Kia Recalls 256K Souls for Steering Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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