By Stewart Smith on 2016-06-21 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Kia Soul recalled in
KIA is recalling all Soul and Soul EV vehicles produced between January 18, 2014, and September 30, 2015, as a precautionary measure due to a potential fault which, in extreme circumstances, could cause the steering to fail.
Through monitoring of the models since production Kia has determined that an adhesive with insufficient bonding strength was used during assembly which may cause a pinion plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly to loosen.
If the plug loosens sufficiently, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly, which could cause a loss of steering.
Kia says it will notify owners via post and email, suggesting they take their vehicle to their nearest Kia dealership where the pinion plug will be secured or replaced, ordinarily within one hour.
At present there is no evidence of this potential defect causing any injuries or accidents to any customers in the UK or globally, there have also been no reports or complaints of vehicle defects from any Kia Soul customers relating to this issue.
Any Kia Soul customers who have questions about the issue are being encouraged to contact its customer service team via telephone on 0333 202 2990.
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