Original published date
make and model information
SP2 Seltos equipped with Nu 2.0L Atkinson Engine
2019 - 2020
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
What are the defects?
The piston rings fitted to certain vehicles may not meet manufacturing specifications and could cause engine failure and vehicle stalling. This will result in an unexpected loss of vehicle power.
What are the hazards?
A damaged engine may result in the vehicle staling and/or engine oil leaking, increasing the risk of an accident and/or vehicle fire causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.
What should consumers do?
Owners can contact their local Kia dealership to schedule an appointment to have the engine inspected and replaced if damaged, free of charge. During this inspection, an Engine Control Unit update will be applied to the vehicle as an additional data monitoring tool to detect early signs of engine failure.
KIA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Kia Customer Service
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.