Kia Recalls Fortes, Forte Koups, and Rios Due to Faulty Trunk Emergency Release

Kia Motors America recalled 253,074 model year 2016-2018 Fortes & Forte Koups, and model year 2018-2019 Rios due to potential safety risk.

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.

Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 5, 2021.

There have been no reported incidents or injuries to date.

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