Kia Recalls 51,640 Soul Vehicles at Risk of Steering Loss
Kia Motors is recalling approximately 51,640 model year 2014 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured from July 21, 2013 through January 17, 2014.
In the affected Soul vehicles, the plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen due to an improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the assembly process.
As a result, the pinion gear can separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia will notify owners of the recalled Soul vehicles, and Kia dealers will replace the pinion plug with a new pinion plug which has properly applied thread-locking adhesive. Repairs will be made free of charge.
For further information, contact Kia Customer Service toll-free at 800-333-4542. Kia's reference number for this recall is SC108.