Kia Australia is recalling 5069 examples of the Cerato, Sportage and Sorento because their engines could seize, potentially resulting in a vehicle fire.
“If the subject vehicles are continuously operated without inspection, the engine may exhibit abnormal noise and potentially seize,” said the company in its recall notice.
“This may cause a sudden loss of motive power and/or a vehicle fire.”
- A total of 5069 vehicles are affected
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
If you own an affected vehicle you should contact your preferred Kia dealer immediately to schedule an appointment to have the engine inspected and, if required, replaced free of charge.
If you have further questions you can contact Kia Customer Service on 131 542.