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Kia Recalls 215 Units of 2023 Forte Over Front Control Arm Welding Issue

Kia Recalls 215 Units of 2023 Forte Over Front Control Arm Welding Issue
Kia Recalls 215 Units of 2023 Forte Over Front Control Arm Welding Issue

Kia is recalling 215 units of the 2023 Forte due to issues with improperly welded front lower control arms. The problem surfaced after a report of a broken control arm, which fractured due to a manufacturing error by Donghee Mexico, the supplier.

This defect could affect steering by altering the vehicle’s toe angle. The affected Forte models were manufactured between April 12, 2023, and May 8, 2023.

Kia will notify dealers by April 12, with owner notifications sent out by April 17. Owners can check if their vehicle is affected using Kia’s recall portal or the NHTSA’s website.

The 2023 Forte, priced from $19,990, boasts fuel efficiency of up to 41 mpg and offers up to 201 horsepower. The lineup includes various trims like the LX, LXS, GT-Line, GT, and GT Manual.

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In other news, Kia unveiled the 2025 K4 at the New York International Auto Show. The K4, sharing platform elements with the Hyundai Elantra, offers engine options generating up to 190 horsepower. It comes with advanced driver assistance systems, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and cordless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. The K4 will hit dealer showrooms later this year.

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