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Kia Forte

The Kia Forte brings simple controls, impressive fuel economy and a respectable list of standard advanced safety features. But while at one time is was one of the better affordable cars, the current model has regressed to basic transportation. It suffers from a stiff ride and its cabin is extremely loud even by the category’s modest standards.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Forte to be less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on data from 2019 models.

Predicted Reliability
The 2022 Kia Forte has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
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Brakes
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Exhaust
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

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For this Rating, we averaged a model’s Overall Reliability for the newest three years, provided the vehicle did not change significantly in that time and hasn’t been redesigned for 2021. We include a prediction for a model that is new or has been redesigned, based on its reliability history or the manufacturer’s track record.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STEERING
May 05, 2022
Loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Rio and Forte vehicles. A bolt in the steering column may not be secured properly, which can cause the steering column to detach from the steering rack and result in a loss of steering control.
What should you do:
Dealers will tighten the lower steering column u-joint retention bolt, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 27, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall SC235.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V304000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30
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