Kia recalls 87,000 2014 Forte sedans due to fire hazard

Affects approximately 15,905 vehicles in Canada.

January 26, 2015   by The Canadian Press

IRVINE, Calif. — Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

A spokesman for Kia Canada says the recall affects approximately 15,905 vehicles in Canada.

The recall notice issued Jan. 24 affects Kia Fortes made from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014. The cooling fan resistor might overheat and melt in those vehicles, increasing the risk of a fire.

The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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