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Recall 14V332000

Steering Gear May Fail

Recall Details

The plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear may loosen and fail, causing loss of steering. Dealers will replace the plug with a new style with properly applied thread-locking adhesive free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The steering gear may fail due to a faulty connection with a related pinion gear, causing a loss of vehicle steering.

What Should You Do?

Kia notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Kia recall number is SC108.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, June 17, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 17, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
51,641
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V332000
Component
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.
Notify
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.
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