Recalls for 2010 Kia Forte

There are currently 2 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

Contact a Service Center

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V114000

Recall Date: 04/01/2013

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE 'ON' POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER MAY BE ABLE TO BE MOVED OUT OF PARK WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE. THIS MAY LEAD TO UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE CAR WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC098.

Recall Number: 02V051000

Recall Date: 02/08/2002

Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem Summary: CERTAIN SEDANS AND COUPES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." CERTAIN REAR SEAT BELT BUCKLES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED.

Consequence: THE REAR SEAT BELTS WILL WORK PROPERLY AND PROVIDE PROTECTION IN A CRASH, BUT THE OWNER MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY UNFASTENING THE BELT AFTER THE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: IN A PREVIOUS RECALL (01V-380), ONLY RIGHT AND LEFT BUCKLES WERE INSPECTED. THE REAR CENTER BUCKLE SHOULD ALSO BE INSPECTED AND CORRECTED IF NECESSARY. THIS RECALL IS BEING CONDUCTED ONLY FOR THE CENTER BUCKLE. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND REPLACE THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE IMRPOPERLY MANUFACTURED. ONLY BUCKLES THAT ARE MARKED (ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE BUCKLE) WITH AN ASSEMBLY NUMBER BEGINNING WITH 00185, 00186, OR 00187, WILL BE REPLACED. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR DEALER FOR THIS REPLACEMENT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 5, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Certified Service Centers
Near Ashburn, VA

Certification requires warranty on parts and labor, fair-price* guarantee, certified technicians and high customer satisfaction ratings.

*Fair prices, measured by comparing them to the RepairPal Price Estimator.

Additional terms and conditions apply

1330 Old Country Road Riverhead, NY 11901
877-305-7620
Service Pricing
5033 Detroit Road Sheffield Village, OH 44054
866-976-8778
Service Pricing
4580 Washington Rd Evans, GA 30809
888-594-7149
Service Pricing
See More Results