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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