Kia recalled 4,069 model year 2017-2018 Fortes with a 2.0L Nu MPI engine due to potential safety risk.
Foreign particles may stick inside the oil pump, which may cause an oil pump failure and engine damage.
A damaged engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia will notify owners, while dealers will replace the oil pan free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin June 11, 2021.
There have been no reported incidents to date.