Kia Motors has discovered that the Seltos diesel cars, manufactured from 1 October 2019 to 12 March 2020, may have a faulty fuel pump. The carmaker has not revealed the exact details of the fault but has confirmed that the affected cars will have symptoms like low pickup, vehicle vibration or vehicle not starting. Kia has instructed the workshops to inspect the part and replace it, if found faulty. If the part is not faulty, it won’t be replaced. The replacement will be done at no cost to the owner. Kia has not yet made any official announcement regarding the recall.
The Kia Seltos diesel is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine. It makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.
Features on offer include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, traction control and hill launch assist. Other features on offer include an electric sunroof, auto LED headlamps, auto AC with rear AC vents, air purifier, ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless mobile charging, Bose sound system, ambient lighting, a 7-inch driver’s display and connected car tech.
The Seltos diesel is available in six variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. Its prices range from Rs 10.34 lakh to Rs 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Seltos competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks.