Just bought a new Kia Soul or Sorento? You may need to hot-foot it back to the dealer you bought it from. Kia has identified a wiring fault in a small number of cars built between September 2009 and last March which, in extreme cases, could cause a fire.

The wiring controls the ‘mood’ lighting in certain Soul models and the latest Sorento (pictured), which went on sale from March 1. Kia has discovered that in certain circumstances the wiring can overheat. The company is contacting registered keepers of all the vehicles affected to ask that they take their cars to a Kia dealership for modification.

The work, which Kia says should take no longer than an hour to complete, is needed by 73 Souls and 476 Sorento KX-3 models.

This announcement comes just three months after the company recalled Picanto and Cee'd models to correct potential fuel leaks and braking faults.

Stephen Jury


September 7, 2010

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