Possible safety issues lead Kia Motors to recall cars

Kia Motors has announced that some Cee’d and Picanto models require remedial work on a small number of customer cars in order to avoid possible safety issues.

Kia has 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 five-door, SW and three-door vehicles built between 1 April 2008 and 30 March 2009, to arrange for work to be carried out to replace the brake master cylinder. Customers will not incur any costs.

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

In the case of Picanto, 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 says it is aware of a small number of instances of a leak occurring.