Kia Sorento (2015 - 2016)

Production: 20. 3. 2015 - 18. 5. 2016 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

Due to a software problem in the electronic control module of the tow-bar, the brake light of a trailer attached to the vehicle is not activated when the towing vehicle slows down through the cruise control. This increases the risk of accidents for following vehicles.

The vehicles affected were produced between 20 March 2015 and 18 May 2016.

Source: Alert A12/1195/16

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a Kia dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using the vehicle registration number.

Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Kia
Published by RAPEX 30. 9. 2016
Keywords   
Risk Accident
Make
Model
Type SUV
Production period 20. 3. 2015 - 18. 5. 2016
Type/number of model e4*2007/46*0894*01, *04, *05; Type: UM
Country of origin Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in -
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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