Kia Forte/Cerato/K3 Fault Codes
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Common Forte/Cerato/K3 Fault Codes
These are the most common Forte/Cerato/K3 fault codes that people are searching for.
Exhaust Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Cylinder 3 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
System Gross Leak Evaporative EmissionLearn More Fixes
Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 4 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor BLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor ALearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge flowLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
Camshaft Position Sensor B Circuit (Bank 2)Learn More
Cylinder 2 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too LowLearn More Fixes
Transmission Fluid PressureLearn More
Exhaust Valve Control Circuit Low (Bank 2)Learn More
Knock Sensor Detection System (cylinder 2)Learn More Fixes
Wastegate Solenoid Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
FPTDR Signal Line FailureLearn More
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Intake Manifold Runner Performance Bank 1Learn More
Driver Door Ajar Circuit FailureLearn More
Dynamic Stability Control Left Front Valve MalfunctionLearn More
SPEED CONTROL COMMAND SWITCH OUT OF RANGE LOWLearn More
Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Closed Bank 1Learn More
Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1Learn More Fixes
Heated Backlite Input Circuit Short To BatteryLearn More
Wiper Rear Low Limit Input Circuit OpenLearn More Fixes
Switch Test Signal FailureLearn More
Left rear Wheel Pressure Reduction Performance ProblemLearn More
Speed Wheel RR Comparison FailureLearn More
System Too Lean at Idle DTCLearn More Fixes
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1Learn More Fixes
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) or Switch “D” Circuit LowLearn More Fixes
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1Learn More Fixes
Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 2 or Single Sensor)Learn More Fixes
Transmission Control System MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
High Speed CAN Communication BusLearn More Fixes
Ignition spark timing – malfunctionLearn More
Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Limited PowerLearn More Fixes
Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)Learn More Fixes
Torque Converter Clutch System PerformanceLearn More
Fuel Pump Driver Module Off LineLearn More
Idle Air Control Valve Opening Coil Voltage Low.Learn More
IAT - B Circuit Malfunction/ Exhaust Gas Recirculation Closed Position PerformanceLearn More
Multi-faults - Bank 1 - With Low Side ShortsLearn More
Manifold Absolute Temperature Circuit High InputLearn More
Throttle Position Sensor Out Of RangeLearn More
Powertrain DTCs Available in Another ModuleLearn More
Water In Fuel ConditionLearn More
Igniter Circuit Malfunction (No. 3)Learn More
Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Retarded (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Control Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More Fixes
Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Voltage InputLearn More Fixes
Intake Air Temperature Circuit High InputLearn More Fixes
Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
System Too Lean (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
System Too Rich (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
System Too Rich (Bank 2)Learn More Fixes
Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 5 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
- Manufacturer: Kia
About the Forte/Cerato/K3
Known as the K3 in South Korea, the Kia Forte is a compact car available as either a two-door coupe, four-door sedan or as a five-door hatchback.
Unavailable in Europe (due to the Kia Ceed’s popularity), the Forte first launched in 2008 and replaced the again Kia Spectra.
There were a wide variety of engines available, a 1.6-liter, 2-liter, 2.4-liter, 1.6-liter petrols and a 1.6-liter diesel all coupled with a 5 or 6-speed manual transmission or a 4, 5 or 6-speed automatic.
Following safety tests undertaken by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Forte scored exceptionally well, with ‘good’ ratings across the board and an overall five out of five stars.
The second generation launched in 2012, while body style options remained the same (a coupe, sedan or hatchback) new features added included new LED lights with a new interior design focused on the driver’s comfort.
For the American market, there were four trim levels available, the LX, S, EX and the SX, the latter was later offered in a Turbo option.
Things like Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary ports, full audio system, keyless entry and a multifunction steering wheel made up the new technologies installed in these newer models.
Now currently in its third generation, the latest models are stylistically removed from its predecessors and compete against the likes of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and the VW Jetta.
Some common faults found with the Forte are:
- P0014 – A generic code that signifies that bank one of the exhaust camshaft is outside of the recommended range set by the manufacturer.
- P0303 – A number of misfires have been recorded from cylinder three, detected by the ECM.
- P0335 – A malfunction with the crankshaft position sensor, this can be caused by a number of problems and so a mechanic should be consulted to diagnose the exact cause.
- P0420 – Poor efficiency of the catalyst system.
- P0455 – There is a gross leak found in the evaporative emissions control system.