South Korean automobile maker Kia Motors is set to recall 86,880 Forte sedan models in the US due to fire risk. According to the documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators, the culprit is the variant’s cooling fan resistor which has the tendency to overheat and even melt, that could give rise to fire.
The documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website has also stated that the recall covers some 2014 models of the Forte compact sedans and it is expected to start on February 24.
Auto dealers all across the nation should replace the cooling fan resistor and multifuse unit in the cars that will be recalled. The car company is also required to provide updated engine control unit software to the owners of the vehicles.
Kia already has reported a number of cases of engine fires that could be connected to the resistor. Fortunately there were no accidents or injuries that have been reported.