Kia Motors Australia —Kia Sportage (SL) and Kia Soul (AM)

Identifying features

SL Sportage produced from 23rd August 2011 to 31st March 2012.
AM Soul produced from 23rd August 2011 to 31st March 2012.

See attached VIN list.

What are the defects?

The tensioning cable in the pretensioner in the assembly is not securely crimped.

What are the hazards?

There is a risk that the tensioning cable may be unleashed and cause an injury to an occupant of the motor vehicle. If the cable breaks during pretensioner deployment, the cable will not be able to restrain the occupant to the full capacity during an accident.

What should consumers do?

Contact their nearest Kia dealer to have the vehicle inspected and Seat Belt Pretensioner replaced if neccesary. This repair will be performed free of charge.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Kia Dealers

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 10 September 2011 - 31 December 2012

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
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