Gap Between Spoiler and Trunk Lid – 2014 Kia Forte

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Some 2014MY Forte vehicles produced from April 24, 2013 to August 27, 2013 and equipped with a Kia accessory spoiler, may exhibit a gap forming between the adhesive tape on the spoiler and the trunk lid. To inspect for and to correct this condition, follow the procedure outlined in this TSB. If a gap has formed, remove the original spoiler and follow the instruction sheet enclosed with the new accessory part to install the replacement spoiler. Kia is requesting the completion of this Service Action on all affected vehicles, including dealer stock. Before conducting the procedure, verify the vehicle is included in the list of affected VINs.


spoiler and the trunk lid




  1. Inspect leading edge of the spoiler for a possible gap forming between the spoiler and the trunk lid.

spoiler and the trunk lid


  1. If any gaps are present, use a 1mm plastic feeler gauge to measure the separation.
    • If the gap is equal to or greater than 1.0 mm, remove and replace with a new spoiler by carefully following the instructions included with the new accessory part.
    • If the gap is less than 1.0 mm, proceed to Step 3.


Do not use metal feeler gauges or paint damage may occur.

plastic feeler gauge


  1. Open the trunk and remove the insulation trim panel.

insulation trim panel


  1. Inspect the retaining clips to make sure the hooks are properly engaged on the underside of the trunk.

retaining clips


  1. If the hooks are not properly engaged, use a flat-head screwdriver to gently spread the clip open, as shown.


If necessary, have an assistant apply downward pressure to the spoiler while spreading the clip open.



Be careful not to damage the clips. 


  1. Once the retaining clips have been inspected, no further steps are required.
  2. Re-install the trunk insulation trim panel.




Model Production Date Range
Forte (YD) From April 24, 2013 to August 27, 2013


 Part Description Color Code
 A7F34-AQ0003D Bright Silver 3D
 A7F34-AQ000ABP Aurora Black ABP
 A7F34-AQ000D7U Steel Blue D7U
 A7F34-AQ000K3G Gunmetal Gray K3G
 A7F34-AQ000K3N Metallic Bronze K3N
 A7F34-AQ000K3R Crimson Red K3R
 A7F34-AQ000K3U Abyss Blue K3U
 A7F34-AQ000M9Y Desert Sand M9Y
A7F34-AQ000SWP Snow white SWP


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