Recall Alert: 2011 Kia Forte

11_Kia_Forte_Recall.jpg 2011 Kia Forte | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,000 model-year 2011 Kia Forte cars built from Aug. 27 to Nov. 11, 2010

The Problem: A transmission fluid cooler hose may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak. If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose for free.

What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners on March 30. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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