Kia has recently issued a recall for the Forte as some of these vehicles can encounter a fire risk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Kia have recently announced a recall for the Forte, across the United States, as the model in question apparently suffers from a fire risk. According to the feds, the affected vehicles have a problem with a cooling fan resistor which can overheat and melt and if this happens, the fire risk will be increased.
“In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt. If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire”, says the NHTSA in its official press released.
The affected Kia Forte vehicles are from the 2014 model year and they have been produced between the 5th of December, 2012, and the 17th o April, 2014. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by Kia soon and they will schedule an appointment with the dealers which will be replacing the cooling fan resistor and the multi-fuse unit, of course, free of charge. If you happen to own the 1.8 liter version, than you will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall is expected to begin in February and owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by Kia. If you are looking to find out some extra details on the topic, than you can contact the Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.