2014 Kia Forte miscellaneous NHTSA complaints: Unknown Or Other

NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,169 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.

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2014 Kia Forte miscellaneous problems

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2014 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 182016


  • 27,000 miles


I purchased this Kia new. Within one week I notice there were bubbles on the side wall of 2 of the 4, nexen classic premere tires that came with the car. I returned to the dealer who told me that happens when you hit potholes. The car had barely been driven. The dealer would do nothing. Additionally, this car is issued to the public without a spare tire of any kind. And no jack. There is a compression pump and some tire fix it to temp patch a leak. I told the dealer what if the sidewall blows out. Call road assistance. Well, the sidewall blew out. My daughter had driven to a friend's house. Parked the car and came out to find the sidewall bubble had ruptured. She could not locate the phone number to call. I called the dealer and got the number but the wait would be at least an hour. I handled the situation. My biggest complaint is that this is not safe. The car does not even have a jack in it! the sidewall shredded. I put a Goodyear in its place. How the automotive community can let this type of product out on the street - this unsafe product - is beyond any reason. And as I have stated, I pointed this out to the dealer within a few days of taking receipt of this brand new car. I have another tire with a bubble and they don't care. The dealer quoted me a price of $380 to have a spare tire and jack kit for my car. What an embarrassment for the oem and the car community. I deal directly with oems. I intend to litigate this issue.

- Berkley, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 062016


  • 51,000 miles
I was changing the oil on my car and noticed that a hose below the car broke and was leaking some type of fluid. I noticed this about 30 minutes ago, but the issue could have been going on for much longer.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 082016


  • 62,845 miles
2014 Kia Forte 63000 miles shuts off at random speeds and when stoping or turning this is a extream safety issue something needs to be done about this dealer cant figure it out and wont work on it anymore its has been to the dealer about this issue 4 times a week with no help

- Bowman, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 112016


  • miles
Windshield on 2010 2014 Kia Forte seems to be extremely weak. I have had to replace windshield twice on the 2010 Forte due to small rock hitting windshield and have to replace 2014 Kia Forte windshield due to same problem with the windshield. In comparison my 2003 corolla has endured the same driving conditions for much longer with no problems with the windshield.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 112014


  • 5,000 miles
I was pulling away from a red light when I heard what sounded like a gunshot right next to me. I looked around, saw nothing. There was no traffic near me and no bridges or overpasses anywhere near. I then heard something that sounded like rocks on the roof of my car. I pulled into a parking lot and got out to look. My sunroof had exploded. It exploded outward, the opposite of what I would expect from it being hit from above (and there was absolutely nothing that could have hit me in that particular location). I drove to Kia and told them what happened. They replaced the sunroof, but told me that they could not explain what happened and that even with a team of engineers it would have been hard to tell what caused the spontaneous explosion. I called the Kia 800 number and reported the incident. This was a brand new car, I had bought it 3 months earlier and it only had 5,000 miles on it.

- Redding, CA, USA

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