Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2013 Kia Forte engine problems

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2013 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 132012

Forte 4-cyl

  • miles


2013 Kia Forte. Consumer writes in regards to major engine defects. The consumer stated three weeks after her daughter purchased the vehicle, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle overheated. The vehicle started to malfunction and became difficult to control. Smoke and a very strong burning odor emitted from the engine. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for an inspection. The radiator was found to be faulty. Since the repairs were made, the vehicle was burning excessive amount of oil, which required adding oil to keep it at full level. The tail pipe was dark black and heavily soiled, which indicated the vehicle still had a serious problem. One month later, the consumer experienced delayed acceleration

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

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