fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,861 miles

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2017 Kia Forte Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 292019


  • miles


My headlights keep going burning out. I have replaced them at least 5 times in the past year and a half.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 142019


  • 46,729 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Kia Forte. The contact stated that the vehicle did not pass state inspection because the rear passenger side tail light was out. The contact stated that the light bulb was replaced on August 13, 2019 by an independent mechanic. The contact also mentioned that the headlights failed to operate at least fifteen times since the vehicle was purchased on November 18, 2017. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failures. The headlight failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 46,729.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 142018


  • 10,000 miles
Has gone through 5 sets of headlamps in the first year and a half of cars life. Usually a electrical burning smell occurs when bulbs burn out. Have asked dealership to address the issue with every oil change only to get confused looks or insured excuses. Only seems to effect the front headlamps and led lights still on original factory rear lamps. Have left 6 messages with dealership after last incident with no call back.

- Wagoner, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 292018


  • 7,298 miles


Leaking oil in the in the oil pan gasket, also a notorious corrosion in the aluminum engine block, the Kia have less than year, when I take into the oil change, the dealer did a inspection in the car, but never mentioned the leaking oil from the oil gasket pan. The second problems the break lights bulbs constantly keep burning in the back driver side a the passengers side. In one year I replaced 5 light bulbs.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 142019


  • miles
Kia Forte driverside front head light on low beams will not come on. Dealer states part is on back order when having oil change done several weeks ago. In three weeks will need car to drive possible at night to child college graduation through mountains. Do not know if other head lamp will malfunction and stop working. The driverside was going and out now stays off. Vehicle is still under warranty.

- Germantown, TN, USA

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problem #2

Jul 102017


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Kia Forte. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer koons Kia of woodbridge (14208 jefferson davis hwy, woodbridge, va 22191) where it was diagnosed that a fuse needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. In addition, the head lights and rear lights failed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case. The contact was advised that the manufacturer would cover the electrical failure. The vehicle was currently at the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 26,000. The VIN was not available.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 282017


  • miles
My car the gas shoots out, I have to go through all this with a new car my engine light been on from the time I bought it this car gave me problems every time I bring it back they said just drop it off so we can try fixing it it take up to three days are more plus they don¿T give out loaner car at all so how I suppose to get to work so I continue to drive it like that.I don¿T know why I brought this car. It wasted my money and time.

- Houston, TX, USA

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