How to File Your Kia Forte Engine Recall Claim Easily

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Recover Money Through Claims For Your Kia Forte Engine Recall

Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for making vehicles that are safe and operate as expected. When a manufacturer identifies an issue with a vehicle, it is a common practice for the manufacturer to issue a recall notice. Most commonly, the manufacturer will arrange to have a dealership repair the issue or reimburse you if you have independently sought vehicle repair.

Unfortunately, vehicle manufacturers often make it overly complicated to secure a recall recovery. DoNotPay is here to help make your claims process easier.

Is My Kia Forte Subject to an Engine Recall?

Kia has recalled nearly 300,000 vehicles, including the 2012-2015 Kia Forte because their engines are at risk of catching fire while driving. The recall process is expected to start on January 27, 2021. If you are concerned that your Kia Forte is at risk of this safety issue, you should:

Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall websiteEnter your VIN
Check the Kia recalls websiteEnter your VIN
Contact Kia Consumer Affairs1-800-333-4KIA (4542)

Kia should be contacting owners about the recall, so also keep an eye on any communications you receive from Kia.

The 2017-2018 Kia Fortes are also at risk of an engine safety issue. Certain Kia Forte vehicles from these years are equipped with a 2.0L Nu MPI engine, and foreign particles may stick inside the oil pump, causing oil pump failure and engine damage. If you own a 2017-2018 Kia Forte, note the following:

  • Owner letters were mailed by Kia on August 17, 2021, so you should have received notification.
  • If you are unsure if your vehicle was affected, you will need to contact Kia Consumer Affairs at 1-800-333-4KIA (4542) and reference recall number SC210.

Even if your Kia Forte is not affected by the recalls above, you can always check your VIN number on the Kia website or contact Kia Consumer Affairs.

How Do I Make a Claim for My Kia Forte Engine Recall?

If you require reimbursement for a recall vehicle repair, you will need to submit a Request for Reimbursement form with the Kia Consumer Affairs department, either through the mail or online. The form requires the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Vehicle VIN number
  • The safety recall requiring the repair
  • Mileage at time of repair
  • Date of repair
  • Proof of the issue, associated repair, and payment

Filing for reimbursement for a recall is burdensome and often stressful if you are struggling to find the required information and required evidence.

Can Submitting a Recall Reimbursement Claim be Made Any Easier?

Kia is required to notify you of a recall, but once it sends its notice letter, the responsibility to seek a repair or reimbursement is on you. Fortunately, DoNotPay has worked to make securing a recall reimbursement easier for you.

How to claim refunds, repairs, or replacements for recalled products using DoNotPay:

Through our Product Recalls product, all you have to do is tell us about the product you purchased and provide receipts/other evidence, and we'll contact the company on your behalf. Whether you're looking for a refund, repair, or replacement for your product, DoNotPay can make sure that your request gets delivered to the right people.

How the Product Recall Claims product works:

  1. Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.
  2. Tell us how you found out about the recall.
  3. Choose whether you want a refund, repair, or replacement.
  4. Upload photographic evidence of your purchase and the product if you still have it.
  5. Choose whether you have the capacity to return the item or not.

And that's it! DoNotPay will send your recall request to the manufacturing company on your behalf, asking for a refund, repair, or replacement. You should hear back from the company directly with confirmation and how the refund/replacement will be issued, or the next steps in getting the item repaired.

Why Use DoNotPay for Your Kia Forte Engine Recall?

DoNotPay takes something stressful and time-consuming like securing a recall reimbursement and makes it user-friendly. Using DoNotPay 's recall services ensures you are aware of any safety issues with your vehicle and helps you get them resolved.

DoNotPay Works Across A Variety of Recalls With the Click of a Button

DoNotPay's services aren't limited to . You can use DoNotPay to research and secure recall reimbursement in certain locations, for certain categories, or for specific product recalls like:

If you are concerned with ensuring you are using products that are safe, use DoNotPay 's recall services.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Once you've managed your recall claims, learn more about other services offered by DoNotPay, including:

  1. Filing warranty claims
  2. Filing insurance claims
  3. Disputing seatbelt tickets
  4. Finding unclaimed money

Take some time to explore the variety of services DoNotPay offers to make your life easier.

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