Kia Issues Safety Recall for Sorento/Sedona in SA
Kia South Africa has issued a safety recall for Sorento and Sedona vehicles manufactured in Korea between 2005 and 2009.
This latest recall is said to affect Kia Sorento and Sedona vehicles fitted with ABS and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and pertains specifically to the ABS PCB relay block kit which may be exposed to water or oil which could result in an electrical short in the ABS/ESC module which may affect braking performance. The ABS PCB Relay Block will be replaced if it’s found to be compromised in the safety inspection. The recall will be implemented at no charge to the vehicle owner.
Kia advises that should the ABS warning light come on prior to inspection, customers are urged to immediately park the vehicle and contact their nearest Kia dealership for further assistance.
“Most of the reports about this problem have occurred in the U.S.A and Canada, and no instances of brake failure or engine fire in either of these vehicles are recorded in South Africa, says Suraiya Naidoo, Aftersales Director, KIA Motors South Africa. “However, the safety credentials of our vehicles and the safety of its owners is a priority for us, and KIA Motors South Africa is therefore taking every precaution necessary to ensure all potentially affected vehicles are inspected and repaired urgently.”
The safety recall applies to some 1 288 Kia Sorento models produced in Korea between 14 December 2005 and 17 December 2009 as well as 887 Sedona models produced in Korea between 10 June 2005 and 14 December 2009.
Kia South Africa will be making contact with owners via SMS, email and telephone but if you are unsure about whether this recall affects you, you can also do a VIN check on www.kia.co.za to see whether your Kia is affected by this recall campaign. Alternatively, customers can contact the KIA Motors South Africa Customer Care Call Centre on 011 776 8800.
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