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2013 Kia Forte Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

4 star
KiaDriver624 writes:
Good value for the price of car

Seating adjustments not enough but love the handling and engine power and gas mileage

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2013 Kia Forte

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Overall Front Crash
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Overall Side Crash
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
Rollover
Side Pole Crash

Recall Notices

2013 Kia Forte (5/17/2016)

Campaign Number: 16V312000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: 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.
Defect: If a retaining plate breaks during a crash, pieces of the plate could strike the occupants, increasing risk of injury.
Corrective Action: 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.