Kia recall 7,000 Sportage and Soul models
By Byron Rimmer
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:30
ISSUE: Sportage is one model being recalled
Kia are recalling more than 7,000 UK models due to a possible fault with the vehicles’ seat-belt pre-tensioners.
Overall, 5,787 Sportage models and 1,432 Soul models are being recalled, with a free-of-charge seat-belt pre-tensioner check required.
All owners affected will be contacted by post.
The problem – which has so far, Kia claim, caused no injuries – is caused by a faulty piston within the pre-tensioner’s mechanism.
Affected Sportage models were built at Zilina, Slovakia, between October 2011 and November 2012, with Soul models built at Kwangju, Korea, between August 2011 and March 2012.