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Kia recalling nearly 16,000 vehicles in Canada due to fire hazard

Thousands of 2014 Kia Fortes are being recalled in Canada due to a fire hazard.
Thousands of 2014 Kia Fortes are being recalled in Canada due to a fire hazard. Bruce Benedict / AP Photo

Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

A spokesman for Kia Canada says the recall affects approximately 15,905 vehicles in Canada.

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The recall notice issued Saturday affects Kia Fortes made from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014. The cooling fan resistor might overheat and melt in those vehicles, increasing the risk of a fire.

The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24.

Owners of 2014 Fortes in Canada seeking additional information may contact Kia at 1-877-542-2886, or Transport Canada directly at 1-800-333-0510.

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