Kia has recently announced a recall for the Soul and Sportage in the United Kingdom, because of a problem with the seatbelt pretensioner.
Owners of the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage models in the United Kingdom will have to take a trip back to the dealers with their vehicles because of a problem with the seatbelt pretensioner. According to the South Korean based automaker, the above mentioned models have a faulty piston in the mechanics and so the pretensioners may not work as they are supposed to, increasing the risk of an injury during a crash.
A total of 5,787 units of the Kia Sportage will be affected by this recall, along with 1,432 units of the Kia Soul, in the United Kingdom. The car manufacturer says that it’s not aware of any injuries resulting from this possible fault, which was discovered as the result of ongoing monitoring of customer vehicles. The Sportage vehicles were produced between October 2011 and November 2012, at the Zilina plant, in Slovakia, and the Soul were manufactured between August 2011 and March 2012 at the Kwangju facility, in South Korea. For more details on the subject, owners can contact Kia at 0800 015 8757.