Kia Carens recalled for software update on instrument cluster

    Kia will inspect 30,297 units built between September 2022 and February 2023 to fix the issue via software update.

    Published On Jun 26, 2023 04:57:00 PM

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    This is the second recall for the Carens in one year.

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    Kia India has issued a recall for its Carens MPV to fix a potential issue with its digital instrument cluster via a software update on affected units. The company has announced that over 30,297 units of Kia Carens MPV built will be inspected.

    1. Recall related to Carens' instrument cluster not booting up properly
    2. This is the second recall for the Carens in one year

    Kia Carens recall: faulty instrument cluster units

    Kia has issued a recall as few units of the Carens MPV's instrument cluster was not booting up properly, and thus, going blank. Carens MPV units produced between September 2022 and March 2023 are likely to be affected. Owners of these MPVs will be contacted and will be asked to come to the service centre for an inspection and a software update, if required.

    Kia recalls in the past

    Kia has had two recalls – in October 2019 and March 2020 – for the Kia Seltos diesel for a fuel pump issue. This is the second recall for the Carens, with the first one being in October 2022 for an airbag control unit, which also was fixed with a software update.

    Kia Carens pricing and details

    The Kia Carens is priced at Rs 10.45 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base 1.5 litre petrol manual variant, with the fully loaded turbo-diesel and turbo-petrol variants costing Rs 18.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The MPV is available as either a 6- or 7-seater and has a waiting period of around 10 months, depending on the trim.

    Also see:

    Kia Seltos facelift to get dual-zone climate control

    Kia Carnival discontinued; expected to return next year

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