2021 KIA Forte

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 2021 KIA Forte

Recall Date Component Summary
May 5, 2022 STEERING:COLUMN

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.

Remedy:

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.

March 11, 2021 AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE | AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION:FRONT PASSENGER

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2021 Telluride, K5, and Forte vehicles. The Occupant Classification and Detection System (OCS/ODS) unit may not detect the presence of a child restraint system in the front passenger seat. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the OCS/ODS unit, free of charge. The recall began March 18, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC207.

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3 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2021 KIA Forte

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VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11403077
AIR BAGS | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11397070
AIR BAGS | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11397070
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50 Service Alerts for 2021 KIA Forte

Date Description
November 11, 2021 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: IVT SOFTWARE LOGIC IMPROVEMENT AND/OR IVT REPLACEMENT (SC199) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in th

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November 11, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: IVT SOFTWARE LOGIC IMPROVEMENT AND/OR IVT REPLACEMENT (SC199) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in th

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November 11, 2021 103110 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE:SOFTWARE

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: IVT SOFTWARE LOGIC IMPROVEMENT AND/OR IVT REPLACEMENT (SC199) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in th

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January 24, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: BATTERY DEALER (SHIPPING)/CUSTOMER MODE SWITCH – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This Pitstop provides informa

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April 7, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: IVT SOFTWARE LOGIC IMPROVEMENT AND/OR IVT REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to update the Transmission Control Module (TCM) software logic and, if necessary, replace the Intelligent Variable Tran

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March 30, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT AND MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This pitstop pro

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March 1, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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January 24, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: BATTERY DEALER (SHIPPING)/CUSTOMER MODE SWITCH – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This Pitstop provides informa

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January 6, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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January 6, 2022 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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December 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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December 21, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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December 21, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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December 2, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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December 2, 2021 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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December 2, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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December 2, 2021 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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December 2, 2021 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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October 6, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: REPLACEMENT OF MOBIS C-MDPS SMALL BEARING – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the small bearing of the Column Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS) unit on the vehicles listed below, which may exhibi

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October 5, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar

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September 13, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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September 13, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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September 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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August 3, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) – This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors in

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August 3, 2021 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) – This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors in

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August 24, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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August 24, 2021 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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August 24, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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August 24, 2021 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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August 24, 2021 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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June 9, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PIT STOP: LOG FILE COLLECTION FOR AVN 5.0/W AND DISPLAY AUDIO 2.0 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This Pitstop contai

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April 23, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FUEL TANK INLET CHECK VALVE (ICV) MODIFICATION – This bulletin provides information on the modification of the fuel tank Inlet Check Valve (ICV) on some 2019-2021MY Forte (BDm) vehicles produced from July 9, 2018

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April 28, 2021 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: FRONT VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT FOR DTC C160449 & C160649 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. T

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April 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This bulletin pr

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March 23, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: BATTERY DEALER / CUSTOMER MODE SWITCH – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This Pitstop provides information rega

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March 25, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar

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March 11, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This bulletin p

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March 12, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: LOG FILE COLLECTION FOR AVN 5.0/W & DISPLAY AUDIO 2.0 – This Pitstop contains information regarding the log file collection procedure for 2020MY~ models equipped with AVN 5.0/W or Display Audio 2.0 head units.

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February 3, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC21) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the mar

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December 23, 2020 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: LED HEADLAMP REPLACEMENT (SA455) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the LED headlamp(s) on certain 2021MY Kia Forte (BDm) vehicles produced from October 28, 2020 through November 2

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December 23, 2020 121400 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:BULBS

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: LED HEADLAMP REPLACEMENT (SA455) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the LED headlamp(s) on certain 2021MY Kia Forte (BDm) vehicles produced from October 28, 2020 through November 2

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December 23, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: LED HEADLAMP REPLACEMENT (SA455) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the LED headlamp(s) on certain 2021MY Kia Forte (BDm) vehicles produced from October 28, 2020 through November 2

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October 14, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB – DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC21) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This bulleti

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October 7, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: MFC, CONCERNS FOR DISABLED OPERATION – This Pitstop provides information regarding concerns with disabled operation of Multi-Function Camera (MFC) on some Kia vehicles. When normal operation is not possible due to certain outside e

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September 24, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE – This bulletin provides the procedure to turn OFF the service reminder lamp, at the first service interval reminder alert that will display on the instrument cluster.

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August 25, 2020 034510 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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August 25, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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July 27, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MAINTENANCE REMINDER FEATURE – This bulletin provides information on setting the “Service Interval Reminder” feature available on most Kia vehicles. If the service interval reminder is set, the customer will be i

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October 6, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

PITSTOP: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. When servicing windshield wi

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October 6, 2020 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

PITSTOP: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. When servicing windshield wi

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