Published On: Sat, Jul 19th, 2014

Kia: 52,000 Soul vehicles recalled due to steering issues

Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) announced Thursday the recall of approximately 51,641 Kia Soul vehicles due to a steering system issue, the company notes in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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The recall will affect certain 2014 model year Soul vehicles produced from July 21, 2013 through January 17, 2014.

The cause of the Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign is a steering defect, more specifically:  The pinion plug secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly. If the pinion plug loosens due to improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the supplier’s assembly process, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly, causing loss of steering, which could result in a crash, the company notes.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail with instructions to bring their vehicles to a Kia dealer to have the pinion plug replaced with a new pinion plug with properly applied thread-locking adhesive. Kia will replace the pinion plug at no charge and will reimburse owners for repair expenses already incurred.

Notifications to dealerships and owner will take place this month.

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