Tuesday, March 1, 2016 9:55 am
Kia Motors South Africa said on Tuesday it had started the voluntary safety recall of around 798 Kia Soul cars over concerns about the steering rack’s pinion. The company shipped 966 of the vehicles to South Africa last year.
Kia Motors is South Korea’s second largest car-maker and the affected vehicles were all assembled in Korea between 18 January 2014 and 30 September 2015, the company said.
The purpose of the recall is to inspect the affected vehicles’ steering rack to confirm that the pinion nut is correctly secured.
In the event that the pinion nut is not correctly secured, there is a possibility that – on some affected vehicles – the driver might experience a knocking sound when turning the steering wheel.
Owners of the vehicles involved will be be telephonically notified by the KIA Motors South Africa’s Call Centre as of today, 1 March 2016.