2016 Kia Forte engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
417 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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2016 Kia Forte engine problems

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2016 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122016


  • 1,000 miles


When you push gas feed it hesitates then you push a little more it goes to fast. Driving in town traffic is a problem you push gas feed a little it doesn't want to go give a little more gas and it goes to fast. Went back to dealer ship only had the car around 2 months they put new throttle body on, still had same problem. We traded the car back to the dealership for another Kia Forte which cost us another 3 thousand dollars because car was not safe. Now the new Kia Forte is doing the same thing

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #2

Jun 232016


  • 150 miles
The car does not accelerate at times and when it does it lurches and hesitates as I am driving and air conditioner fan goes up and down

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

May 282016


  • 100 miles
I bought a brand new Kia Forte 2016 on 5/27/2016. Since day one, I've been facing a problem that I think is a big safety issue. When driving the car at regular speeds, the car suddenly loses acceleration and even if I hit the gas pedal, nothing happens for 2-3 seconds and after 2-3 seconds, the gas pedal starts to respond. This has landed me into problems at various times and I almost went to an accident. 1. once I was changing lanes while driving at 45 mph, and all of a sudden the acceleration of the car dropped and I felt certain that somebody would hit me from the side because my car just won't accelerate. 2. once driving at 50 mph, the car suddenly dropped acceleration and the car behind me came so close that I feared that it would hit me. Fortunately the other car driver realised my dropped accleration and slowed down. Incidents like #2 have happened many times and I have taken the car to a Kia dealership (gerald Kia of naperville, il) but they simply told me that there was nothing wrong with the car because they couldn't reproduce the problem. This problem is intermittent and I don't know of a sure fire way to reproduce this problem, but someone has to believe me that it happens all of a sudden in the middle of the road and it really scares the heck out of me. Since the car manufacturer and the dealership is not helping me at all, I want to bring this problem to the attention of the us government. I really feel that this is a big safety issue for me and my family and I don't feel safe at all while driving this car. I spent my money on a brand new car but the car manufacturer and the dealer are not ready to help me. My family members have also driven this car and they can also testify. Please help me with this problem. I don't have enough money to buy a replacement.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

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