Cerato hose recall
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.