The American magazine Consumer Reports reports a large-scale recall of the KIA Seltos and Soul crossovers in the United States. They had a defect in the oil scraper rings, which arose as a result of violations of the technological process of heat treatment, which threatens to damage the motor.
147,249 cars will be sent to the services for diagnostics and, if necessary, replacement of the engine with a new one. Repairs are covered by the car manufacturer.
The review affects KIA Seltos, which were produced from November 20, 2019 to October 15, 2020, and the KIA Soul crossover, which rolled off the assembly line from November 24, 2018 to October 24, 2020. In both cases, repairs were required for cars equipped with a two-liter engine.
According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least four fires have been recorded that could have occurred due to a detected defect. Kia, in turn, said that the automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this problem.