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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,558 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2016 Kia Forte electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042016


  • miles


Brake lights stop working took it to the dealership they said they would fix the brake switch but I'm responsible for the bulbs and the relay and also have to wait until Tuesday for the relay. What's the point of paying for a warranty

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092016


  • 15,000 miles
While driving 50 mph the dash board went black and the car powered completely down.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 022016


  • 1,674 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Kia Forte. While making a left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning and all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt had a dent where the sensor was located. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the interior of the vehicle had a mold odor. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,674.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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