KIA FORTE 2013: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Make : KIA Model : FORTE Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-09-10 - 2012-10-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V312000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-07-01 Date Received by ODI: 2016-05-17 Date Added to Database: 2016-05-17
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC132
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5245
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2013 Forte vehicles manufactured September 10, 2012, to October 31, 2012. The screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates may not have been properly tightened, and as a result, the seatbelt retractor retaining plates may break in a crash.
Consequence:
      If a retaining plate breaks during a crash, pieces of the plate could strike the occupants, increasing risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace both front seatbelt assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. The recall began July 1, 2016. Kia's number for this recall is SC132.
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.