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Kia Carnival, Cerato and Soul recalled

Kia is recalling all Carnival, Cerato and Soul models produced between 2016 and 2018 due to an issue that may prevent the airbags from deploying.

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Kia is recalling 40,817 examples of its Carnival people mover, Cerato small sedan and hatch, and Soul small crossover due to a manufacturing issue that may prevent the airbags from deploying.

This recall affects all Carnival, Cerato and Soul variants produced between 2016 and 2018.

“Due to a manufacturing issue, the Airbag Control Unit (ACU) cover and the Electronically Erasable Programming Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) chip may have been produced with insufficient clearance,” the company says in its recall notice.

“This could cause the airbag warning lights to illuminate and the airbags may not deploy.”

If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll need to contact your nearest Kia dealer to arrange a free inspection and fix.

“If the Airbag Warning Light is illuminated, and Fault Code B162000 is stored, the dealer will replace the ACU with an improved unit,” says the Korean brand in its recall notice.

“If the Airbag Warning Light is not illuminated, a software update will be performed to the ACU ensuring deployment of the Airbag(s) in the event of an accident.”

If you have any further questions, you can call Kia Australia on 131 542.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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