Kia Motors America is recalling 253,074 model year 2016-2018 Fortes & Forte Koups, and model year 2018-2019 Rios.
The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside.
A person inside the trunk compartment may become trapped, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly free of charge.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 5, 2021.
Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC216.