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 www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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