Recalls & Defects For 2017 Kia Soul

Vehicle Report: 2017 Kia Soul

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Steering

Report Receipt Date: 09/29/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v608000

Summary
Kia 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
If the pinion gear separates, steering will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Kia 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.

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.


Recall Subject: Engine and Engine Cooling:exhaust System:emission Control:catalytic Convertor

Report Receipt Date: 02/22/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v120000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2012-2016 kia soul vehicles equipped with 1.6l gasoline direct injection (gdi) engines. high exhaust gas temperatures may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine's pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure.

Consequence
Piston damage may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. a broken connecting rod may puncture the engine block allowing engine oil to escape. the leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the catalytic overheating protection engine control unit logic to prevent overheating of the catalytic converter. in addition, the catalytic converter will also be replaced if it has been damaged. depending on the extent of any damage, the engine may also be replaced, free of charge. the recall began april 17, 2019. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc176.

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.



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