KIA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD - KIA Kia Carnival, Kia Cerato, Kia Soul 2016 - 2018

recall information

Recall number
Campaign number
Original published date

make and model information

Kia Carnival, Kia Cerato, Kia Soul
2017 - 2018 YD Cerato, 2017- 2019 YP Carnival, 2018 - 2019 PS Soul
Year range
2016 - 2018
Affected units
Variant applicability
All variants within this model

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

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

What are the hazards?

In the event of an accident an airbag not deploying as intended could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners can contact their nearest Kia Australia dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle, free of charge.

Note: If the Airbag Warning Light is illuminated, and Fault Code B162000 is stored, the dealer will replace the ACU with an improved unit.

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.
Supplier details

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Kia Australia
Contact phone
131 542
Contact email
Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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