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2019 KIA FORTE

Report Date:
August 05, 2020
Campaign Number:
20V459000
Component:
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Summary:
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.

Consequence Summary:
A broken driveshaft can result in a sudden loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left front axle driveshaft for a heat treatment verification code, and replace it if the code is missing, free of charge. The recall began September 2, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC195.

2019 KIA FORTE

Report Date:
October 31, 2018
Campaign Number:
18V771000
Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Summary:
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."

Consequence Summary:
If the headlights are not properly aimed, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlight aiming and replace the headlights, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC171.