2015 Kia Carnival brake booster recall

2015 Kia Carnival brake booster recall

New Kia Carnival recalled over potential brake fault.

2015 Kia Carnival brake booster recall
2015 Kia Carnival brake booster recall - a potential brake system fault will see the new Kia Carnival returned to dealerships.

The new 2015 Kia Carnival has had another small setback with a recall being initiated after a potential brake fault was identified.

Coming on the back of a disappointing four-star ANCAP safety score, the recall involves both petrol and diesel variants and over 1000 Kia Carnival vehicles in total are affected.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the recall notice for the 2015 Kia Carnival recall says there is a potential that during the manufacturing process a misalignment of the brake booster centre plate and assembly jig may have occurred.

This may have caused an o-ring in the brake booster to have been deformed and this fault could lead to an internal leak in the brake booster. This could cause the brake pedal to become hard during repeated applications.

As a result, increased pedal effort may be required to achieve the expected stopping distance and the loss of braking effectiveness may pose an accident hazard for the driver and other road users.

A letter will be sent to affected owners by Kia Motors Australia and owners are advised to contact their authorised Kia dealer to arrange an appointment for rectification.

In other Kia news; Kia cracks 252,000 global sales in May and 2015 Kia Sorento scores five star safety rating.

Joel Helmes