KIA FORTE 2011: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Make : KIA Model : FORTE Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-08-27 - 2010-11-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V070000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-03-30 Date Received by ODI: 2016-02-05 Date Added to Database: 2016-02-05
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC129
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10240
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles manufactured August 27, 2010, to November 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.
Consequence:
      If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall began March 30, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC129.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.