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Kia announces Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid recall

Date: 31 May 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Kia has announced a recall of hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its Niro.

The manufacturer says this is due to possible overheating in an electrical relay. It says the recall, which it is conducting voluntarily, affects 5,020 vehicles. 

Kia says the issue was identified as part of its ongoing research and development programme, and while it is not aware of any failures causing fires, or any injuries, it wants to ensure the issue is swiftly corrected. 

Vehicles will be inspected at dealerships and affected relays will be replaced at no cost to customers, with the inspection and potential replacement taking around one hour. 

The models affected were built between November 2016 and September 2017. Kia says it will contact all affected owners, but anyone concerned about their vehicle should call Kia customer services on 08000 158757 or email 

Kia director of after sales Chris Lear said: "The safety of our customers is our number one priority and we are taking this action to ensure their vehicles are not affected in any way."