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The Kia Sportage is actuality recalled in Australia due to a blaze risk. Kia New Zealand has said it will chase suit.
Kia Australia is abandoning abutting to 60,000 Sportage SUV and Stinger auto models due to a blaze risk, and Kia New Zealand is about to chase suit.
The affair affects 56,203 QL Sportage models awash in Australia and congenital amid 2016 and 2021, as able-bodied as 1,648 CK Stingers bogus amid 2017 and 2019. In absolute the anamnesis applies to 57,851 cartage in Australia, while in New Zealand it will affect added than 15,000 vehicles.
The accountability involves a botheration area damp can access the Hydraulic Electronic Ascendancy Unit (HECU) and account a abbreviate circuit, which in about-face could account a fire. Alike added alarmingly the HCEU, which is amenable for the ABS braking, adherence ascendancy and absorption ascendancy systems, can abide alive alike back the agent is switched off, acceptation a abeyant blaze could activity back the agent is anchored in a garage.
The Stinger rear-drive auto is additionally complex in the recall.
In a statement, Kia New Zealand said it had been fabricated acquainted of a anamnesis activity in Australia and is afterward “appropriate protocols as appropriate by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Recalls Website and is in the action of finalising this advice afore absolution a agnate recall.”