Kia Soul Recalled Again For Possible Steering Loss In 342okay Cars
Kia has issued a considerable recall within the United States for its well-liked Soul compact sport-ute over steering considerations. Specifically, the issue stems with the steering pinion plug, which may let the pinion gear separate from the steering meeting. Generally talking, elements separating will not be a very good factor but it surely’s particularly unhealthy in terms of steering. Should 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 handle the issue, Kia will examine the plug in query and safe it, or substitute your complete steering gear meeting. Warning indicators of an impending failure may very well be a clunking noise from the steering rack when turning. The automaker is slated to start contacting affected house owners 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 downside on the Soul again in 2015. That preliminary recall additionally included 2014 to 2016 mannequin 12 months autos, and was adopted by a recall for a similar downside on Souls within the United Kingdom a couple of months later. Apparently the earlier repair wasn’t fairly ok, as a result of autos repaired beneath the earlier recall are beneath the gun for this newest recall as nicely.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s recall discover, autos beforehand repaired ought to be inspected to make sure the “topic autos acquired a correct restore.” The downside can exist on normal and EV fashions.
It’s not clear if any accidents or accidents have occurred because of this challenge. All complete, 342,381 Souls are affected.