A fuel line fault could increase the risk of a leak and pose a fire hazard, according to the manufacturer.
Kia Australia has issued a recall for 630 examples of its new-generation 2021 Sorento SUV, citing a potential fault with the fuel line.
The affected vehicles were sold between August 1 and September 30, 2020 (model year 2021).
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “fuel may leak from the low pressure fuel line hose clamp”.
“A fuel leak may result in an engine fire, increasing the risk of an accident and injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users,” the notice continues.
CarAdvice has contacted Kia Australia to determine whether there have been any recorded malfunctions in Australia. This story will be updated with its response.