definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,500 miles

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2010 Kia Forte lights problems

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2010 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 182013

Forte 4-cyl

  • 58,500 miles


Front turn signal bulbs keep quit working, this appears to be a poor design on the bulb socket to headlamp housing connection, both sides have had this issue multiple times, if you remove the socket and reinstall it they start working again, there is no corrosion present. This should be investigated as it creates a serious danger to occupants as other vehicles are unaware of the vehicles intended direction.

- Pasco , WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082013

Forte 4-cyl

  • miles
Starting about a year ago, the headlights on my car (low beam) started to regularly burn out about every month or two. I finally brought it into the dealership to find out what was going on and was told that there was a ground problem in both the wiring harnesses for the headlights. (the same issue in both ?? ) this has to be a safety defect as it has caused me to be driving at night when both of them burned out at the same time. With the same defect being in two different parts on the same car, I have a hard time believing this is not a general problem especially after talking to people in the dealership having similar problems..

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 142013

Forte 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
ESC light stays on, brake lights don't work, and cruise control works sporadically, all fuses are working, a quick google search reflects that the a faulty brake light switch might be the cause, which in fact it was.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #2

Jul 302013


  • 30,000 miles
I was driving home from work and a man flagged me down at a red light to let me know that none of my brake lights were working. I have also noticed the cruise control as well as traction control buttons not working properly. There doesn't seem to be any issue with the fuses. If I can not find a fix to this problem it may result in myself getting rear ended.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 302010


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Kia Forte. The contact was driving 40 mph when the interior and exterior lights failed to illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 52,400.

- Toomsuba, MS, USA

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