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87,000 Kia sedans recalled due to fire hazard


January 26, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton


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Jan. 26, 2015 – Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 2014 Forte sedans — about 15,905 of which are in Canada — because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

The cooling fan resistor might overheat and melt in those vehicles, increasing the risk of a fire.

The recall notice affects Kia Fortes made from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014.

Owners of 2014 Fortes seeking additional information may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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— With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press