Kia Announces Recall of More Than 342,000 Soul Vehicles

These vehicles are at risk of sudden steering loss

Kia Announces Recall of More Than 342,000 Soul Vehicles
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October 19, 2017

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 342,000 model year 2014-2016 Soul and Soul EV vehicles.

What's the problem?

The pinion plug on the affected vehicles may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly.

If the pinion gear separates, steering will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Kia will notify owners of the recalled Soul vehicles beginning in mid-November 2017. Kia dealers will then inspect and secure the pinion plug or replace the steering gear assembly, as necessary, free of charge.

Vehicle owners with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542.

Kia's reference number for this recall is SC155.