Kia recalls Picanto and Cee'd modelsSafety recalls concern brakes and fuel leak
14 June 2010
Kia Motors is contacting 6,585 owners of its Picanto supermini and 468 Kia Cee'd owners. The recall is to address possible safety issues concerning faulty fuel-filler necks and brake master cylinders respectively.
Kia models affected
The Kia Picanto recalls affect all cars built between November 2009 and February 2010.
According to Kia, there have been a few reported instances in the UK where the fuel-filler neck seal has been damaged due to high levels of de-icing materials, and a fuel leak has occurred. The company is now contacting all affected owners to implement a cost-free fix as soon as possible.
In addition to the Picanto problem, owners of three-door, five-door and SW versions of the popular Cee’d family hatchback could be driving with a faulty brake master cylinder. Although no problems have yet been reported, Kia is contacting the owners of all Kia Cee’d models built between April 1 2008 and March 30 2009, who also specified Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to provide a no-cost replacement of the brake master cylinder.
Hamish McCowan, director of Kia after-sales and logistics, said: "Safety is always our top priority. I would apologise to any owner whose vehicle may be affected, and at the same time I would like to assure them that we believe we are acting before anyone in the UK has experienced any issue."
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