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Luxury 4WDs recalled amid fears of dangerous software fault

Kia has recalled 4000 cars across Australia, due to an alarming software fault.

Kia has recalled 4000 cars across Australia, due to an alarming software fault. Photo: Kia

Kia Australia has recalled thousands of luxury vehicles amid fears of a dangerous software fault.

This recall affects 3873 current-generation Sorento models across Australia.

“Due to a software issue, the turn indicators may not illuminate as intended,” the company’s recall notice said.

“If the turn indicators do not illuminate as intended, other road users would be unable to identify if the vehicle is turning. This could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

The recall was also issued by the federal Department of Transport on Thursday. The list of affected VINs can be found here.

It applies to all variants of the 2022 Kia MQ4 and MQ4 (P)HEV models in Australia.

Owners of affected vehicles are urged to immediately contact their Kia dealer to schedule an appointment to have the multifunction switch software updated. The adjustment is free.

More information is also available from Kia customer service by phone (131 542) or email ([email protected]).

Topics: Kia
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