Safety information on the KIA Venga
3rd March 2010
Today, Euro NCAP is advising all customers of the 2010 Venga to contact their local Kia dealer without delay to ensure the fitment of a safety modification. During recent tests, the organisation identified a weakness in the restraint system of the Venga that requires immediate attention. Last week, Kia swiftly launched a service campaign to respond to Euro NCAP’s concerns.
Euro NCAP discovered a cut in the webbing of the seat-belt on the driver’s side following the frontal impact crash test. Euro NCAP inspectors concluded that the seatbelt was damaged by interaction with the seat runners when it was under load from the dummy. Kia has produced a polypropylene sleeve to be added to the seat belt as an effective countermeasure to the problem. The car manufacturer has delayed deliveries of all new cars until the modification is fitted and is requesting those already with the vehicle, to return the car to dealers to have the protective sleeve fitted to the seat belt.
In total 2100 cars will be affected by this modification, of which 1100 have been delivered to customers and 1000 are dealer demonstrator vehicles.
Euro NCAP advises all customers that the star rating awarded to the car can only apply following the fitment of this safety modification.
For further information please contact Euro NCAP at +32 2 4007740 or email.