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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,750 miles

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2013 Kia Forte wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2013 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122015


  • 46,700 miles


I tried backing out, turned my wheels and wasn't able to. Heard a loud pop underneath, then the whole front right of my car sunk in. Tried backing out, but the car was not able to move at all. I put it in park and went outside to see what it was. Hubcap was gone, and the front passenger wheel looked like it sunk into the car. It looked like the weight of the car was sitting on that one wheel. It seems like the tire rod might have broken. Before, I would hear a creaking sound when I pressed on the break, it was louder when the roads were wet. It's a 2013 Kia Forte with only 47K miles on it.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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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