KIA SOUL 2014: STEERING

Make : KIA Model : SOUL Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2013-07-21 - 2014-01-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V332000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-07-25 Date Received by ODI: 2014-06-17 Date Added to Database: 2014-06-17
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC108
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 51641
Summary:
      Kia Motors Corporation "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, through January 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen due to an improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the assembly process.
Consequence:
      As a result, the pinion gear can separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pinion plug with a new pinion plug which has properly applied thread-locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC108.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.