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Kia recalls model year 2019 Fortes

The left front axle driveshaft may break

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Kia Motors America is recalling 841 model year 2019 Fortes.

The left front axle driveshaft may not have been heat-treated, which can cause it to break.

A broken driveshaft can result in a sudden loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left front axle driveshaft for a heat treatment verification code, and replace it if the code is missing, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 2, 2020.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC195.

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