KIA SOUL 2016: STEERING

Make : KIA Model : SOUL Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2014-01-18 - 2015-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V736000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-12-08 Date Received by ODI: 2015-11-06 Date Added to Database: 2015-11-06
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC125
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 256459
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient strength, and as a result, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly.
Consequence:
      If the pinion gear separates, there would be a loss of steering which could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear. Dealers will also install a set bolt for additional reinforcement. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC125.
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.