Kia recalls Sportage SUVs in China on switch fault

PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

Shanghai, September 28 ( South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. today started to recall 235 imported Sportage SUVs in the Chinese market due to the vehicle's stop lamp switch fault, China's quality watchdog announced yesterday, reported.

The Kia Sportage SUVs now listed for recall were produced by Kia Motors between September 20, 2006 and October 26, 2006, and 235 units of them were sold as imported vehicles in mainland China.

These vehicles should be recalled because a component of their stop lamp switch cannot meet the design standard and therefore the lamp often works badly or cannot work at all, which may cause vehicle accidents, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

Kia Motors said it will replace the faulty components or lamp switches with upgraded new ones to remove the safety hazard. Customers of all the affected Sportage SUVs can drive to Kia China's 4S stores for free repair or replacement of the component or switch.

Kia Motors Corp., the biggest subsidiary of South Korea's auto tycoon Hyundai Motor Co., also imports cars into China in addition to making and selling vehicles locally via its Chinese venture Dongfeng Yueda Kia.

For more information please visit

Home | Buyers Guides For Every Auto Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | 2016-1993 Car Reviews Truck Reviews
1996-2016 Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2016 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: