Kia recalls new Venga for product modification
This comes after Euro NCAP crash tests showed that there was a small risk that the lower section of the front seatbelts in its new Venga model could become damaged by contact with the lower seat mounting rail.
In the UK, Kia has already suspended delivery of the 450 vehicles destined for customers and has also contacted the owners of the only four Venga models to have left dealers’ showrooms and has already carried out the modification to prevent this damage. This involves fitting a protective sleeve to the belts and takes around 15 minutes.
Across Europe only 1,161 cars destined for or delivered to customers have been affected by this action and Kia is at pains to point out that no reports of this potential problem have been received from customers.
Michael Cole, managing director of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, said: 'The protection of our customers is our top-most priority and we will undertake whatever action is required to ensure that.'
Any UK customers with concerns should contact Kia's Customer Services on 0845 601 7521.