Kia Recalls 2017-2018 Forte to Fix Oil Pump Plunger Clogs

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Dave Grohl making a yucky facial expression as a plunger gets closer to his face

The relief plunger in the 2017-2018 Forte's oil pump can get clogged and needs to be fixed. And here I was thinking plungers were for removing clogs. In this case, foreign particulates can slip their way past the oil filter and stick onto the plunger's sharp edge, causing reduced oil pressure and engine lubrication that can cause irreversible damage if left untreated.

Kia changed the shape of the plunger on June 14th, 2017 but will need to fix all the vehicles that were manufactured before that date.

More About the Nu Oil Pan Recall

  • The affected vehicles include 2017-2018 Forte vehicles with 2-liter Nu engines built before June 14th, 2017.
  • Kia discovered this problem while researching all the terrible problems that caused another major Nu engine recall.
  • The recall (#SC210) is expected to begin June 11th, 2021.
More information on carcomplaints.com

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  1. 2nd Generation Forte

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    19th of 42
    PainRank
    2.85
    Complaints
    44
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