14 June 2010


Kia recalls Picanto and Cee'd models

14 June 2010 - On-going product testing and monitoring at Kia Motors has revealed that some Cee'd and Picanto models require remedial work on a number of customer cars to avoid possible safety issues. Kia has identified that up to 468 Cee'd models could suffer from insufficient brake force from the master cylinder on vehicles featuring Electronic Stability Programme systems.

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., is contacting the owners of the 468 Cee'd 5-door, SW and 3-door vehicles built between April 1 2008 and March 30, 2009 to arrange for no-cost work to be carried out to replace the brake master cylinder. The company is not aware of any accidents having occurred in the UK because of this issue.


In the case of Picanto, the harsh 2009-2010 weather conditions have revealed that where high levels of de-icing materials have been used there is a possibility that material in the fuel filter neck seal could be damaged and a fuel leak could occur. The owners of 6,585 Picantos built between November 2009 and February 2010 are being contacted to arrange for the fuel-filler neck to be replaced free of charge. The company is aware of a small number of instances of a leak occurring.