How to Claim Your Kia Forte Recall Repair in 5 Easy Steps

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How to Claim Your Kia Forte Recall Repair in 5 Easy Steps

In March 2021, Kia recalled a number of their 2021 Forte compact sedans, and certain Telluride SUVs, and K5 sedans, due to faulty occupant classification and detection systems (OCS/ODS) in the airbags. This can lead to the front passenger airbag deploying when a child is in the front seat, potentially injuring the child. If your Kia Forte is subject to this recall, you should avoid driving it with a child in the front seat until you have the car repaired. Thankfully, DoNotPay enables you to schedule your Kia Forte’s recall repair with the touch of a few buttons in the app.

How Do I Make a Claim for the Kia Forte Recall?

If your Kia Forte has been recalled, you may have gotten a notification from Kia or your car dealership with details of how to make a claim. However, not everybody receives this notification, especially if you’ve bought the car used from a private seller and haven’t yet registered it to yourself. If you didn’t get a recall notice for your Kia Forte, you’re still eligible for a free repair to your car! Here are the steps to claiming a recall repair to your Kia Forte by yourself.

  1. Get your car’s information together. This includes the make, model, year, vehicle identification number, and anything else you think may be relevant to the repair.
  2. Contact Kia’s customer service department at 1-800-333-4542. Alternately, you can enter the Vehicle Identification Number on Kia’s recall search page.
  3. Ask them how to claim a recall repair under recall number SC207.

Kia’s customer service staff will walk you through the process of claiming your recall repair, but you will most likely still need to contact your local Kia dealership yourself. While some Kia dealerships allow you to book appointments online, you may have to call other ones.

What Happened With the Kia Forte Recall?

In March 2021, Kia Motors America recalled some of their 2021 Kia Forte vehicles (along with Tellurides and K5s) due to faulty Occupant Classification and Detection System (OCS/ODS) units. These units are what determine whether the front passenger seat is occupied. When the OCS/ODS system works properly, it prevents the airbags from deploying when the front seat has a child restraint system inside. However, this system is faulty in many Kia Forte vehicles, leading the airbags to potentially deploy and injure children in the event of a crash.

Kia is providing free repairs to anyone whose vehicle has been impacted by this product recall. Before you get this repair, you should avoid driving your Kia Forte with children in the front passenger seat.

Who Is Eligible for the Kia Forte Recall?

If you own a 2021 Kia Forte, you are most likely eligible for the Kia Forte recall. You can enter your Vehicle Identification Number on Kia’s recall search website to see if the recall applies to you. This recall applies to:

  • 2021 Kia Forte
  • 2021 Kia K5
  • 2021 Kia Telluride

How Long Do I Have to Get My Recalled Kia Forte Repaired?

There is no maximum time limit to get your Kia Forte repaired under this recall. However, it’s critical to get your free repair done as quickly as possible for the safety of your passengers as well as to keep your vehicle’s warranty current.

How Do I Schedule a Kia Forte Recall Repair Appointment with DoNotPay?

If your vehicle has been recalled, you’re entitled to a free repair! Regardless of whether it’s a used or new car, you can use the DoNotPay Car Recall Repair product to schedule an appointment at your local car dealership and get your vehicle repaired.

How the Car Recall Repair product works:

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. Tell us about the recall and which part of the vehicle is impacted.
  3. Enter the car dealership you want to visit, or let us contact the closest one near you.
  4. Enter the ideal date(s) and time(s) for which you want to schedule your appointment.
  5. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number.

And that’s it! DoNotPay will contact your local dealership to request an appointment and ask for your vehicle to be repaired for free.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Kia Forte Recall Repair Appointment

DoNotPay is the fastest, easiest way to get a recall repair done on your Kia Forte. Instead of having to look up your local dealership’s contact information and wait on hold, DoNotPay can quickly send a message to your local Kia dealership to schedule a repair appointment on your own time. Because you get all your vehicle’s information together in the app, you know you’re applying for the recall repair that applies to you, as well.

How to Claim Refunds, Repairs, or Replacements 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 on how the refund/replacement will be issued or the next steps to get the item repaired.

DoNotPay Helps You to Manage Recalled Products with the Click of a Button

DoNotPay isn’t just useful for automotive recalls! By scanning your email receipts, DoNotPay can check for recalls to anything from Tyson chicken products and Hot Pockets to Philips CPAP machines and even dog food. Some other recalled products DoNotPay members have already received assistance with are:

Beauty Products
Medical and Exercise Equipment

What Else Can DoNotPay Do For You?

You can do so much more than schedule automotive recall repairs using DoNotPay. With DoNotPay, you can:

And so much more! Find out all the things DoNotPay can do for you today.

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