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2010 Kia Forte fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,077 miles

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2010 Kia Forte fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #3

May 072014

Forte 4-cyl

  • 70,130 miles


Turned vehicle on, put in reverse, as I pressed gas to back out of driveway and first started moving, the vehicle died. I was half in road and tried to restart car and it would not start, engine wont run. Had to push car to side of roadway for safety. Called roadside assistance through my insurance to tow car to my fathers garage. The car is not pumping fuel to the engine. It is not the fuel pump, but a faulty fuel pump assembly system and the whole system needs to be replaced. The wire harness in the fuel pump assembly is a bad connection causing it to overheat and damage the terminal. Called Kia of middletown NY where car was purchased and they will not release any information regarding any recalls or warranty information on my vehicle even with me providing all information on my vehicle unless I now tow the vehicle to middletown NY and its physically there. They do not seem to take the complaint seriously.

- Liberty, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 012013

Forte 4-cyl

  • 47,100 miles
Our 2010 Kia Forte ex lost 90% of power repeatedly (rpms drop to idle, regardless of throttle position) at speeds from 0-35mph. This is not the first occurrence, but I think it is the same problem. This is very dangerous if you are making a left turn and you lose acceleration, you can be in the way of oncoming traffic by losing power. About 2 years ago (25,000 miles or so) the tps (throttle position sensor) went out. Kia could not diagnose it until it threw a code (lame). Now we get the same issue, the vehicle is stalling, or "stumbling" when the speed should be constant or accelerating, but there is no engine code for the code reader to pickup yet, so the mechanics can't figure out what to do. Apparently this is a problem on many models of Kia/Hyundai and the mechanics don't recognize it so they can't fix it, and you are stuck with a dangerous condition. I think there should be a recall of these faulty tps sensors. Kia/Hyundai should at least issue a safety tsb (technical service bulletin) to clue in their mechanics as to what the problem is. Here's a great article showing the problem: thanks for your attention to this matter.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #1

Jan 082013

Forte 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
Odor of gasoline in passenger and engine compartment.

- Horsham, PA, USA

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