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Kia recalls some Picanto and cee'd models

Kia has begun a recall of some of its Picanto and c'eed models in the UK.

On-going product testing and monitoring at Kia Motors has revealed that some cee'd and Picanto models require remedial work to avoid possible safety issues.


Kia identified that up to 468 cee'd models could suffer from insufficient brake force from the master cylinder on vehicles featuring Electronic Stability Programme systems.

Kia Motors (UK) is contacting the owners of the 468 cee'd 5-door, SW and 3-door vehicles built between April 1, 2008 and March 30, 2009, to arrange for the work to be carried out to replace the brake master cylinder.

The company said it is not aware of any accidents having occurred in the UK because of this issue.

In the case of Picanto, the harsh 2009-2010 weather conditions have revealed that where high levels of de-icing materials have been used there is a possibility that material in the fuel-filler neck seal could be damaged and a fuel leak could occur.

The owners of 6,585 Picantos built between November 2009 and February 2010 are being contacted to arrange for the fuel-filler neck to be replaced free of charge.

The company is aware of a small number of instances of a leak occurring.

Hamish McCowan, director of aftersales and logistics said: "Safety is always our top priority and our on-going product assessment and research has revealed these two potential problems.

"We have immediately put in place a process to contact owners and the work will be conducted by Kia dealers at a convenient time for customers."


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