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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,250 miles

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2010 Kia Forte seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 032015

Forte 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2010 Kia Forte rear ended a 2012 Toyota venza while traveling at approximately 40 mph on wet asphalt pavement. Upon collision, the air bag failed to deploy and seal belt restraint failed to hold back driver of the Kia. Drivers forehead hit and bent steering wheel and caused major front end damage to the Kia and considerably less damage to the Toyota venza. Kia was not drivable, so it was taken to a salvage yard of a flat bed truck. Driver of Kia was taken to hospital for X-rays and evaluation. Driver of Kia suffer neck\back pain, bruised forehead and head ache and was prescribed pain pills & anti inflammatory medication. My greatest concern is that I own two Kia's, one for each of my collage age kids and fear that the same outcome may occur again with dire consequences. Failure of the air bag deployment and seat belt restraint must be addressed and corrected by Kia before more injuries occur... updated 02/19/15 updated 3/30/2016

- Saint John, IN, USA

problem #3

Dec 112013

Forte

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Kia Forte ex. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, she attempted to avoid crashing into an animal and crashed into a tree. The contact sustained a head trauma and injuries to the knee. A police report was filed of the incident. The seat belt retractor failed to secure and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. The VIN was not available.

- Marshall, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 162013

Forte 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Was rear ended by another car traveling 60 mph, passenger side seatbelt did not lock and air bags did not deploy. Driver hit head on drivers side window and passenger suffered whiplash, concussion and back pain from impact and seatbelt not locking to hold them in place. Car was totaled by insurance company.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 212011

Forte 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
My wife was involved in a single vehicle accident in our 2010 Kia Forte koup, she was traveling 50 mph and attempted to avoid a dog in the roadway when she over corrected and went off the road and hit a ditch, the vehicle was deemed "totaled", during this accident the air bags failed to deploy and the seatbelt failed to restrain her, my wife hit the steering wheel with her forehead, nose, and upper chest.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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