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.

2009 Kia Soul

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