According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), if an electrical short circuit occurs, an engine bay fire could be realised when the ignition is switched off and the vehicle is parked.
Australia’s competition regulator added: “A vehicle fire could increase the risk injury or death to vehicle occupants or bystanders and/or damage to property.”
Kia Australia “recommends that the vehicle should not be parked near any flammable structures or in an enclosed area.”
Affected owners will be contacted by Kia Australia with instructions to book their vehicle in at a preferred dealership for a free-of-charge inspection and repair.
Until then, though, Kia Australia “recommends that the vehicle should not be parked near any flammable structures or in an enclosed area, i.e. not in a garage.”
Those looking for further information can call Kia Australia on 13 15 42. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.