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Not being pessimistic but I鈥檓 kinda sketched out by Kia as a whole. Last recall was for 2010-13 Fortes for a similar problem, engine wasn鈥檛 cleaned properly leaving metal shavings inside critical components. Now it turns out another batch of Kias...
 

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Does anyone have an update on Kia forte koup recall? I just called Corporate and if your car is covered they will be sending you a letter to take to the dealership to have fixed. New engine you will get 15yrs/150,000 mile warranty...

 

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Mine is a 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX 2.4L 6MT Theta 2 or Forte Koups Theta 2 are included.

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I want to have them si a full engine health staus check. For a day or 2.

The 3 other previous owner, I'll will never know how well the car was treated & taken care of 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX 2.4L 6MT Theta 2.

I was forced to go to the local junk/salvage yard & search for 2010 thru 2013 Kia Forte Koups(absolutely damn effing rare) & Sedans (plenty of) & buy a pair seatbelt locking mechanism from a 2010 Hyundai Sonata & got lucky with a 2012 Kia Forte Sedan eco seatbelt locking mechanisms.

Mike Shaw Kia dealership quoted price for front passenger & driver seatbelt locking mechanism. Driver side about $700.00 & passenger $1,000 WTF?! F*CKING MOTHERF*CKER SOB?! all because of the damn sensor going out.

Both had just given out of the retraction/wouldn't roll up the seatbelt back in & always had to roll by hand back in. The belts most of the time wouldn't lock if we gave then a quick jerk or if we moved around wouldn't lock us in place. Seatbelts would just be there all loose. My seatbelts were useless & worthless for over 2yrs.

Took it to Mike Shaw Kia all they did was add a wire extension. That's it.

They should completely replace all 5 of my Koups seatbelts for free.
 

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Replaced with 2012 Kia Forte automatic sedan eco seatbelt locking mechanisms from the junk/salvage yard.
 

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Got lucky & bought another pair of seatbelts from a 2010 Hyundai Sonata from the junk/salvage yard as emergency back ups in case the 2012's give out all of a sudden or stop working period.
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