Kia Carnival 2020 recall: More than 2000 people movers might catch on fire due to alternator

Kia Australia has recalled 2241 examples of the Carnival people over an alternator fire risk.

Affecting MY20 Carnival people movers sold from August 30, 2019, to August 19, 2020, the recall involves the positive terminal on the alternator, which might not have been properly tightened during assembly.

If the positive terminal were to become loose, resistance to the alternator may be increased, possibly leading to heat being generated, which could cause a fire in the engine bay.

In such a situation, the risk of an accident is increased alongside the chance of injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.

Kia Australia is directly contacting impacted owners via mail with instructions to book their vehicle in at a preferred dealership for an inspection and repair, both of which come free of charge.

Those looking for further information can call Kia Australia on 13 15 42. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.