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KIA Recalls Soul Model Automobiles in North America

Kia Motors is voluntarily recalling its Soul model automobile due to problems with the steering system.

According to Kia, which is wholly owned by Hyundai, it will recall 256,459 Soul and Soul EV subcompact crossovers that were built between Jan. 18, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015.

This amounts to roughly 40 percent of Kia Motors’ Soul sales in North America. As of March 2015, Kia Motors has sold a total of 610,000 of Soul vehicles in the North American market.

There have been five cars brought in for warranty claims for the problem. Fortunately there have been no reported injuries or accidents related to the defect.

Kia engineers say that the problem was found with a part of the steering assembly called the “pinion plug” that could possibly loosen comes out –which could lead to a complete loss of steering capabilities.

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