Kia recalls cars over faulty wiring

Car manufacturer Kia has announced a recall of some models over faulty electric wiring that could lead to fire.

Some 73 Soul and 476 Sorento KX-3 vehicles will be recalled to fix a defect in electric wiring that controls mood lighting inside the car and could cause heat-related damage,Kia Motors (UK) said.

The recall covers cars built between September 2009 and June of this year, it said.

Hamish McCowan, after-sales and logistics director at Kia Motors (UK), said: "We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes our customers and we are not aware of any vehicles in the UK suffering this problem.

"But we believe it is better to be safe and that is why we are taking this recall action."

This is the latest in a wave of recalls that have shaken the global auto industry.

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