In order to identify and resolve the software issues in the airbag control module, Kia India has recalled a total of 44,174 Carens MPV. Additionally, the affected vehicles have been voluntarily recalled by the Korean automaker for inspection, and, if needed, to provide a free software upgrade. Uniquely, Kia Carens is offered with a total of 6 airbags in all variants.
As asserted by the company, ” We have undertaken the voluntary recall campaign to check any potential error in the software of air bag control module in the Carens. As per the information, those who own the affected vehicles, have to contact the local authorities service centres of Kia.
Additionally, Kia has vowed to make every effort to minimise any inconveniences encountered during the procedure. The official website of Kia India as well as their in-house smartphone app can be used to find more information on the same.
Furthermore, in terms of safety, Kia Carens tops the list. Not only the all-wheel disc brakes, but ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, hill-assist control, vehicle stability management, downhill brake control, rear parking sensors, and a brake assist system are additional safety features available with the MPV.
Carens appears to be modern yet traditional, having been influenced by international Kia automobiles like the K5. Likewise, Carens is a mechanically sound product as well, sharing powertrains with Hyundai, its sister company. Many people praised the Kia Carens for having 6 airbags as standard equipment in all variants. Additionally, it even received a 3-star rating for crash safety test!
Currently, the Carens has a starting price of Rs ₹9.60 lakh and may cost up to ₹17.70 lakh, according to Kia (both prices, ex-showroom). Subsequently, the MPV (multi-purpose vehicles) directly competes with models like the Maruti Suzuki XL6, Ertiga, and Mahindra Marazzo, as well as various entry-level models of Toyota Innova Crysta.