE Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Problem: 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."Recall Details - 8/9/2021
2015 Recalls ↓

2015 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.Recall Details - 12/2/2020
2014 Recalls ↓

2014 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.Recall Details - 12/2/2020

2014 KIA FORTE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 1/16/2015

2014 KIA FORTE Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 12/1/2017
2013 Recalls ↓

2013 KIA FORTE Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 12/1/2017

2013 KIA FORTE Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2013 Forte vehicles manufactured September 10, 2012, to October 31, 2012. The screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates may not have been properly tightened, and as a result, the seatbelt retractor retaining plates may break in a crash.Recall Details - 5/17/2016

2013 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 6/1/2018

2013 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.Recall Details - 12/2/2020
2012 Recalls ↓

2012 KIA FORTE Recall - ENGINE

Problem: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.Recall Details - 12/2/2020

2012 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 6/1/2018

2012 KIA FORTE Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 12/1/2017
2011 Recalls ↓

2011 KIA FORTE Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Problem: 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. Recall Details - 2/5/2016

2011 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 6/1/2018
2010 Recalls ↓

2010 KIA FORTE Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.Recall Details - 4/1/2013

2010 KIA FORTE Recall - AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Problem: 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.Recall Details - 6/1/2018
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