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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,940 miles

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2013 Kia Forte windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2013 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122013


  • 10,940 miles


At approximately 11:30 a.M., traveling on a two lane, paved road, at approximately 45 mph, heard a load "pop." Noticed rear window had exploded. Pulled off road. All glass was still intact, but, in a million pieces. There was not any noticeable holes, indentations, or any obvious signs of what may have caused the damage. There did appear to be primary point of where the damage was coming from, one of the top defroster lines. Currently working with local dealer, same as where I purchased vehicle, to repair. Appears, manufacturer will handle, however, not certain.

- Troutman, NC, USA

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