About 86,900 Kia Fortes Recalled for Overheating Cooling Fan Resistor
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January 26, 2015

Kia is recalling about 86,900 model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles because the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.

If this occurs, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.

Kia will notify owners affected by the recalled.

For vehicles produced from Dec. 5, 2012 to Jan. 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from Jan. 28 2014 to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only.

Vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated.

For more information, owners can contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.