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Kia Recalls 2014-MY Forte for Fire Risk

January 26, 2015

Photo of 2014 Kia Forte courtesy of Kia Motors.
Photo of 2014 Kia Forte courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Motors America is recalling 86,880 2014 model-year Kia Forte vehicles because their cooling fans might overheat and melt, presenting a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

For vehicles produced from Dec. 5, 2012, to Jan. 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from Jan. 28, 2014, to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only, NHTSA said. Additionally, dealers will update the engine control unit software in vehicles with a 1.8L engine.

The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24. Kia Forte owners can reach Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC113.

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