Kia has recalled a pair of models from its small car range - the Cerato and the Soul.
The Cerato recall affects models built between August and November 2010, fitted with automatic transmissions.
A weakness has been identified with the transmission fluid cooler hose, which may have been improperly cured during the manufacturing process.
Fluid leaks may result, affecting shifting patterns for the automatic or rendering the transmission inoperable in extreme circumstances.
If this was to occur while driving, a hazard may be present for the vehicle occupants and other road-users.
The Kia Soul has been recalled due to a potential problem with the vehicle’s steering.
Kia has identified a weakness with the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly during manufacturing.
Should the pinion gear separate from the steering gear assembly while driving, a hazard may result for the vehicle occupants and other road-users.
Targeted models were built between January 2014 and September 2015, and Kia says only a small number of customers in Australia will be affected.
Kia will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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