Kia Soul Recalled Again For Possible Steering Loss In 342k Cars

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Vehicles repaired underneath the earlier recall in 2015 are affected as effectively.

Kia has issued a considerable recall in the USA for its common Soul compact sport-ute over steering issues. Particularly, the issue stems with the steering pinion plug, which may let the pinion gear separate from the steering meeting. Typically talking, components separating should not factor nevertheless it’s particularly unhealthy in the case of steering. Ought to this occur, drivers will lose steering management which may actually result in a crash.

The recall impacts sure Souls manufactured for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 mannequin years, spanning manufacture dates from July 21, 2013 although September 30, 2015. To deal with the issue, Kia will examine the plug in query and safe it, or substitute all the steering gear meeting. Warning indicators of an impending failure might be a clunking noise from the steering rack when turning. The automaker is slated to start contacting affected homeowners starting November 16, however involved people can name Kia customer support at 800-333-4542 and reference recall SC155.

If this all sounds acquainted, it ought to. Kia issued a recall for the very same drawback on the Soul again in 2015. That preliminary recall additionally included 2014 to 2016 mannequin yr automobiles, and was adopted by a recall for a similar drawback on Souls in the UK just a few months later. Apparently the earlier repair wasn’t fairly ok, as a result of automobiles repaired underneath the earlier recall are underneath the gun for this newest recall as effectively.

In keeping with the Nationwide Freeway Transportation Security Administration’s recall discover, automobiles beforehand repaired ought to be inspected to make sure the “topic automobiles acquired a correct restore.” The issue can exist on commonplace and EV fashions.

It’s not clear if any accidents or accidents have occurred on account of this difficulty. All whole, 342,381 Souls are affected.

Supply: NHTSA


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