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:
1-877-542-2886

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:
19,048

Problem:
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.

Background:
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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