2018 Kia FORTE Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Kia FORTE Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1718510
 Internal NHTSA #11388762
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelFORTE
 Model Year2018
 File date15/01/21
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemNote: the individual submitting this statement of facts is prepared and willing to testify before congress or any court of law that all of which that is contained within this submission is based on facts and truth . Also let it be known a degree in "applied science in automotive & diesel technology and advanced drill fluids technology & engineering" is held by this individual and the later degree deals with the construction and engineering of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids (i. E.> water based and oil based fluids such as a engine oil ) is well within the individuals understanding of the molecular construction and deconstruction of elements . I was approached by a friend who had a situation that required quick action if any hopes of a remedy were to prevail , and the end result for myself would be owning a 2018 kia forte . The said vehicle had a total of 41,117 miles calculated and displayed on the information display attached to the instrument cluster . The vehicle was well maintained by the kia dealership as promised up to the warranty period of 12000 miles as promised by kia , at no extra charge to the customer. Afterwards the 1st original owner would continue the schedules service as outlined in the owners manual . This maintenance service would always be performed at the owners usual trusted repair shop and if not within the area at the time service was needed , a reputable repair shop would be the choice . With a well maintained vehicle in my possession i soon experienced an engine failure due to metal shavings causing poor oil circulation and paired with several other factors causing sludge build up which rendered my vehicle garbage . The dealership claimed it was due to negligence and improper maintenance . The failure happened while my children were in the vehicle during a thunderstorm with flash flooding . "satisfaction guarantee" is a lie !
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure41000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePALESTINE, TX
VIN pattern 3KPFK4A78JEXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase04/10/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed20
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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