2014 Kia SOUL Steering Recall

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2014 Kia SOUL Steering Recall

 NHTSA Recall #131001
NHTSA Compaign #17V608000
MFG Compaign #SC155
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSOUL
 Model Year2014
 ComponentSTEERING
 Date of notification16/11/17
 Begin date of manufacuring21/07/13
 End date of manufacturing30/09/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received29/09/17
 Report created02/10/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units342381
 Defect summaryKia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2014-2016 soul and soul ev vehicles. The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly.
 Consequence summaryIf the pinion gear separates, steering will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the pinion plug or replace the steering gear assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began november 16, 2017. Owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is sc155. Note: this recall supersedes campaigns 14v-332 and 15v-736. Vehicles previously remedied under those numbers are being recalled again under this campaign.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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