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Kia South Africa issues safety recall: More than 1200 Rio models affected

2017-09-04 09:12

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Johannesburg - Kia South Africa will conduct a safety recall of approximately 1 266 Rio models (2017) to inspect the operation of the rear-door child locks.

More than 1200 Rio's affected

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.

"The affected vehicles were assembled in Korea between 10 April 2017 and 5 June 2017, and approximately 1 266 Rio’s shipped to South Africa may be affected."

What should owners do?

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."

'No charge to the vehicle owner'

The automaker said: "The inspection is quick and simple, and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Should the repair be carried out, it should take no longer than 1 hour, although customers should be aware that the time required to inspect and potentially repair is dependent on the vehicle’s position in the work queue on the day of the booking."

Kia said its dealers will implement this recall at "no charge to the vehicle owner".

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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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