Cer­ato hose re­call

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

JOHANNESBURG — Kia Mo­tors South Africa an­nounced a safety re­call of 180 Kia Cer­ato ve­hi­cles built in 2011.

The pur­pose of the re­call is to re­place two Au­to­matic Trans­mis­sion Cool­ing Hoses. These hoses carry hot trans­mis­sion fluid from the trans­mis­sion to the trans­mis­sion cooler, and cooled trans­mis­sion fluid back to the trans­mis­sion.

There is a pos­si­bil­ity that the trans­mis­sion cool­ing hoses may have been im­prop­erly cured dur­ing the man­u­fac­tur­ing process and that, over time, it may leak trans­mis­sion fluid.

In such in­stances, the mal­func­tion indi­ca­tor lamp will il­lu­mi­nate and some ve­hi­cles may dis­play ab­nor­mal shift­ing. De­pend­ing on the amount of trans­mis­sion fluid lost, re­duced ve­hi­cle mo­bil­ity may oc­cur. The re­call only af­fects mod­els with au­to­matic trans­mis­sions.

The af­fected ve­hi­cles were all as­sem­bled in Korea be­tween Au­gust 27, 2010, and Novem­ber 11, 2010, and only 180 units from this pro­duc­tion run were shipped to South Africa.

Own­ers of af­fected ve­hi­cles in­volved will be tele­phon­i­cally no­ti­fied by the Kia Mo­tors South Africa’s Call Cen­tre.

More in­for­ma­tion at 010 596 2000. — WR.

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