2022 Kia Forte Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical and structural issues are among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The 2022 Kia Forte is a modern car in an era when sedans seem to be taking a backseat. To counteract that, the automaker claims it is “sleek and sporty.” However, this tagline isn’t helping customers get past the faulty electrical system or shoddy structure, both of which are plaguing the drive every day.

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2022 Kia Forte Electrical System Problems

With a functional electrical system, most other flaws could be overlooked. On the other hand, when these systems fail, everything becomes cumbersome and annoying.

One Edmunds review points out a single aspect that is causing problems. “Infotainment system turns off after 10 minutes if engine isn’t running (listening to music during lunch break is a challenge).”

For now, Kia has remained quiet about electrical system issues. The automaker would rather keep the problems tucked away, hidden from car shoppers looking at the new model. However, customers are speaking louder than the advertisements and fake news about the Forte. The car might look “sleek and sporty,” but that’s as far as it ever goes. There are no brains behind the beauty.

2022 Kia Forte Structural Problems

There’s no question that the 2022 Kia Forte is meant to be a reasonably-priced sedan. Still, the automaker didn’t need to cut corners at every turn.

Here’s an example of problems with the structure from an NHTSA complaint. “We just bought a New Black 2022 KIA FORTE FE/L on 09 Nov 2021 already having problems the AC stopped working so we took it to the KIA Dealership in Katy when it happens the parts dept. The supervisor says it has no Freon in it and it was safe to drive home and it was a Structural Design Flaw that caused the problem. So we took it to where we bought it to get it checkout they claim it was due to a HOLE IN THE CONDENSER, NOT WARRANTY RECOMMEND TO REPLACE CONDENSER Estimated PARTS, AND LABOR IS $1,351.13+ TAX.”

The complaint goes on to say: “Kia dealership won’t fix it unless we pay $1300 ++++ saying it’s not covered under the warranty it’s a brand new car parts manager in another Kia Dealership says it was caused by a Structural Design Flaw but the KIA Dealership where we bought the car says we have to pay to get it fixed. They claim a little rock or something from the road caused the damage however there is no way for a little rock to reach the AC condenser from the bottom.”

It isn’t just the customers taking notice that there are structure problems. Even the NHTSA is alerting customers to safety issues. During crash testing, there was an intrusion in the side barrier on the rear passenger side. This incident caused damage to the rear passenger dummy’s torso, leading to spine difficulties. What good does sleekness and sportiness get anyone if they are paralyzed for the rest of their lives following an accident? There are likely to be many lawsuits coming down the line because of this defective structure.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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