2014 Kia FORTE Electrical System Recall

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2014 Kia FORTE Electrical System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #106215
NHTSA Compaign #15V015000
MFG Compaign #SC113
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelFORTE
 Model Year2014
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
 Date of notification20/02/15
 Begin date of manufacuring05/12/12
 End date of manufacturing17/04/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received16/01/15
 Report created16/01/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units86880
 Defect summaryKia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 kia forte vehicles manufactured december 5, 2012, to april 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.
 Consequence summaryIf the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from december 5, 2012 to january 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from january 28, 2014 to april 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1. 8l engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall began on february 20, 2015. Owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is sc113.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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