Fleet World Workshop Tools
Car Tax Calculator
CO2 Calculator
Car Comparator
Van Tax Calculator
EV Car Comparator
BiK Rates Company Car Tax

Kia recalls 7,000 Sportage and Soul models in UK

The recall applies to certain Sportage models built at Kia's Zilina, Slovakia factory between October 2011 and November 2012 and to certain Soul vehicles built at Kwangju in Korea between August 2011 and March 2012. The fault does not affect the new Soul just announced in the UK.

Kia said the possible fault means that some pre-tensioners may not work properly due to a faulty piston within the mechanism. The fault was discovered as a result of on-going monitoring of customer vehicles. The company said that it is not aware of any injuries resulting from this possible fault.

Kia will contact all affected UK owners and advise them to take their Sportage or Soul model to their nearest dealer for a system check. Any faulty pre-tensioners will be replaced free of charge within one to two hours.

Owners can contact Kia's dedicated Customer Service Centre on 0800 015 8757 if they have any questions.

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.