Kia, the world renowned vehicle manufacturer, has issued a recall for nearly 20,000 of its vehicles presently in Canada. This crucial development follows an earlier recall that saw approximately 320,000 automobiles pulled from US roads. The recall centres around a significant defect that may impede the trunk of the vehicle from being opened from within the confines of the car’s interior.
The Canadian recall primarily impacts three of Kia’s esteemed models. These include 7,207 of their 2016 and 2017 Rio Sedans, 12,110 Optima Sedans dated between 2016 and 2018, and a selection of 599 Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid vehicles produced within the same timeframe. This information has been confirmed by a spokesperson for Kia Canada, through an email communication released on Thursday.
According to Kia Canada, owners of the vehicles in question will be personally notified about the recall. The communication will be channelled via email, thus ensuring a broad and timely reach. The email will house detailed instructions guiding affected vehicle owners to immediately seek the services of their nearest Kia dealership. The proposed remedy to this problem, as outlined in Kia’s official announcement, involves replacement of the faulty trunk latch base subassembly with a newly produced unit.