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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
800 miles

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2013 Kia Forte body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 032012


  • 800 miles


Kia Forte 2013 purchased new and had problems with car when driving 55-70 miles at highway speed. The car shakes, tires make noises like they're flat, trouble with steering, really rough ride, smoke came from engine and the car has been a pain considering it's supposed to be new. It also leaks when it rains and sometimes you can't see out rear window. All these things and more were reported to Kia motors who sent me to dealership. The dealership scoffed at the referral, stated Kia motors knows about problems and allegedly checked Forte reporting nothing can be done and nothing is wrong. The car continues to have problems and is a total waste of money plus feels unsafe. There should be some accountability with Kia somewhere but there isn't...guess that's the business cushion.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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