Johannesburg - Kia South Africa is conducting a voluntary safety recall on its recently-launched Rio hatchback, in order to inspect potentially faulty rear door child locks.

The campaign affects approximately 1266 Rio models assembled in South Korea between 10 April 2017 and 5 June 2017.

According to Kia, there may be some instances where the car’s child locking function is not working due to the actuator cable being the wrong length. 

However, the inspection should take no longer than 10 minutes, Kia says, and if a repair is required it is likely to be completed within an hour, although the actual timeframe will also depend on the vehicle’s position in the work queue on the day of the booking.

Kia says its call centre will notify owners via telephone, starting this week.

Customers can also contact Kia on: (010) 596 2000.

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