Kia Motors India has recalled the diesel trims of Seltos compact SUV due to the possible issue with the fuel pump. Currently, we don't know the exact recalled numbers, but the affected models were manufactured between October 1, 2019, and March 15, 2020.
Owners of these affected models will be required to bring their car to their nearby Kia service centre for inspection purposes and if required, the defective component will be changed without any charges.
What is the exact issue?
As per the gathered information, some of Seltos's 1.5-litre diesel models have a tiny hole at the bottom of the fuel pump or a crack in its assembly, which could lead to low pickup and vibrations. In some situations, the vehicle may face difficulty in starting. If you are also experiencing any of these problems with your diesel Seltos, we advise you to contact your nearest Kia authorized service station.
About Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos is a 5-seater compact SUV, priced between Rs 9.89 lakh and Rs 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom India). It is available in seven variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTX, and GTX+. Kia offers three engine choices with the Seltos that includes 1.5-litre NA petrol (115PS/144Nm), 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol (140PS/242Nm), and 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/250Nm). Its fuel efficiency figures range from 16.1kmpl to 21kmpl, depending on the engine & gearbox options.
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Seltos is one of the most feature-loaded car of its segment. The key highlights include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Kia’s UVO connected car technology, remote engine start/stop, smartphone connectivity, an 8-inch head-up display, ventilated front seats, electrically adjustable driver's seat, a 7-inch multi-information display, an air purifier, ambient lighting with music sync, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, and an electric sunroof.
In the Indian market, the Kia Seltos rivals the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.