2014-2016 Kia Soul, Soul EV: Recall Alert
Oct 19, 2017  

2016 Kia Soul EV  Manufacturer image

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 342,000 model-year 2014-16 Kia Soul and
Soul EV hatchbacks

The Problem: The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the
steering gear assembly, which could result in lost steering, increasing the
risk of a crash. Kia noted that vehicles previously remedied under older an
older recall [
] are being recalled again.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and secure the pinion plug or replace the
steering gear assembly, as necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners Nov. 16. Owners can
call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's [
] vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit to check
their vehicle identification number [ (vin)
] and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair [
] to find your local dealer.
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