Kia Motor Forte Koup



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Kia Motor Forte Koup 2010 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
TSB-051 REV05/01/201010034244Kia: auto cruise control logic update for uphill driving performance improvement. the action will involve a reprogram of the cruise control logic and improve rough idle and/or p0304 logic for 2.0l vehicles with vcm (variable charge motion a2010-10-29
TSB-070 REV 106/01/201010034148Kia: pcm upgrade for p0304 due to vcm motor variation. procedure to upgrade the powertrain control module (pcm) of some vehicles. this reflash has enhanced vcm (variable charge motion) actuator logic to improve a rough idle condition at s2010-10-20
TSB-05910/01/200910032670Kia: service action: pcm upgrade dtc p0304 cylinder mis fire with 2.0l engine and a/t logic (sa0250 some vehicles may experience a mil on with dtc p0304 stored in memory. in most cases the dtc is set only during a cold start and normally2010-04-26
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
TSB-04910/01/200910032607Kia motors: engine compartment junction box relay replacement. some vehicles manufactured 7/16-8/20, 2009 may experience concerns of inoperative a/c blower, high/low cooling fans or engine starter motor. the concern may be caused by poor2010-04-19
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
TSB-07811/01/201010037347Kia: there is a procedure to reset the electronic throttle control value. *rm2011-05-20
TSB-07811/01/201010037347Ready2011-05-20
TSB-05910/01/200910032670Kia: service action: pcm upgrade dtc p0304 cylinder mis fire with 2.0l engine and a/t logic (sa0250 some vehicles may experience a mil on with dtc p0304 stored in memory. in most cases the dtc is set only during a cold start and normally2010-04-26
TSB-04910/01/200910032607Kia motors: engine compartment junction box relay replacement. some vehicles manufactured 7/16-8/20, 2009 may experience concerns of inoperative a/c blower, high/low cooling fans or engine starter motor. the concern may be caused by poor2010-04-19
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
TSB-07811/01/201010037347Kia: there is a procedure to reset the electronic throttle control value. *rm2011-05-20
TSB-07811/01/201010037347Ready2011-05-20
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
TSB-01710/01/200910032673Kia: fuel cap replacement. an improved fuel cap with a larger handle design for improved feel during tightening and a full thread stop which produces one click during tightening instead of the several clicks heard on the previous fuel cap2010-04-26
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
TSB-07005/01/201010034236Kia: ecm upgrade for p0304 due to vcm motor variation. provides the procedure to upgrade the powertrain control module (pcm) of some model year vehicles. reflash has enhanced vcm (variable charge motion) actuator logic to improve a rough2010-10-27
TSB-070 REV 106/01/201010034148Kia: pcm upgrade for p0304 due to vcm motor variation. procedure to upgrade the powertrain control module (pcm) of some vehicles. this reflash has enhanced vcm (variable charge motion) actuator logic to improve a rough idle condition at s2010-10-20
TSB-03010/01/200910032672Kia: pcm upgrade-shift hesitation and shift delay improvement with 2.0l and 4 speed a/t (sa020). some vehicles may experience slight shift hesitation and/or transaxle shift delay. the transmission control module (tcm) is an integral part2010-04-26
STRUCTURE - BODY
TSB-05702/01/201010033510Kia: sunroof noise repair (sa 030). provides information relating to some forte koup (td) vehicles built that may have abnormal noise from the sunroof due to interference between sunroof rail and roof panel while driving on uneven roads2010-08-18
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
TSB-051 REV05/01/201010034244Kia: auto cruise control logic update for uphill driving performance improvement. the action will involve a reprogram of the cruise control logic and improve rough idle and/or p0304 logic for 2.0l vehicles with vcm (variable charge motion a2010-10-29
Kia Motor Forte Koup 2010 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
04/21/201121000
 My wife was involved in a single vehicle accident in our 2010 kia forte koup, she was traveling 50 mph and attempted to avoid a dog in the roadway when she over corrected and went off the road and hit a ditch, the vehicle was deemed totaled, during this accident the air bags failed to deploy and the seatbelt failed to restrain her, my wife hit the steering wheel with her forehead, nose, and upper chest.
EQUIPMENT
07/14/2011100
 Purchased a 2010 kia forte koupe in february 2011. after numerous complaints to the dealership and to kia motors, it has been determined that kia does not provide a driver's floormat that locks into the two carpet-mounted studs that are designed into the car. as a result, the driver's mat only locks into one stud, which allows the mat to pivot and swing left to right under the gas and brake pedals.
SEAT BELTS
04/21/201121000
 My wife was involved in a single vehicle accident in our 2010 kia forte koup, she was traveling 50 mph and attempted to avoid a dog in the roadway when she over corrected and went off the road and hit a ditch, the vehicle was deemed totaled, during this accident the air bags failed to deploy and the seatbelt failed to restrain her, my wife hit the steering wheel with her forehead, nose, and upper chest.
STEERING
12/30/201028000
 Front tires on 2010 kia forte koup was worn so severely on the inside edge the cords was showing. took it back to dealership to have alignment checked. dealer advised alignment was within specs. you can not see the tire wearing unless you get under the car and look at the inside edge. the rest of the tires still look in good condition.
SUSPENSION - FRONT
12/30/201028000
 Front tires on 2010 kia forte koup was worn so severely on the inside edge the cords was showing. took it back to dealership to have alignment checked. dealer advised alignment was within specs. you can not see the tire wearing unless you get under the car and look at the inside edge. the rest of the tires still look in good condition.
TIRES
12/30/201028000
 Front tires on 2010 kia forte koup was worn so severely on the inside edge the cords was showing. took it back to dealership to have alignment checked. dealer advised alignment was within specs. you can not see the tire wearing unless you get under the car and look at the inside edge. the rest of the tires still look in good condition.