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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 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.

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2011 Kia Forte steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 072016

Forte

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Kia Forte. The contact heard a noise from the steering wheel column. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the steering wheel column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Cecil, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 262015

Forte

  • 96,000 miles
My son was driving the car at the time and the steering locked up on him taking him to the left and he had to jerk it back very hard to unlock it to stay on the road, thank goodness there was no on coming traffic. This has happened several times and it also locks when put in park and I can't get it to start or get steering wheel to move.

- Vine Grove, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 202015

Forte

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Kia Forte. While driving at various speeds and making a left turn, the vehicle suddenly decelerated and continued to drive straight although the steering wheel was turned to the left. The contact indicated once the steering wheel was turned back to the right, the steering would operate as normal. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and to an independent mechanic who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 8/21/15

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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