Lucky Motor Corporation Ltd (LMCL) has recalled approximately 14,000 KIA Sportage vehicles to rectify a technical fault that resulted in a fire in two Sportage in the last one and a half years.
Sources said two Kia Sportage caught fire in two separate incidents, reportedly one in Karachi and another in one of the cities of Punjab, in the last one and a half years which made the company take preventive steps in curbing any future incident.
Meanwhile, an official in LMCL, on a condition not to be named, said the company had sold over 20,000 Sportage in the last one and a half years.
“After recalling 14,000 vehicles, the rest of models have been delivered after making necessary modifications,” he added.
“We have recalled vehicles after taking the customers into confidence,” he added.
LMCL in its circular sent to its Sportage buyers on June 19 stated as part of KIA’s global campaign, LMCL is carrying out a special safety service campaign related to inspection, and if required, replacement of “HECU fuse kit in Sportage vehicles.”
Reportedly, the company requested its customers to have their vehicle inspected by visiting any authorized dealer in 19 cities nationwide to avail of this free service.