PhotoKia Motors America is recalling 5,245 model year 2013 Forte vehicles manufactured September 10, 2012, to October 31, 2012.


The screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates may not have been tightened properly, and as a result, the seatbelt retractor retaining plates may break in a crash.


If a retaining plate breaks during a crash, pieces of the plate could strike the occupants, increasing risk of injury.


What to do


Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace both front seatbelt assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 30, 2016.


Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC132.



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