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Kia Seltos 2020 recall: More than 2000 small SUVs fitted without mandatory anti-theft lock

The Seltos has been caught up in a new recall.

Kia Australia has recalled 2465 examples of the Seltos small SUV, which don’t have an anti-theft lock despite it being mandatory locally.

Affecting MY20 Seltos small SUVs sold from October 25, 2019, to August 25, 2020, the recall relates to Australian Design Rule (ADR) 25/01, which requires an anti-theft lock to be fitted to all new vehicles as a preventative measure.

In this instance, the Seltos’ anti-theft lock wasn’t installed on its steering column shaft during manufacturing, and therefore the small SUV isn’t ADR-compliant.

Kia Australia is directly contacting impacted owners with instructions to book their vehicle in at a preferred dealership for an inspection and repair, both of which come free of charge.

Those looking for further information can call Kia Australia on 13 15 42. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.