KIA FORTE 2014: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : KIA Model : FORTE Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2012-12-05 - 2014-04-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V015000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-02-20 Date Received by ODI: 2015-01-16 Date Added to Database: 2015-01-16
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC113
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 86880
Summary:
      Kia 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:
      If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy:
      Kia 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.
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.