Kia India has said that it is recalling 44,174 units of its latest model ‘Carens’ to inspect and fix any potential error in airbag control module software. “As a responsible corporate, the company has decided to voluntarily recall the vehicles for inspection and if required, a software update will be provided free of cost," the automaker said in a statement.
The voluntary recall campaign is being undertaken to inspect any potential error in airbag control module software in the Carens, it added. The company said it will directly reach out to the owners of the concerned vehicles to update them about this voluntary recall campaign.
Customers of the affected vehicles would be required to get in touch with their respective Kia-authorised dealers to schedule an appointment. Kia India launched the model, which comes with six and seven seating options, in February this year.
The Carens is powered by three engine options - a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.4-litre petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine option, which are available with the choice of three transmission options.