SC171 - Incorrect Low Beam Aiming/FMVSS 108 - 2019 Kia Forte

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V771
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,754


Incorrect Low Beam Aiming/FMVSS 108

If the headlights are not properly aimed, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.



Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Kia Forte vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The headlights may not have been manufactured with the correct low beam aiming. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."



Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlight aiming and replace the headlights, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC171.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Check if your Kia has a Recall

2019 MY Forte LED Headlamp Chronology
Basis of Non-Compliance Determination 573.6(c)(7)

Download (PDF, 64KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

November 15, 2018

Download (PDF, 240KB)

Recalls Documents


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Last update on 2019-04-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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