Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is contacting the owners of 816 new-model Sportage vehicles in order to arrange the replacement of possibly defective hand-brake ratchet and pawl assemblies.
The recall has been issued by Kia Motors Corporation following the discovery of a possible manufacturing defect that could see the parking brake fail to engage even when properly applied. No cases of the fault have been reported in the UK.
Since the new Sportage was introduced at the start of the year almost 3,000 vehicles have been sold, but the recall only applies to specific vehicles manufactured in April and May of 2005.
Owners should contact their local Kia dealer and arrange an appointment for the hand-brake assembly to be replaced free of charge. The work will take approximately 40 minutes.
For customer recall queries please contact the Kia helpline on 0118 945 8545.
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