Kia recalls Niro models

Kia is recalling more than 5,000 Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid models, over concerns about the safety of an electric relay. The voluntary recall is a precautionary one, since Kia says that the relay has the potential to overheat.

There have been no incidents reported to Kia, with no fires or injuries as a result of the issue, but Kia is recalling 5,020 of the Niro models built between November 2016 and September 2017.

Vehicles will be inspected at dealerships and affected relays replaced at no cost to customers. The issue has been identified as a result of on-going research and development.

Owners of affected models will be contacted by Kia, but anyone concerned about their Niro Hybrid or Plug-in Hybrid can contact Kia on 08000 158757, or email enquiries@kiacustomercare.co.uk. Inspection and any work required should take about an hour.

Chris Lear, Director of After Sales said: "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.”

Find out more about the Kia Niro here

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:31st May 2019

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