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RECALL Subject : Transmission Cooler Hose may Leak Fluid

Report Receipt Date: FEB 05, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V070000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,240


Manufacturer: Kia Motors America


SUMMARY:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles manufactured August 27, 2010, to November 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.
CONSEQUENCE:
If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC129.
 
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