14,000 Kia Sportage Cars have been recalled by Lucky Motor.
KARACHI: Lucky Motor Corporation Ltd (LMCL) has issued a recall for roughly 14,000 Kia Sportage cars to address a technical issue that has resulted in two Sportage vehicles catching fire in the previous year and a half.
According to market sources, Kia Motor Corporation has informed the LMCL that the concerned vehicles would be recalled.
They said that two Kia Sportages caught fire in two different events in the previous one and a half years, one in Karachi and the other in one of Punjab’s cities, prompting the firm to take precautionary measures to prevent future accidents.
Meanwhile, an LMCL executive who did not want to be identified said the business had sold over 20,000 Sportage in the past year and a half. He stated that after recalling 14,000 vehicles, the remaining models were delivered after appropriate adjustments were made.
When asked if any of the relevant ministries or the government’s quality control department had taken note, he responded that no ministries had approached the LMCL because car recalls were a common procedure across the world.
“We recalled automobiles after gaining the trust of our customers,” he continued. According to a circular sent to Sportage buyers on June 19, LMCL is conducting a special safety service campaign relating to inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the “HECU fuse kit in Sportage cars” as part of KIA’s global campaign.
This component’s possible electrical problem might provide a safety risk.