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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2011 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102013


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Kia Forte. The contact stated that while sitting at a complete stop, another vehicle traveling 60 mph crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The impact caused the contact's vehicle to be pushed forward at approximately two hundred feet and into the rear of another vehicle. The driver's side head rest and metal bar became separated upon impact. The contact suffered from whiplash, neck strains, and lacerations to the lower back and right leg. A police report was filed. In addition, the driver and passenger's side air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 35,000.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 022011


  • 10,000 miles
I was involved in a head-on collision in which I was only traveling 20 mph. Both the front driver airbag and the driver's side curtain airbag both deployed. After the accident, I realized that the seat behind me had unlatched and my son's booster car seat was thrown from its place. Needless to say, he wasn't buckled in; he was at school. Nevertheless, I think that this malfunction could have potentially seriously hurt my son. The car was deemed at total loss and I will not purchase this vehicle again.

- Pomona, CA, USA

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