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.[Branding in Asia]
Busan Subway Lines 1, 2 and 3 have begun emergency services today due to a general strike of the Busan Metro Labor Union.
The city of Busan is looking for public input as they plan to change the look of the city’s buses for the first time in 16 years.
The Busan One Asia Festival will have five main K-pop concerts at the Busan Asiad Gymnasium throughout the first 23 days of October.
The Busan International Film Festival has released its main event schedule for this year’s 21st edition. Updates as of September 22, 2016.
Wired magazine has chosen local cartoonist Ryan Estrada’s “Big Data” as one of its top 5 podcasts of the week.
The speed limit on main roads in Busan’s downtown might be lowered to 50 km per hour, which is 10 km less than the previous speed limit.
The 6th Seomyeon Medical Street Festival is starting on September 30th.
That’s not a misprint, but just the way it seems to work when you live abroad. John Bocskay explains.
Pei Wei Asian Diner is set to open a location in Busan by the end of 2017 according to a company press release.
McDonald’s Korea has introduced its newest offering, the Chicken Mac.
A new survey by MasterCard shows that Seoul is once again the 10th most popular city for travel in the world.
Busan’s neighbor to the north has a lot going for it for a fun weekend that’s not so far from home.
While many head to Thailand in search of its magnificent culture, Chiang Mai is a great place to start and one of her best offerings are her awesome temples, known as “Wats”.
North Korea’s goalkeeper gives up one of the worst goals ever — to the opponent’s goalkeeper in an AFC U-16 championship match.
A 29-year-old woman was seriously injured this month when a bungee jump operator failed to secure her rope to the safety hook.
Suyeong-gu Office runs the Stand Up Paddle Board Academy at Gwangalli Beach in September and October.