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Kia Sportage and Stinger recall pending

By Kia New Zealand May 18th 2021

Kia Sportage and Stinger recall pending

Kia New Zealand has been made aware of a recall action in Australia for Kia QL Sportage MY2016-2021 and CK Stinger MY2017-2019.

Kia New Zealand is following appropriate protocols as required by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Recalls Website and is in the process of finalising this information before releasing a similar recall.

“The safety of Kia owners is paramount and, whilst there haven’t been any historical incidents of this specific issue happening in New Zealand, we are proceeding with due caution and will issue a recall notice,” said Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald.

“We will be proactively contacting all owners of affected vehicles and asking them to take their vehicle to their nearest authorised Kia dealership for inspection and repair, the cost of which will be covered by Kia New Zealand.”

There are approximately 15,000 Sportage and 120 Stinger which will be subject to the recall.

Please contact us for any further questions.

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Delays for new vehicle arrivals

There is currently a worldwide shortage of the key electronic components required in many parts of a new vehicle. Without these components (called “semi-conductors”) the assembly of a new vehicle can be delayed, or in some cases can be impossible. Kia NZ is working closely with Kia Corporation to optimise NZ Kia production however delays are currently being experienced for NZ Kia customers.

Depending on the model and specification, delays can range from six weeks to six months plus. Your Kia dealer can advise you of the expected lead time for your specific vehicle. If you would like to contact us please click here. We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and patience during this time.