Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Kia instigates Niro Hybrid and PHEV safety recall

By / 5 months ago / UK News / No Comments

Kia has instigated a voluntary recall of 5,020 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models due to possible overheating in an electrical relay.

Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid models built between November 2016 and September 2017 are affected

Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid models built between November 2016 and September 2017 are affected

Affected vehicles – built between November 2016 and September 2017 – should be taken to dealerships and relays will be replaced at no cost to customers, with the procedure taking approximately one hour to complete, the firm said in a statement. The fault was identified as part of the company’s on-going research and development programme.

The company stressed that it was not aware of any failures causing fires nor of any injuries, but is undertaking the recall to ensure the issue is corrected.

Kia will contact all affected owners, but anyone concerned about their vehicle should contact Kia Customer Services on 08000 158757 or email [email protected].

Chris Lear, director of After Sales commented: “The safety of our customers is our number one priority and we are taking this action to ensure their vehicles are not affected in any way.”

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.