Consumer Information Notice - Kia Rio Lower Universal Anchorage System

TP 14563
Consumer Information Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2006-C04 E

Importer and Distributor:
Kia Canada Inc.
180 Foster Crescent
Mississauga, ON L5R 4J5

Consumer Contact:

Media Contact:
Garth Burns: (905)755-6251

Vehicle Models Affected:
2003, 2004 and 2005 Kia Rio

Dates of Manufacture:
Up to June 11, 2005

Number of vehicles:

Certain Kia Rio vehicles do not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 210.2 - Lower Universal Anchorage Systems for Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions. The lower connector system (UAS connectors) on a children's restraint system may be prevented from attaching to the corresponding UAS anchor bars in the vehicle seat bight due to interference with the rear seat frame.

Kia Canada contacted Transport Canada to inform them of the non-compliance to CMVSS 210.2. The non-compliance condition was identified during testing.

Company Action:
Kia Canada is notifying all registered owners of the non-compliance condition. Kia Canada will be replacing the vehicle UAS anchor bars.

Safety Risk:
In the event of a crash, if the child restraint system is not properly secured, personal injury or death could occur.

Consumer Recourse:
All registered owners should report to a Kia dealer to have the UAS anchor bars replaced in their vehicle. If a notice has not been received, then the consumer should contact their dealer to make an appointment for replacement. 

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: April 19, 2006

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