Over 44,000 units of Kia Carens recalled for airbag software issue

Kia Carens recall

Kia India has issued a recall for the Carens MPV to fix a potential issue with the airbag control unit software. Kia says it will recall 44,174 units of the MPV and will reach out to the owners regarding the same.

The South Korean manufacturer said in a press release that customers will have to visit their respective Kia dealerships to schedule an appointment for the recall. Alternatively, it can be done on the official website or the Kia app. Kia added that the voluntary recall campaign is being undertaken to inspect the issue and that it will provide a software update, where required, free of charge.

While there have been two previous recalls – in October 2019 and March 2020 – for Kia Seltos diesel variants regarding fuel pump issues, this is the first recall for the Carens.

Kia Carens was launched in February this year with three engine options – a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The MPV comes with six- and seven-seater configurations and has waiting periods of up to 10 months, depending on the trim. This is, in fact, higher than the Seltos whose diesel variants have a waiting period of up to seven months. 

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from Autocar India
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