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Kia recall on Soul and Sorento

Kia has issued a recall on the Soul and Sorento after discovering a potential fault in a small section of the door wiring loom that controls the ‘mood’ lighting.


The wiring could over-heat and cause a fire.

A total of 73 Soul models and 476 Sorento KX-3 vehicles feature the mood-lighting and are being recalled. The work should take no more than one hour.

Hamish McCowan, aftersales and logistics Director at Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., said: "We are not aware of any vehicles in the UK suffering this problem - but we believe it is better to be safe and that is why we are taking this recall action.

"The risk of a fire is very small and would only occur under extreme circumstances, but we want to make sure none of our customers should be anxious about the safety of their vehicles."

The recall affects vehicles built between September 2009 and June of this year.

Very few models were equipped with the mood lighting for the UK market. Soul was launched into the UK market in March of 2009 and Sorento went on sale from March 1 this year.

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