Over 256,000 Kia Soul compacts are being recalled in the U.S.
The recall affects Kia Souls from the 2014-2016 model years and according to the recall notice, the affected vehicles could have their steering fail. The Korean automaker notes that the adhesive holding steering gear parts together may not be strong enough and the parts can separate. As a result, the issue could cause loss of steering, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia originally found the problem after getting warranty reports from dealers. No crashes or injuries related to the issue have been reported.
Those affected by the recall will be contacted in late December as Kia will begin repairs on December 22. To fix the issue, dealers will inspect and replace a steering gear plug if necessary as well as install a bolt for additional reinforcement.
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