South Korea's second largest carmaker Kia Motors said on Sept. 3 that it is recalling about 35,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to faulty wiring in interior lights that could cause fires.
On Sept. 2 the company said it would recall about 18,000 vehicles sold domestically because of the same problem.
Most vehicles subject to the U.S. recall were made in South Korea except for the Sorento R, which was produced at Kia's factory in Georgia.
The recall affects about 24,000 Soul hatchbacks produced between September 2009 and June this year and some 11,000 Sorento sport utility vehicles made in the same period.
No accidents or injuries due to the defective wiring have been reported.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010