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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,900 miles

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2012 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132014


  • 50,800 miles


My sunroof spontaneously exploded. I checked and nothing hit it, just exploded. I almost got into an accident because of the loud explosion.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #1

Mar 232013


  • 15,000 miles
I was entering the freeway and there was a loud bang/explosion. I pulled off and started closing the sunroof when I noticed it was shattered and a large piece fell out. It was 58' with a smooth road and I was traveling about 50mph with no vehicles in front or to the side of me. The sunroof was open all the way at the time of the breakage.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

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