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Kia Carens (2006 – 2011)

Published on 24 May 2013

A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal is pressed or in the brake light remaining on. Moreover, in vehicles with automatic transmission it may not be possible to move the lever out of the ‘P’ position. The electronic stability control (ESC) may fail to operate, causing the ‘ESC OFF’ warning lamp on the dashboard to light up; if the cruise control is used, operating the brake pedal may not de-activate the speed control.

The recall concerns vehicles with production period 2006 – 2011.

Source: Alert 20/2013 A12/0592/13

Is my car affected?

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Type of alert
Production periodMY 2006 - 2011
Type/number of modelTypes: AM, JC, XM, FG, MB, TF, JES Models: Sorento, Carens, Carnival, Soul, Sportage, Optima
Country of originRepublic of Korea
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2013-05-24 09:16:19

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Kia dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle


UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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