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Kia Recall: 25,000 UK Kias recalled for faulty brake lights

Sat, 01 Jun 2013

Kia are recalling 25,000 vehicles in the UK

Kia’s research and development checks have uncovered a fault in the brake light switch on a whole raft of Kia cars built between 2006 and 2011, with over 25,000 UK-owned Kias being recalled to have a fix.

Models affected are previous model Carens, Sedona, Sorento and Sportage and some of the current Sorento and Soul models as well as a few Optimas (actually, just 2 Optimas).

This isn’t a huge problem for owners, but Kia has discovered that carbonisation on the brake light switch contacts can make the switch a bit glitchy, with the possibility the brake lights might not come on at all when the brake pedal is pressed or, if they do come on, they may stay on. Neither of which is going to thrill the driver behind.

Kia are contacting owners of the cars affected (there’s a list below) to book an appointment at their local dealers where the switch will be swapped, free of charge, in around 15 minutes.

There’s really no need to contact Kia – they’ll be in touch with you – but if you do feel the need to talk to someone you can call Kia’s Customer Services on 0800 0158757.

By Cars UK