2014 Kia Forte Sedan Recalled for Fire Risk

2014 Kia Forte Sedan Recalled for Fire Risk

The 2014 Kia Forte sedan is being recalled for a possible fire hazard.

The Korean automaker is recalling nearly 87,000 Forte sedans due to an issue with the cooling system’s radiator fan resistor. According to the recall notice, the resister can overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire. Affected models are equipped with either the 1.8- or 2.0-liter engine. At least two fires related to the issue have been reported in early 2014.

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Kia is expected to begin notifying customers of the recall on February 24 and will replace the defective fan resistor and the multi-fuse unit in models built from December 5, 2012 to January 27, 2014. No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

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