BUCKLE REPLACEMENT

BUCKLE=20
REPLACEMENT

In some =
2010MY=20
Forte vehicles having a production date of March 03, 2009 to April=20
07,

2009, the =
driver=92s=20
side seat belt buckle may not recognize that the seatbelt is buckled.=20
This

may =
result in the=20
intermittent illumination of the seat belt warning light and sounding of =

the

seatbelt =
warning=20
chime, even with the driver=92s seat belt properly =
buckled.

This =
condition does=20
not affect the restraint system=92s functionality. However, Kia is=20
replacing

the =
buckle to=20
eliminate the possibility of this condition appearing and =
inconveniencing=20
the

customer.

Verify =
the vehicle=20
is contained in the list of affected VIN=92s. Use the following=20
service

procedure =
to=20
replace the drivers seat belt buckle, part number

Posted in Service Campaign.