Faulty Transmission Hose Prompts Forte Recall from Kia Motors

Faulty Transmission Hose Prompts Forte Recall from Kia Motors
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February 24, 2016

Kia Motors has announced a recall for sedans with a malfunctioning transmission.

The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.

If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia is including about 10,000 vehicles in this recall.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542.