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by Brett Davis

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the global Kia recall that was announced concerning a wiring problem that could cause heat problems, affecting the Kia Soul and Kia Sorento. Kia Australia has now confirmed the recall for the Australian-sold cars.

Kia Australia says it has the replacements parts for the recall issue and will rectify the issue free of charge. The initial global recall was issued due some reports of the speaker wires heating up to the extent of possible danger.

The wires specifically are those fitted to the optional speaker lighting system that pulses in time with selected music. Kia advises affected car owners to call their local Kia dealer to book an appointment to have the wires replaced.

Cars that are available with the speaker system that could be affected include; the Kia Soul with a build date between September 7, 2009 and June 8, 2010. Specific chassis numbers are:

KNAJT813MA7110586
KNAJT811MA7139968
KNAJT811MA7141137
KNAJT813MA7143483
KNAJT813MA7143397
KNAJT813MA7143482
KNAJT813MA7143846
KNAJT813MA7146223
KNAJT813MA7146224
KNAJT813MA7146222
KNAJT813MA7147895
KNAJT811MA7148493
KNAJT811MA7158746
KNAJT813MA7170534
KNAJT813MA7170535
KNAJT813MA7170536
KNAJT813MA7170537
KNAJT813MA7170538
KNAJT813MA7170539
KNAJT813MA7170718
KNAJT813MA7170716
KNAJT813MA7170719
KNAJT813MA7170720
KNAJT813MA7170721
KNAJT813MA7170717
KNAJT811MA7172666
KNAJT811MA7172667

Affected Kia Sorentos are those produced between September 2009 and June 2010. Chassis numbers are those between:

KNAKU813MA5050763 to KNAKU813MA5050767
KNAKU814SA5026243 to KNAKU814SA5108829




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