About Kia Forte
Kia Forte, also known as Kia K3 in South Korea, is a compact vehicle manufacturer by South Korean automaker Kia Motors since mid-2008. The first Kia Soul was introduced in 2008 to replace the Kia Cerato and Kia Spectra as 2-door coupé, 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback variants. Up to now, the Kia Forte has been produced through two generations and has always been a popular vehicle among youngsters.
The first generation Kia Forte debuted at 2008 New York International Auto Show as a 2-door coupe, then at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, the Forte sedan was introduced. 5-door Kia Forte hatchback, however, was unveiled at the 2010 New York International Auto Show. During this generation, Kia Forte was offered in LX, EX, SX powered by 1.6, 2.0 L, and 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder engines mated to 5-speed and 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions. The second generation Kia Forte (2013-present) got unveiled for the 2014 model year in late July 2012. Offered in EX and SX trim levels, Kia Forte gets powered from 1.6 L, 1.8 L, and 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine mated to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
Kia Forte Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a compact vehicle, no matter coupe, sedan or hatchback, Kia Forte is very popular among people. However, as time passes by, it is still unavoidable that some auto parts on it start to wear and tear. Once wearing process begins, problems on it will appear:
First, engine problem. Car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com has collected real complaints from real Kia Forte owners, and engine problem is what they complain most. According to them, the engine problem shows as decrease in gas mileage and engine performance such as giving out metallic sounds, backfiring, overheating, stalling even having starting issues. At the same time, dirty deposit on the inside of the housing and dirty exhaust would happen. If Check Engine Light in your Kia Forte also comes on, you can try checking air filter, oil filter, radiator, ignition coil and throttle body gasket.
Second, suspension, braking and transmission issues. In Kia Forte, braking failure is usually caused by broken brake pad set or brake disc. As for suspension failure, it always shows as vehicle tilting to one side and bouncing or bottoming out, excessive vibration, we can basically assume that Forte coil springs are failed. And transmission failure would cause whirring and whining sound, Fort automatic transmission filter should get thorough inspection.
In fact, apart from above mentioned auto parts, some other parts in Kia Forte need your enough attention as well. Cabin air filter is responsible for trapping contaminations and venting out fresh air to the compartment. Its working content means it would get clogged due to long-time usage. Wiper blade and wiper arm, they both work as cleaners of debris on the windscreen to provide better driving visibility. As working under harsh conditions, they are easy to go wild. What's more, door jamb switch, as an electrical part, is also subject to wear and tear owing to accumulation of using. So please remember to add them in your maintenance list.
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