Weekly Safety Recall Update

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NHTSAThe latest list of safety recall updates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for this week presents only one make or model with a recall that could affect nearly 100,000 units. This time it is our Korean neighbors, Kia, that are under the gun. Please log onto BestRide.com frequently for the latest in NHTSA safety recall updates, automotive news and views, as well as millions of listings on quality new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. From a low-mileage late model to a vintage, classic, or muscle car, BestRide.com features a myriad of vehicles in so many styles and configurations that you are bound to like at least one of them.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V015000
Kia Recall Campaign Number: SC113

kia forte 2014Vehicles Affected: Certain 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012 through April 17, 2014. Approximately 86,880 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall.

Cause: In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.

Concern: If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.

Correction: Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from December 5, 2012 through January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from January 28, 2014 through April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall is expected to begin February 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.

NOTE: Affected vehicles should be parked outdoors until this condition is rectified. Never park in an inhabited building as a potential vehicle fire could easily spread to the nearby structure.

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.

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