Kia says 2241 Carnival models in Australia built between 2019 and 2020 could have a loose battery terminal, with the potential to cause a fire.
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Kia Australia has issued a recall for 2241 examples of its Carnival people mover with the Model Year 2020 (MY20), due to an incorrectly tightened battery terminal.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the loose battery terminal could "increase the resistance to the alternator and may lead to heat being generated, which could result in a fire within the engine compartment".

Affected cars were sold between 30 August 2019 and 19 August 2020. Kia Australia is contacting Carnival owners to organise a free fix.

The brand says there are no known instances of the issue affecting Australian owners, and the recall is a precautionary measure.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 2241 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your Carnival checked, find your closest Kia dealership by clicking here.