Kia SA Issues Safety Recall Of Rio Models


Kia SA is conducting a voluntary safety recall on its recently-launched Rio hatchback, in order to inspect potentially faulty rear door child locks.

The campaign affects approximately 1266 Rio models assembled in South Korea between 10 April 2017 and 5 June 2017.

Kia Motors SA said: “Kia has advised that there may be some Rio vehicles where the child locking function of the rear door may be inoperative due to the actuator cable length being out of specification.

Kia SA said: “Owners of the involved vehicles will receive telephonic notification from Kia Motors South Africa’s call centre, beginning in the week of 4 September 2017. Owners of the involved vehicles will be assisted in having their Kia dealer perform the inspection and, if necessary, repair of the rear-door child locks.”

However, the inspection should take no longer than 10 minutes, Kia says, and if a repair is required it is likely to be completed within an hour, although the actual timeframe will also depend on the vehicle’s position in the work queue on the day of the booking.

Customer can find out whether their vehicle(s) are affected by entering their vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) via the KIA Motors South Africa website.

Alternatively, customers can contact the Kia Motors South Africa on 010 596 2000.

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